Throughout immediately’s Last Fantasy VII anniversary celebration, Sq. Enix introduced that the sport’s prequel spin-off Disaster Core will likely be pulled from a lifetime of relative obscurity on a long-dead handheld system with a remake of its personal.
The remake, formally titled Disaster Core: Last Fantasy VII Reunion, seems to make the most of the identical engine as Last Fantasy VII Remake to recreate the unique’s action-heavy RPG gameplay. Sq. Enix didn’t present a agency launch date, however it’ll be accessible on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Sequence X/S, Change, and PC someday this winter.
Disaster Core first launched on PlayStation Moveable in 2007. It adopted Zack Truthful, a mega vital (and mega useless) Last 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 Last 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 way of the Buster Sword, offers a heraldic segue into Last Fantasy VII.”
Disaster Core was a part of a marketing campaign Sq. Enix dubbed Compilation of Last Fantasy VII alongside Dirge of Cerberus, a third-person shooter starring vampiric Last Fantasy VII get together member Vincent Valentine, and Creation Youngsters, a computer-animated movie that acted as a straight Last Fantasy VII sequel. A whole Last Fantasy VII remake was additionally deliberate for Compilation, however clearly didn’t come to fruition till the arrival of 2020’s Last Fantasy VII Remake and its restricted reimagining of the unique story.
As somebody new to this complete Last Fantasy VII phenomenon, I’m very a lot trying ahead to each piece of media encompassing the franchise getting remade for contemporary consoles sooner or later. I don’t need to trouble with the originals if it means digging my poor, uncared for PlayStation Moveable out of no matter dusty field it’s been confined to for years.