Final Fantasy 7 fans will be able to see iconic characters in a new PS4 and PS Vita game, but word on the Final Fantasy 7 Remake release date is less encouraging.
Final Fantasy 7 characters such as Cloud Strife and Sephiroth will be appearing in a game celebrating the 30th anniversary of Final Fantasy.
Itadaki Street: Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary will see Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest characters come together for a cute party game.
Itadaki Street are a long-running series of party games released in Japan which have come to Europe under the guise of Fortune Street.
The party game is similar to Monopoly, with characters moving around a board and buying up different properties.
The latest entry in the series features Final Fantasy characters like Cloud, Sephiroth, Yuna, Lightning and Squall.
These characters are from Final Fantasy 7, Final Fantasy 8, Final Fantasy 10 and Final Fantasy 13.
All of the characters are fully voiced, and have been re-created in the adorable ‘chibi’ style.
This is commonplace in Japanese anime, and is when characters are made much smaller with oversized heads to look cute.
Two characters from Dragon Quest X, Anrusia and Nelgel, also feature in the game.
It’s cute game featuring Final Fantasy characters is out in Japan on October 19 for PS4 and PS Vita, but there’s no word on a western release, according to DualShockers.
The last time it was released outside of Japan was back in 2011.
However, the PS4 and PS Vita is region free so if anyone wants to import it later this year they’ll be able to play it perfectly.
The news came after Square Enix gave an update on the Final Fantasy 7 Remake release date, and it didn’t make for encouraging.
Final Fantasy 7 fans have long called for a remake to the classic JRPG which this year celebrated its 20th birthday.
It had been hoped that this landmark would mean 2017 was the perfect year to release the first instalment of the upcoming episodic Final Fantasy 7 Remake on PS4.
However, that looks unlikely now as we’re in the second half of 2017 and no announcement of Final Fantasy 7 Remake release date has been made.
And now the game’s director, Tetsuya Nomura, has said there’s likely to be a radio silence for “a while” on Final Fantasy 7 Remake news.
Speaking to Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu, he said: “Although there are parts [of Final Fantasy VII Remake] further along than Kingdom Hearts III, such as cutscenes, it is unlikely we’ll share information for a while as we switch from mainly external to mainly internal development.”
Until the Final Fantasy 7 Remake comes out, Square Enix have other titles lined up to scratch that JRPG itch.
They’re planning on releasing Kingdom Hearts 3 next year while Dragon Quest XI has just come out in Japan for PS4 and the 3DS.
It’s also set to be released on the Switch and will be coming to the West next year.