It has been more than four years since Square Enix officially announced Final Fantasy 7 Remake, and fans now have just over five months left to wait before they can finally experience this highly anticipated JRPG for themselves. In preface of the Final Fantasy 7 Remake release date, screenshots, trailers, and additional details have been giving players a better sense of what to expect from the title, and now these fans have yet one more visual to enjoy: the FF7 Remake box art.
Players that are familiar with the original release of Final Fantasy 7 may not be surprised by the artwork that is featured on the FF7 Remake cover. Indeed, this Final Fantasy 7 Remake artwork is a direct update to the box art that was used for the North American release of the original Final Fantasy 7, and it depicts the game's main protagonist, Cloud Strife, standing in front of FF7 Remake's Shinra Headquarters.
To note, the Final Fantasy 7 Remake box art featured here is only confirmed for the North American and European releases of the game, and players in other regions may be able to look forward to alternative artwork on their copies. However, until such an alternative FF7 Remake box art is revealed, players can enjoy the subtle details that have been put into this cover, such as the Final Fantasy 7 Materia that can be seen embedded into Cloud's Buster Sword.
The reveal of this Final Fantasy 7 Remake box art comes hot on the heels of an information dump that occurred at the Tokyo Game Show earlier this month. At that event, Square Enix confirmed that Final Fantasy 7 Remake will have a Classic Mode, which will feature a turn-based combat system. This combat system will mimic what was present in the original release of FF7, giving players the chance to do battle like it is 1997 all over again.
Between Classic Mode and the newly revealed Final Fantasy 7 Remake cover, it truly seems that Square Enix is looking to offer an updated FF7 experience while still paying homage to the game's roots. Considering the esteemed position that the original Final Fantasy 7 holds in video game history, this approach will certainly be appreciated by many fans.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake launches on March 3, 2020 for PS4.