Throughout as we speak’s Closing Fantasy VII anniversary celebration, Sq. Enix introduced that the sport’s prequel spin-off Disaster Core will probably be pulled from a lifetime of relative obscurity on a long-dead handheld machine with a remake of its personal.
The remake, formally titled Disaster Core: Closing Fantasy VII Reunion, seems to make the most of the identical engine as Closing Fantasy VII Remake to recreate the unique’s action-heavy RPG gameplay. Sq. Enix didn’t present a agency launch date, nevertheless it’ll be out there on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Sequence X/S, Change, and PC someday this winter.
Disaster Core first launched on PlayStation Transportable in 2007. It adopted Zack Honest, a mega necessary (and mega useless) Closing Fantasy VII character with shut ties to star-crossed lovers Cloud Strife and Aerith Gainsborough. The action-heavy RPG gave gamers a first-hand perspective of main occasions stretching again seven years earlier than Closing Fantasy VII correct and is, for essentially the most half, remembered for its fleshing out of Zack’s backstory and character.
“The dramatic irony of Zack’s predetermined destiny was the first cause he was chosen to be the title’s protagonist,” Disaster Core director Hajime Tabata instructed 1UP on the time. “Probably the most rewarding factor for me was crafting the story of Zack’s life right into a story of succession and legacy that, by means of the Buster Sword, gives a heraldic segue into Closing Fantasy VII.”
Disaster Core was a part of a marketing campaign Sq. Enix dubbed Compilation of Closing Fantasy VII alongside Dirge of Cerberus, a third-person shooter starring vampiric Closing Fantasy VII celebration member Vincent Valentine, and Introduction Kids, a computer-animated movie that acted as a straight Closing Fantasy VII sequel. An entire Closing Fantasy VII remake was additionally deliberate for Compilation, however clearly didn’t come to fruition till the arrival of 2020’s Closing Fantasy VII Remake and its restricted reimagining of the unique story.
As somebody new to this complete Closing Fantasy VII phenomenon, I’m very a lot wanting ahead to each piece of media encompassing the franchise getting remade for contemporary consoles in some unspecified time in the future. I don’t need to hassle with the originals if it means digging my poor, uncared for PlayStation Transportable out of no matter dusty field it’s been confined to for years.