Square Enix yesterday revealed new characters, summons and side quest for Final Fantasy VII Remake, today they released the extended opening cinematic of the game. The five minute video shows the Gaia’s mountain lands cape, the camera follows a bird that approaches Midgard, the pollution of the Mako reactors is revealed with full details.
Square Enix has worked a lot in improving the overall feel of the city, public transit, animals, highways, are showcased. It also shows the city like it was never depicted in the original Final Fantasy VII Remake, daytime is present.
Check the opening movie down below:
The official description of the game confirms that Square Enix is planning to expand on the story told on the original Final Fantasy VII, the “standalone game in the Final Fantasy VII Remake project covers up to the party’s escape from Midgar, and goes deeper into the events occurring in Midgar than the original Final Fantasy VII.
Mako─the lifeblood of the planet and the fuel that powers the city of Midgar…
By exploiting this resource through their Mako Reactors, the Shinra Electric Power Company has all but seized control of the entire world. A ragtag group of idealists, known as Avalanche, are one of the last bastions of resistance.
Cloud, an elite SOLDIER operative turned mercenary, takes part in an Avalanche operation to destroy Mako Reactor 1 in the city of Midgar. The bombing plunges the city into fiery chaos, and amidst the raging inferno, Cloud is tormented by visions of a bitter enemy long thought dead. After this hallucination fades, he meets a young woman selling flowers, who offers him a single yellow blossom.
In that instant, a host of swirling shadows surround them. Once more begins a story that will shape the destiny of an entire world.