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UPDATE (12/6): It seems like Nintendo of America’s Senior Product Marketing Manager Bill Trinen is noticing the fan speculation regarding the Final Fantasy VII remake, offering the following cryptic tease on Twitter:

This is probably nothing to read into, but it definitely fans the flames of curiosity!

Almost immediately after the PlayStation Experience opened earlier today we got treated to even more footage from the hotly anticipated Final Fantasy VII remake. After its low-key E3 reveal many assumed the game was very early in development, but the new trailer embedded below shows off a significant portion of gameplay from the beginning of the game, hinting that it’s even further along than expected.

You might be wondering why we’re showcasing this PlayStation game on a Nintendo-centric site, but after Cloud’s reveal as a DLC fighter in Super Smash Bros. last month we can’t help but speculate if it’s a sign of things to come. Specifically, could Square Enix be planning to release the remake on the enigmatic NX, with Cloud’s Smash Bros. debut acting as a way to introduce Nintendo fans to the Final Fantasy VII compilation sub-series ahead of release?

It might seem like wishful thinking, but back when Square Enix first announced Dragon Quest XI for the PS4 they also name-dropped the NX as a possible platform, hinting that they know the system has similar capabilities, and may already be planning to support it.

Likewise, Nintendo and Square Enix have rebuilt their relationship in recent years, with the 3DS in particular getting an incredible library of JRPGs from the studio’s developers. If the NX is the successor to both the Wii U and 3DS as rumored it only makes sense Square Enix would also make the transition.


Of course, even if the Final Fantasy VII Remake does make its way to NX, it will still be available on the PlayStation 4 first, thanks to a timed exclusivity deal Sony worked out with Square Enix.

Do you think this port is possible? Let us hear your thoughts in the comments below!

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Written by Tom Brown

Whether it’s an exciting new entry in a series long established or a weird experiment meant only for the dedicated, Tom is eager to report on it. Rest assured, if Nintendo ever announces Elite Beat Agents 2, he’ll be there.