Amid all the delays - particularly for movies - when it comes to entertainment, we could use some good news. And thankfully there is for gamers when it comes to the much-anticipated 'Final Fantasy VII Remake'.
'Final Fantasy VII' was originally released in 1997. 'Final Fantasy VII Remake' is shipping early to Europe and Australia. That way, it reaches shores ahead of the planned launch date of April 10th.
The game’s producer, Yoshinori Kitase, and director, Tetsuya Nomura, announced the news on Twitter. They are asking fans who receive the game early not to spoil it others.
They wrote: "These unique circumstances have made it very difficult to align timing of our global shipping. Our highest priority is that all of you, including those who live in countries currently facing the biggest disruption, can play the game at launch. As a result, there is a greater chance that some of you in these regions will now get a copy of the game prior to the worldwide release date of April 10."
— FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE (@finalfantasyvii) March 30, 2020
They say that even though it's a remake, there's a lot of new content to look forward to.
"If you get the game early, please think of others and don’t spoil it for them," they added. "We know there are potential spoilers that have been out there for over two decades as the original 'Final Fantasy 7' was released in 1997."
They said the remake "is a new game that still has many surprises for everyone."
They continued: "All our fans and players deserve to experience the game for themselves, and we ask for the support of our dedicated community around the world to ensure that."
New characters never before seen in the original, like Roche, the mysterious Soldier working for Shinra, will be introduced. There’s also an entire story involving Aerith and mysterious hooded shadow creatures.
There has been no announcement so far about releasing the game early digitally for other regions.