Final Fantasy VII is an iconic and significant JRPG, but it’s one that doesn’t hold up incredibly well by modern standards, especially in regards to its graphics – specifically the character models. While battles manage to replicate the more detailed pre-rendered cutscene characters, the overworld is filled with little super-deformed versions.
Personally, though, I think those low-poly characters have a charm of their own, and others seem to agree as for years 3D printer owners have been making models of the l’il guys. Square Enix seems to have finally taken note of their appeal, showcasing a selection of figures at TGS to cross-promote the upcoming remake.
【局所的に話題】「FINALFANTASY VII REMAKE 発売記念くじ(仮称)」のミニフィギュアなどがTGS2019で初公開！https://t.co/7PkKxQNjvn#FF7R #TGS2019 pic.twitter.com/8xzgovOYHN
— 電撃ホビーウェブ (@hobby_magazine) September 12, 2019
While the translated Hobby Magazine tweet refers to a “lottery”, it’s worth noting that the official English Final Fantasy VII Twitter account has referenced the figures, suggesting they’ll see a worldwide release.
Here’s hoping they get dated soon!