Microsoft and Bethesda kicked off E3 with lots of exciting announcements and release dates for gamers to dream about, but there might have been one announcement you missed in all of the excitement. Even though Square Enix won’t have their presentation until later today, Final Fantasy VII fans got an E3 surprise: March 3, 2020 release date.
The reveal happened last night at a concert in Los Angeles where fans of the classic franchise gathered to hear an orchestra perform their favorite tunes from Final Fantasy VII. In the true holiday spirit of E3, Square Enix revealed a teaser trailer that announced the official release date at the end.
As reported by IGN:
The trailer features footage from the Midgar set portion of the game, predominantly of AVALANCHE’S first Mako reactor bombing run. The guard scorpion battle is shown, with Cloud using Cross Slash limit break and Barret using Big Shot. We get a short look at the duo fighting Shinra’s various defense forces, and it looks like the idiosyncratic designs from the original are all present and correct.
While a release date was indeed revealed, it gave no hint as to what exactly would be released in March of 2020. Fans were somewhat dismayed when the choice to release the Final Fantasy VII remake as an episodic game was revealed a few years back. However, since there was no clarification in the trailer, maybe fans can hope for a
However, all we can do is hold our breath in eager anticipation until Square Enix’s conference later today at 9:00 PM EST. What else are you hoping to hear about from Square Enix? Let us know in the comments below, and stay tuned to Mammoth Gamers for your up-to-date E3 coverage!