Square Enix’s Play Arts Kai line announces the release of Cloud Strife and Barret Wallace figures inspired by their likenesses in the forthcoming Final Fantasy 7 Remake.
Not too long ago, rumors surfaced online that stated Square Enix would be giving the first episode of its Final Fantasy 7 Remake a release in 2017. Nevertheless, with the hearsay having gone unfounded, there’s really no telling as to when gamers will be able to get their hands on the initial installment to the title, but at least the video game developer’s Play Arts Kai line has now confirmed a definitive release window for its remarkably detailed figurines of Cloud Strife and Barret Wallace.
As seen in a listing from the character and hobby shop AmiAmi’s page, Play Arts Kai will be giving Japanese audiences the chance to purchase models of the Final Fantasy 7 Remake characters in April and May 2017. Fans can pre-order the Cloud and Barret figurines now, with the former coming out in April and the latter releasing in May for 15,984 yen (US $139) apiece.
As seen in the images courtesy of AmiAmi below, the Final Fantasy 7 Remake characters have been given an incredible amount of detail, with Cloud wielding his trademark weapon of the Buster Sword, and Barret’s gatling gun being attached to his arm. It’s important to mention, however, that these representations of the figures are prototypes, as the final products may vary from what the company is advertising.
As far as any additional items and specs are concerned, the Final Fantasy 7 Remake version of Cloud stands at approximately 10 inches in height and comes with his broadsword, a stand, and six different hands capable of being swapped out. Barret, on the other hand, is listed as being roughly 11 1/2 inches in height, but only includes a stand and a single hand that’s presumably capable of being switched out with his closed fist.
For those unaware, the Final Fantasy 7 Remake characters had their early, unpainted prototype figurines revealed during Jump Fiesta nearly a year ago, so it’s safe to say that Play Arts Kai has taken its time in giving Cloud and Barret proper attention when it comes to their color treatments. Of course, it remains to be seen if fans are willing to pay for the models’ $100-plus price points.
Should Final Fantasy 7 Remake fans decide Play Arts Kai’s figures for Cloud and Barret are necessary additions to their collection, it stands to reason that they would need the company’s Sephiroth figure in order to complete the set. Obviously, should Square Enix and Play Arts Kai eventually announce the release of fully posable statues for any of Final Fantasy 7 Remake‘s side characters like Biggs, Jessie, and Wedge, then fans will likely want to pony up the dough for them too.
The Final Fantasy 7 Remake is currently without a release date, but it is currently in development for PlayStation 4.