When the Final Fantasy VII Remake was announced, most fans felt exuberant joy, overwhelmed with happiness that the dreamed-of remake would finally be happening. Once the initial excitement calmed down, however, fans started worrying about the details. Would Square Enix leave favorite scenes alone, or tamper with what made Final Fantasy VII a classic?
One such worry was that the infamous scene in which Cloud Strife disguises himself as a woman to infiltrate the Wall Market would be removed or heavily altered. Thankfully, a recent announcement seems to assure fans otherwise.
During an interview with Eurogamer that primarily focused on Kingdom Hearts 3, director of the Final Fantasy VII Remake and the original Final Fantasy VII character designer, Tetsuya Nomura, couldn’t help but answer a few small questions regarding the Final Fantasy VII Remake. He professed that he and his team felt hesitant that they could pull off a remake of this scope, especially since they’ve all become much older since the original title. As the final question during the interview, however, Tetsuya was asked the important question on many gamers’ minds: Would there still be a segment included in the Final Fantasy VII Remake in which Cloud would crossdress? Tetsuya Nomura’s reply came simply as “Please look forward to it.”
While Tetsuya Nomura certainly didn’t divulge any details, it sounds like fans don’t have to worry about losing one of the more unusual and iconic scenes from the original Final Fantasy VII. Fans were initially concerned following news that the Final Fantasy VII Remake would see some changes made to its story and gameplay. However, considering the existence of the Final Fantasy VII Remake is solely because of fan demand, one can hope that this is evidence that the development team won’t be axing any of the existing story or scenes that fans remember with fondness.
After all these years, it’ll be a lot of fun to see the iconic crossdressing scene with high-definition graphics and full voice acting, to boot. While there isn’t even a year projected for the game’s release yet, one can hope that it’ll satisfy the wishes of Final Fantasy VII fans.
Final Fantasy VII Remake‘s release date is TBA, and will be available on the PlayStation 4.