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Remember that hullabaloo surrounding the episodic format of Final Fantasy VII Remake? Square Enix has clarified yet again that each instalment will boast the size and scale of a full game – not too dissimilar to a single entry in the Final Fantasy XIII trilogy. In other words, each "episode" will probably keep you occupied for a good 50 hours or so.

"It will essentially be a full scale game for each part of the multi-part series [...] if we're just looking at each of these parts, one part should be on par with the scale of one Final Fantasy XIII game," producer Yoshinori Kitase explained in an interview with Game Informer magazine. The veteran was eager to express, however, that the story will not be structured in the same way as Lightning's.

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He said: "In XIII, each instalment told the story from a different angle. It was kind of like approaching an unknown territory in a sense. Whereas with Final Fantasy VII Remake, we already have a pre-existing story, so it wouldn't really make sense if that isn't encompassed in a multi-part series." In other words: the publisher will be re-telling the story that you already know across multiple games.

Having said that, you probably should anticipate some tweaks. "I, along with [Tetsuya] Nomura-san and [Kazushige] Nojima-san – who are involved with the remake – were also involved with the original Final Fantasy [VII]. We were the people who created it, so in that sense, we don't think that anything is untouchable. That isn't to say that we're changing everything!"

We suspect that some of the original dialogue's going to have to go, to be honest. Are there any changes that you want to be made, or do you want the remake to stick as closely to the original as possible? Sign up for SOLDIER in the comments section below.

[source gameinformer.com, via uk.ign.com]