So as you may have heard, a person claiming to work for SquareEnix in El Segundo leaked a ton of information about the FF7 remake on Reddit. It has since been deleted but this IS the internet, nothing is gone for good. Now these are just rumors, there is no way to confirm or deny what the person has posted. But either way it is still fun to read about! Thanks to mrNepa for saving the reddit post.
-Game is in fact 2 parts. Part 1 ends exactly as Aerith is let down into the water after her death and a fade to black.
-Materia is shown in ALMOST all weapons. They do not appear in accessories nor do accessories appear on your character model. Different weapons will however appear on your model for example Rune Blade will be on Cloud’s back if equipped and exploring.
-Different weapons have different triangle heavy hits (does not cost an ATB charge) Buster Sword has Punisher Rune Blade for for example has Cleave. You use these heavy hits after a string of regular hits. Regular hits are chip damage and the main damage will be from heavy combo finishers and the of course the massive LIMIT BREAKs.
-Using Magic will consume ATB along with MP. You get more bars as the game progresses.
-Summons will work for the most part as cut scenes like the original, they do not fight with you on the field. There is 1 new Summon Amarok and appears to be a wolf and causes darkness in addition to damage.
-Shin-ra HQ wont have quite as many floors to explore but MORE to do on the floors you do go to so it still feels like your fighting through a lot to get to the to
-The design for Tifa is also true to the original outfit, her face appears to be mostly similar to her Advent Children design but slightly more western. Materia also shows up on her gloves.
-Cait Sith seems to be pronounced “Ket” Sith but has undergone no major design overhaul. His fighting style is more close up, and does have his BARS for a LIMIT BREAK.
-Golden Saucer will have some games that are not playable(yet) because they are essentially replaying a part of a later story mission. Some will be playable right when you arrive. They want it to feel more grand and provide a break from the main story beats while still eventually having to incorporate the story into it later.
-Red XIII has clones Cobalt XIV and Indigo XV you must fight before he joins your party in Shin-ra HQ
-Cid does not appear to be smoking but you see evidence that he does. He is clearly upset with Shera but toned down the aggressiveness as they felt it was unnecessary.
-Yuffie and Vincent are no longer optional. You can miss them up until a certain point where they then become mandatory to get. You automatically get Yuffie if you have not gotten her before Rocket Town for example.
-Cloud will have a dress and wig in one particular scene. But its fade to black getting in/out of it.
-Honey Bee in requires GIL to get into instead of a membership card.
-Squatting mini-game returns.
-As these are FULL games each will be in fact priced at 59.99 USD
-Signals have gone out to retailers to prepare for pre-orders.”
I hope some of these are true! A new summon would be great! What do you think about these rumors? Believable or no?