Final Fantasy 7 Remake Confirms That Weapon Enhancement Will Be A Part Of The Game

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Confirms That Weapon Enhancement Will Be A Part Of The Game
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In the original Final Fantasy VII, Cloud’s iconic Buster Sword was all over the original game’s commercials, artwork, and even the case cover.

Unfortunately, you didn’t really get to use the weapon for all that long. Eventually, as enemies started to become more powerful, you were forced to give the Buster Sword up for new enhanced weapons. Of course, new weapons have been a staple of all RPGs for a long time.

However, when the world of Final Fantasy VII returns in Final Fantasy VII Remake, you’re going to be able to hold on to your favorite weapons for longer periods of time, thanks to weapon enhancement. This is a new feature coming to the remake that was not available in the original.

However, according to the game’s official Twitter account, you’ll be able to learn the ins and outs of weapon enhancement at a location that is very familiar for fans of the original PlayStation 1 classic.

“In Final Fantasy VII Remake you’ll learn the basics of weapon enhancement at the Beginner’s Hall in Midgar’s Sector 7,” Square said in the tweet. “You’ll also find a weapon shop and the neighborhood watch’s base here.”

Beginner’s Hall was a somewhat hidden area in the original game, found just outside Tifa’s bar in Sector 7. It was located on the second floor of the weapon shop. Once inside, you were able to learn a lot of the game’s basics like Limit Breaks, Save Points, and more.

The inclusion of Beginner’s Hall in Sector 7 shows yet another example of the creative team paying careful homage to the original 1997 release of Final Fantasy VII.

The tweet showed off three screenshots, one of which was an outside look at Beginner’s Hall. We also got our first peek at the Sector 7 weapon shop.

In an impressive bit of continuity, it looks a lot like the Sector 7 weapon shop from the original game. In that store, you had a vendor sitting behind a fenced in desk, and that’s exactly what this screenshot is showing.

The idea of a neighborhood watch base is new to the Remake. In the screenshot, we see Cloud walking into a room where Biggs and Wedge sit holding guns. In the original, there was no neighborhood watch. However, if you used the pinball machine in Tifa’s bar, you were given access to the hidden underground base of Avalanche. It’s unknown at this time whether the neighborhood watch base is the Avalanche base under a new name, or if it’s something completely different that spawns mini-games.

Final Fantasy VII Remake will release on the PlayStation 4 console on April 10, 2020.