See Cloud and Barret battle against the Guard Scorpion.
By Alex Osborn
This week at the Monaco Anime Game International Conference 2017 (MAGIC 2017), Square Enix pulled back the curtain on new screenshots of Final Fantasy VII Remake and Kingdom Hearts III.
Game director Tetsuya Nomura revealed the images at the event, which include two screenshots of Final Fantasy VII Remake and one of Kingdom Hearts III.
Cloud ducking behind cover in Final Fantasy VII Remake, via Twitter
According to Gameblog.fr (via Gematsu), Nomura shared a few new details about Final Fantasy VII Remake, saying he’s “put a lot of attention into the combat system, and it’s going to happen without interruption.” He also confirmed that allies can’t be hurt by your own grenades.
Additionally, he said the iconic Guard Scorpion will serve as the game’s first boss (pictured below), and that “the scenery will be partly destructible.”
Cloud and Barret battling against the Guard Scorpion, via Twitter
As for Kingdom Hearts III, the single image revealed is set in Thebes and showcases a new type of Heartless. The transforming ability of Sora’s Keyblade is also shown off in the image, with Nomura noting that “the Keyblade turns into a lot of things. Here it is a shield, but it can also be transformed into a chariot. This is called Power Form.”
Sora battling against the Heartless in Kingdom Hearts III, via Twitter
Last month, Nomura provided an update on the development state of both games, saying that Kingdom Hearts III and FFVII Remake “still have a way to go” before either title is ready for release.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of Final Fantasy VII and the 30th anniversary of the entire franchise. For another look at the Buster Sword-wielding Cloud Strife, check out FFVII Remake’s official key art, which Square Enix debuted during the opening ceremony at its Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary celebration a few weeks ago.
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