FFVII: The First Soldier announced: a battle royale game for mobile platforms

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You know what's missing from FFVII? What about a firefight in the garden of Aerith's scenic house in the Sector 5 slums?

One of a pair of new mobile games to do with Final Fantasy VII, The First Avenger SOLDIER will be a new action game for iOS and Android where players will scramble to take each other down with a variety of firearms, magic spells and even summons such as Ifrit.

This battle royale will take place in Midgar thirty years before the actual events of Final Fantasy VII. What better way to show you have the mettle to be a member of SOLDIER than to brutally slaughter your fellow jobseekers in the middle of the slums?


The battle will start sometime this year.
 
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Linnaete

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Ummm. Looks interesting, but I trust it isn’t canon. :thehead:

I would say no, considering that Midgar looks exactly the same as it does in the Remake (Wall Market in Sector 6, etc) as opposed to how it should probably have looked 30 years ago.

They’ve even used the ‘new’ model of the Guard Scorpion (or Scorpion Sentinel), instead of the older prototype machine which the party in the Remake clearly state was the prototype model and thus could have been more appropriate here.

With a Battle Royale taking place in Elmyra’s house though (it isn’t Aerith’s house as she hasn’t been born yet), this does play into my jokey head-canon theory that Elmyra used to be a criminal mastermind. Maybe she took pleasure in seeing these new Soldier recruits blast each other’s brains out, and took delight in mopping up the spillage with her trusty broom. It would explain why 30 years later they have so many brooms, pots and pans in their cupboards, and why her first instinct when Cloud stayed the night was to get them all out ready... :hmmm:
 
Well, not really interested personally, but it's nice they're reaching out to an audience that enjoys this kind of gaming. Concept is a little meh but I guess it kinda makes sense. I can't make it out clearly but I swear one of the posters looked like Cait Sith riding a camel and that'd be really silly if his original design (in game lore that probably isn't canon) was supposed to ride one. :wacky:

With a Battle Royale taking place in Elmyra’s house though (it isn’t Aerith’s house as she hasn’t been born yet), this does play into my jokey head-canon theory that Elmyra used to be a criminal mastermind. Maybe she took pleasure in seeing these new Soldier recruits blast each other’s brains out, and took delight in mopping up the spillage with her trusty broom. It would explain why 30 years later they have so many brooms, pots and pans in their cupboards, and why her first instinct when Cloud stayed the night was to get them all out ready... :hmmm:
:rofl: Had a good chuckle remembering this. It just further explains that horrible resting face she has going on. Poor Elmyra!
 
I can't make it out clearly but I swear one of the posters looked like Cait Sith riding a camel and that'd be really silly if his original design (in game lore that probably isn't canon) was supposed to ride one. :wacky:

This is a poster of Stamp. It appears to be an animated adventure film called Stamp and the Hidden Treasure.

It's actually still visible in Wall Market during the time of the Remake, which is one of the reasons why I've been thinking they just haven't put much effort into redesigning these areas to make them look 30 years younger. Unless this Stamp film itself is a 30 year old movie and they never bothered to take the poster down in Wall Market by the time Cloud gets there. Or, like the real world, nostalgia makes money and the movie has been re-released or remade in Cloud's time.

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(I'd hoped the thousands of screenshots I took of this game would come in handy one day...)



Looks like they are essentially recycling the maps as they appear in the Remake for the most part. If there are minor differences, I haven't noticed them yet as I've only watched the trailer a few times.
 
This is a poster of Stamp. It appears to be an animated adventure film called Stamp and the Hidden Treasure.

It's actually still visible in Wall Market during the time of the Remake, which is one of the reasons why I've been thinking they just haven't put much effort into redesigning these areas to make them look 30 years younger. Unless this Stamp film itself is a 30 year old movie and they never bothered to take the poster down in Wall Market by the time Cloud gets there. Or, like the real world, nostalgia makes money and the movie has been re-released or remade in Cloud's time.

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(I'd hoped the thousands of screenshots I took of this game would come in handy one day...)



Looks like they are essentially recycling the maps as they appear in the Remake for the most part. If there are minor differences, I haven't noticed them yet as I've only watched the trailer a few times.
Oh! You sure are right! Can't believe you remembered it to be honest. You'd think it wouldn't take too much to at least change a few different aesthetic things such as the posters in this case. I guess time will tell, but that does seem very lazy on their part, but at the same time it's also asking what do you expect out of a mobile game. :/
 
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