The release of Final Fantasy VII Remake is due in a couple of months and Square Enix is releasing character-specific trailers for the game, with the first one focusing on Cloud Strife.
Cloud Strife has become one of the most iconic characters in video game history. To many people, Cloud represents the 32/64-bit era of gaming, which marked the time when JRPGs finally reached a mainstream audience. Cloud has had numerous crossover appearances over the years, but fans have been waiting to see him return in the full Final Fantasy VII Remake and they will finally get their chance in March.
The official Twitter page for Final Fantasy VII Remake has uploaded a new character trailer for Cloud Strife, showing scenes from the game that have already been revealed. Cloud is shown battling enemies and facing off against a hallucination of Sephiroth, whose physical appearance is revealed a lot earlier than in the original version of Final Fantasy VII.
Here's a quick look at the main hero of #FinalFantasy VII Remake, Cloud Strife!— FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE (@finalfantasyvii) November 29, 2019
Today we've released a number of wallpapers and avatars featuring Cloud, which you can grab from the official #FF7R website right here
👉 https://t.co/i1qixFLOa6 pic.twitter.com/1UDyfTDNr4
There have been some concerns since E3 that Final Fantasy VII Remake would be delayed until later in 2020, especially as Final Fantasy XV also suffered a last-minute delay. Square Enix is ramping up the promotional machine for Final Fantasy VII Remake, so it feels like a safe bet that it will hit its March release date.
It's likely that the Cloud trailer will be followed by similar videos that focus on Aerith, Barret, and Tifa. The main question is whether we will see any footage of Red XIII before the game is released. Final Fantasy VII Remake is an expanded take on the Midgar section of the original game, which means that Red XIII should also be playable before the end of the story, yet he has been absent from all of the released footage so far. There are still a few months to go before Final Fantasy VII Remake is released, so Square Enix has time to reveal Red XIII in a last pre-launch trailer.
Final Fantasy VII Remake will be released for PlayStation 4 on March 3, 2020.
Source: Final Fantasy/Twitter