Final Fantasy 7 Remake's director, Tetsuya Nomura, confirms that the iconic Cloud cross-dressing scene from the original game will be included in Remake.
Square Enix has created a bit of a stir by changing up some key components of the original Final Fantasy VII in their upcoming Final Fantasy VII Remake. However, not everything is changing, as the director is reassuring fans that the legendary Cloud cross-dressing scene will return.
According to a recent interview with Final Fantasy VII Remake's director, Tetsuya Nomura, fans have no need to worry about the Cloud cross-dressing scene, as Nomura officially confirmed that Cloud will cross-dress in Final Fantasy VII Remake. However, he has also noted that the design has not been decided just yet.
Considering that Cloud never cross-dressed during a full motion video, there's a lot of potential for the developers to get a little original with the design. In the original Final Fantasy VII, a short quest preceded the cross-dressing scene, which determined how feminine and appealing Cloud would be to the local crime lord. Considering that there were variants of the dresses, wigs, tiaras, and even the makeup that Cloud wore, the developers may include more than one design for Cloud depending on how well the player completes the quest.
While Nomura is adamant that the cross-dressing scene will appear in Final Fantasy VII Remake, that doesn't mean that it won't undergo changes. Considering that combat and exploration are quite different from what classic Final Fantasy VII fans are accustomed to, it wouldn't be a huge surprise if they change the story slightly or the quest itself. In addition, while the cross-dressing scene is generally light-hearted and comical, there are a few moments inside the brothel that are rather lewd that could potentially not make the cut to the new version.
The latest Final Fantasy VII Remake trailer demonstrated how gorgeous the game will be, but it's clear that Final Fantasy VII Remake will differ significantly from the original game. In addition to the updated combat system, the Final Fantasy VII soundtrack composer, Nobuo Uematsu, isn't working on Remake, and Final Fantasy VII Remake will be a multi-part series to incorporate all of the original's storyline. While this may not quite be what every Final Fantasy VII fan had in mind, hopefully Square Enix can create a game that's enjoyable for long-time fans and newbies to the title alike.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake will be a PS4 timed exclusive at launch, and its release date is TBD.