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Final Fantasy VII updated to Version 1.01, music and cutscene issues fixed

Square-Enix DOES care!

Well I'll be damned, they actually fixed it. I really didn't think Square-Enix was going to patch Final Fantasy VII on Switch, seeing as how it somehow include bugs that had previously been patched out of other versions. Most thought it was a lost hope, but that's not the case! Version 1.01 is now available, and it fixes both the looping music glitch, as well as the cut-scene/gameplay transition glitch.

Final Fantasy VII Cloud Strife 'Action Doll' releasing in Japan

Cloud goes cute

Looking for a chibi version of Cloud from Final Fantasy VII? You might want to check out this Final Fantasy VII Cloud Strife 'Action Doll' that Square-Enix is releasing in Japan. The doll is due out sometime in July 2019, and features movable joints, the ability to stand on his own, and a detachable Buster Sword. You can preorder yours through Play-Asia right here.

Square-Enix reveals Final Fantasy VII Original Soundtrack Revival Disc

I'll take Crazy Motorcycle Chase on loop, thank you

Square-Enix has been publishing a “Revival Disc” series that for awhile now. The series revisits soundtracks from classic games and adds in visuals to go along with them. The 8th installment in their Revival Disc series has been announced, and it's tackling Final Fantasy VII.

The Final Fantasy VII Original Soundtrack Revival Disc includes 85 tracks pressed on a Blu-ray Disc Music format. The release includes three bonus MP3 tracks and a 16-page colored booklet. Audio quality is hi-res 24bit/96kHz and plays alongside cinematic recordings from the game itself.

The Final Fantasy VII Original Soundtrack Revival Disc can be preordered from Japan via the Square Enix e-Store, Amazon Japan, and Sony Music Shop for 5,000 yen. It's set to release in Japan on July 24th, 2019.

Final Fantasy VII's Switch port has a game-breaking bug that was reported in the PC version nearly a year ago

Omnicrash

Nintendo fans have waited a ridiculously long time for Final Fantasy VII to come their way, and that dream finally came true with the Switch. Unfortunately, there seems to be a bug that can halt your progress no matter how you try to get around it. Even worse, this is a bug that was caught by the public in the PC version nearly a year ago.

The bug crops up roughly 3 hours into the game when you're tasked with climbing up the plate in Wall Market to get to Shinra HQ. For whatever reason, there is something causing an issue with one of the game's triggers. After a few tasks, you're supposed to follow a kid that leads you to a series of caverns. If this bug hits you, the kid never shows up, and there's no pipe for entry. At this point, the only option you have is to scrap your save completely and start fresh.

You'd think this issue would have been taken care of for the Switch release, especially when considering it being logged by players of the PC version nearly a year ago. Hopefully Square-Enix can get a fix out to players soon.

FF VII --A Symphonic Reunion-- Premieres June 9th, 2019 in LA

An event Nintendo fans can finally appreciate!

The time has come! The long awaited SQUARE ENIX’s first ever official concert dedicated to FINAL FANTASY® VII will premiere worldwide on June 9, 2019 at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. FINAL FANTASY VII – A Symphonic Reunion, is a brand-new concert dedicated exclusively to the mythical video game, the most beloved Japanese RPG of all time, and will feature a symphonic orchestra and choir of more than 100 musicians on stage with giant screen HD video projection.

The video program that features FINAL FANTASY VII will be specially made for this event to showcase the best moments of the story of the game that became a legend. A special evening of treasured memories, and intense and deep emotions not to be missed by any fan!

Pre-sale tickets will be available on April 20, 2019 at 12pm at www.wildfaery.com/shop

Prices start at USD 77.77

Developers reveal the secrets behind the legendary Final Fantasy VII

Insight into one of the biggest moments in Final Fantasy history

LOS ANGELES (Apr. 11, 2019) – FINAL FANTASY® VII fans are in for a treat as a brand-new video released today reveals new insight and interesting anecdotes behind the development of the fan-favorite RPG. The title was recently released on the Nintendo Switch™ system, and the Xbox One family of devices including Xbox One X, and is also available on the App Store®, Google Play™, STEAM® and the Playstation®4 computer entertainment system.

‘Inside FINAL FANTASY’ is an ongoing series that takes a deep dive into the development history of some of the timeless classics within the FINAL FANTASY series. Today, FINAL FANTASY VII developers reveal the history behind the making of the game, featuring interviews with Yoshinori Kitase (Writer / Director), Shinji Hashimoto (Publicity Producer) and Yusuke Naora (Art Director).

About FINAL FANTASY VII

In FINAL FANTASY VII, the world has fallen under the dominion of the Shinra™ Electric Power Company, a sinister corporation that has monopolised the planet's very life force as Mako energy. Players will follow the story of the powerful ex-SOLDIER turned mercenary, Cloud, in an attempt to save the world from destruction alongside anti-Shinra resistance group, Avalanche.

Giant Bomb Quick Look: Final Fantasy VII

The world has fallen under the dominion of the Shinra Electric Power Company, a sinister corporation that has monopolized the planet's very life force as Mako energy. In the urban megalopolis of Midgar, an anti-Shinra rebel group calling themselves Avalanche have stepped up their campaign of resistance.

Final Fantasy VII on Switch suffers from a bug already patched out of previous versions, as well as a new issue

I blame Shinra

Final Fantasy VII has made its way to the Switch, and unfortunately, it has brought some bugs with it. Thankfully, neither bug is a big deal.

Bug one is a glitch that causes the overworld music to restart after every random battle. This bug was actually present in the PS4 version of the game, but was patched out later on. How the bug was retained for the Switch version has players confused, but hopefully Square-Enix will fix it soon.

The bug in question is a music glitch that causes the overworld music to restart after every random encounter. While this isn’t gamebreaking, it does mean that players won’t be able to listen to many of Final Fantasy VII’s iconic music tracks in full, as the tracks will just start all over again after every battle.

The second bug in the Switch version causes the screen to flash black when transitioning from cutscenes to gameplay. Again, not a major problem, but something that fans have picked up on.

Check out Final Fantasy VII's Japanese launch trailer

We're on Cloud 9

Cloud Strife, a former member of Shinra's elite SOLDIER unit now turned mercenary, lends his aid to the rebels, unaware that he will be drawn into an epic battle for the fate of the planet, while having to come to terms with his own lost past.

Final Fantasy VII - Another round of footage

The world has fallen under the dominion of the Shinra Electric Power Company, a sinister corporation that has monopolized the planet's very life force as Mako energy. In the urban megalopolis of Midgar, an anti-Shinra rebel group calling themselves Avalanche have stepped up their campaign of resistance.