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Final Fantasy VII Remake Will Still Be Episodic, Confirmed by Square Enix

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As another page in a story that has continued to change over the past few years, fans have now received full confirmation that Final Fantasy VII Remake will be released episodically.

Square Enix has affirmed Final Fantasy VII Remake‘s episodic release plans in a press release that appeared on the company’s Japanese website. The statement was published briefly after the recent Final Fantasy VII Remake trailer went live.

Final Fantasy VII Remake is a full remake heading to PS4. Most of the original’s content is being reworked, and as such, the game will be in multiple parts. More information will be published this June, so stay tuned.”

Three years ago, OnlySP reported that Final Fantasy VII would be released as a “multi-part series.” In the months following, reports surfaced stating that this plan had changed or release would not be episodic “in the way everyone thought” (per Unilad), suggesting that each episode would be its own standalone title.

This news from Square Enix could explain why fans have yet to see any gameplay footage outside of Midgar, the game’s starting area—albeit a very large one. However, the “multiple parts” that Square Enix speaks of has still yet to be confirmed as interconnected, similar to how the original was released through multiple discs (due to size constraints), or separated through independent games.

This news from Square Enix has also raised questions from fans in relation to release consoles: Will later parts of the game extend, or be exclusive, to the PlayStation 5? OnlySP will keep you updated as more information comes to light.

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Craig fell in love with video games after being spoiled with all of the NES games he could ever want as a kid, and his passion for gaming continues decades later. After discovering a knack for writing in grade school, the two have come together nicely for him. River City Ransom and Final Fantasy VII are his jams.

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Where The Water Tastes Like Wine Adds Chinese-American Stories and Chinese Localization

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Where The Water Tastes Like Wine will be receiving a new content update featuring Chinese-American stories, including full Chinese language support.

According to Steam, a new content update entitled “Gold Mountain” is available for anyone who owns the game. The update focuses on new tales focusing on Chinese Americans and their impact on American history and culture. The Steam update also explains the reasoning for including these stories:

“The Gold Mountain update was created to honor the millions of Chinese-Americans generally overlooked in American history. We hope that you enjoy the new original stories that are included in the update and look forward to reading all of your thoughts.”

Additionally, the ‘Gold Mountain’ update includes full Chinese language support for the game’s ‘Fireside Chats’, which is a free standalone experience that adds exclusive story content to the game’s 16 characters. The full Chinese version of the main game will release once the Chinese localization team, led by Ryan Zhang, finishes the new content.

OnlySP’s Derek Swinhart was left disappointed by the game when it released last year, stating that it promised “a long and exciting road-trip across unknown territory, but ends up only offering flat tires and postcards of better places.”

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