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People, we can talk about the Final Fantasy VII Remake like it's a real thing – because it is. The game was announced during Sony's big E3 2015 press conference as a timed exclusive for the PlayStation 4 – and the reveal blew pretty much everyone at Push Square Towers' mind. Associate editor Robert Ramsey is still hyperventilating.

But, much like Shenmue III, the time for surprise and celebration is over – we want to learn a little more about the game. Speaking with Dengeki Online, director Tetsuya Nomura has admitted that the developer's return to Midgar will be more than just pretty graphics. "We can't talk about any further details, but it won't be a simple remake," he said.

He continued: "We haven't put out any screenshots yet, but we're making considerable progress, so please look forward to it. This time we are formally introducing [Kazushige] Nojima as the scenario writer. That being the case, he will be influencing the setup as far as the story, so you'll have that to look forward to as well."

And when will we learn more about the title? Sadly, it'll be a little while yet. "Sometime during the winter, we're planning to have a follow-up report," he explained. "I believe that we're going to announce the official title, at least, but as for other details, we're in the process of determining what we're going to put out."

Nomura seems committed to the idea that Final Fantasy VII Remake won't just be a simple re-telling of the original game. He told Famitsu that the title needs to be "made with a different approach that matches the times". To be fair, there are parts of the original that wouldn't hold up today, so it's going to be interesting to see how it decides to tweak things.

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