Square Enix Finally Reveals The Identity Of The Mysterious New Character Featured In A Final Fantasy VII Remake Trailer

Square Enix Finally Reveals The Identity Of The Mysterious New Character Featured In A Final Fantasy VII Remake Trailer
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The most exciting thing about the Final Fantasy VII remake is the re-creation of the beloved characters from the game. Back in the original Final Fantasy VII for PS1, in-game Cloud Strife looked like a clunky, 3D character that was a slave to the technology available in the ‘90s.

Now, over twenty years later, Cloud Strife looks as real as it gets when it comes to video games. This also includes all the popular characters from the blockbuster game like Barrett, Tifa, Aerith, and of course, the ultimate antagonist Sephiroth.

However, something that may come as a surprise to some Final Fantasy fans was the clip of a nameless new character that was featured in a trailer released by Square Enix.

Here is the full trailer via YouTube:

This new character caused a stir online, especially when Square Enix tweeted a question, asking gamers who this mysterious new SOLDIER was.

There was a theory that emerged instantly, with many players commenting on the tweet and Reddit boards a screenshot of a Kingdom Hearts character named Demyx. They do look quite a bit alike, however, to incorporate Demyx into the game would be a weird storyline adjustment that would be hard to make sense of.

Well, Square Enix has finally revealed the identity of the man on the motorcycle, and his name is Roche. From the trailer, gamers do find out that Roche is a SOLDIER, and that he rides a motorcycle, but that’s about it.

Square Enix released a bunch of new screenshots on their blog, including the screenshot of Roche, which is the thumbnail of this post.

Roche, also known as Speed Demon, was a third-class SOLDIER who rebelled.

“He loves bikes, speed and anyone who can give him a challenge. His comrades, however, find him annoying – he constantly squeals his rear tire and makes them choke on fumes of burnt rubber.”

And, that’s all that Square Enix has revealed about him, obviously wanting to avoid any storyline spoiler, which is interesting because most people that are excited about the Final Fantasy VII remake knows the storyline well. Square Enix has been quite vocal about having changed the storyline up a bit, and by adding a new character, it is evident that things won’t be exactly like they were in the original.

The remake is scheduled to be released on PS4 March 3rd, 2020. It’s not the full game, but the first part of the storyline, focusing on Cloud joining AVALANCHE as a mercenary. Part two is already being worked on now, but there isn’t a release date yet.