The Final Fantasy VII Remake Demo Has A Secret Ending – Here’s How To Unlock It

The Final Fantasy VII Remake Demo Has A Secret Ending – Here’s How To Unlock It
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The biggest news in the gaming world in the last week has been the release of the demo for Final Fantasy VII Remake. The one hour playable demo is available in the PlayStation store for free.

Gamers have been playing through the demo over and over again following its release just one day after PAX East and one day before the game’s original release date.

The demo is an epic retread of the mission to blow up the Sector One reactor, which was the opening mission for the original Final Fantasy VII.

While there were a lot of familiar elements that drive a sense of nostalgia throughout the gameplay, there were also a number of new elements added in that made the entirety of the mission feel familiar but new at the same time.

At the end of the demo, there is a small trailer that shows the events immediately following the Number One Reactor mission. However, taking certain steps through the gameplay can help you unlock a small secret ending that went unnoticed by a lot of players.

Warning: Spoilers follow for the Final Fantasy VII Remake demo.

The mission for the demo is to disable the Sector One Mako Reactor. When Cloud and Barret reach the reactor core, Barret hands Cloud the bomb and tells him to set it.

At that point, the player is presented with two options. Set the bomb for 20 minutes or 30 minutes.

The amount of time that you choose will be the amount of time that you have to escape the reactor after you fight the Scorpion Sentinel boss.

If you select 20 minutes, Barret will say “Pretty cocky, ain’t you?”

Selecting 30 minutes causes him to say “Hah! That long enough for you?”

It should not take most players more than 10 minutes to escape the reactor. Especially if you’re playing the game on Easy mode.

If you choose 30 minutes, not only will you be mocked by the leader of Avalanche, but you also won’t get the secret ending.

Selecting 20 minutes gets you the secret ending, which includes a few extra minutes of a cutscene at the very end.

The secret ending features a very brief look at Sephiroth, the primary antagonist of Final Fantasy VII Remake. Without going into specifics, it’s a pretty cool and iconic shot of one of the most popular villains in video game history.

Final Fantasy VII Remake will release on April 10, 2020.