Vincent Valentine Stars In PS2 Game
The third and last Final Fantasy VII revival.
By David Smith
Square Enix's third Final Fantasy VII revival is coming to PlayStation 2 next year, Shonen Jump reports this week. Dirge of Cerberus Final Fantasy VII -- the foretitle being one of the publisher's recent odd American trademark applications -- is a new game starring the charming anti-hero Vincent Valentine.
While exactly what genre it falls in isn't clear yet, Dirge of Cerberus is set after Final Fantasy VII Advent Children, the already-announced DVD movie sequel that takes place two years after the PlayStation game. In a time when Midgar and the world around it have finally calmed down a bit, a mysterious force attacks, forcing Vincent to give up moping in his coffin and fight to restore peace for good.
The first few screens of the game leave plenty of room for speculation -- the character of Vincent suggests a 3D action game, something in the vein of Devil May Cry, but we'll have to wait for more details before coming to a firm conclusion. Those will perhaps arrive at the Tokyo Game Show later this month, so watch out for more news shortly.
Publisher: Square Enix
Platform: PlayStation 2
Square Enix announced a new PS2 RPG called Final Fantasy VII: Dirge of Cerberus, a sequel / spinoff of Final Fantasy VII. The story takes place one year after the events in Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, in which you play as Vincent Valentine from FFVII, to battle against a group of enemies named the "Dirge of Cerberus", who started to attack the city.
This game is a part of the company's Compilation of Final Fantasy VII strategy, which pursues polymorphic vision. Square Enix mentioned that this game will unfold the mysteries around the Final Fantasy VII world.
The main character Vincent Valentine is a powerful gunner who born on October 13, he was put into a long sleep, atoning for past sins; until Cloud woke him up in the Shinra mansion in Nibelheim.
...sounds to me like they could rename it "Sidequests: The Videogame" -_-;
Still, its interesting nevertheless.
It looks awsome to me. I don't care if it isn't a RPG, I will still buy it and huggle it every night before I go to bed. I wish we got a release of FFVII Before Crisis in the US too though, so we got the WHOLE STORY on FFVII. (While they're at it, throw in Xenosaga Pied Piper Episode I and II !) The one screen shot of Vincent is kinda of poor quality graphics wise, agreed? It is still probably early on in devolpment though. Man this looksAWSOME!
Heh, I heard about all of this a few days ago, I am totally psyched about this compilation, and Vincent is one of my fave characters, so you do the math. Oh, and to make you feel better Mr. Wonderful, Before Crisis may very well be released in the US, or so I've read. So keep your fingers crossed. ^^
It looks interesting...
I don't have much to say about it yet except that the scans I've seen have spiffy art, which says nothing about the games playability or quality. I'm not all that psyched about the news though. Honestly, the only part of the Final Fantasy VII Compilation that's piqued my interest so far is Advent Children. =/
Originally Posted by Manga Oni-Link
Oh, and to make you feel better Mr. Wonderful, Before Crisis may very well be released in the US, or so I've read. So keep your fingers crossed. ^^
Chances are slim, but supposedly there's "a hope" :
Originally Posted by RPGamer.com
First to be answered were questions concerning the game's release outside of Japan. The duo stated that Square Enix, at the moment, has no plans for a release outside of Japan, citing that the game was developed specifically for NTT DoCoMo's FOMA i900 handsets. Also, if one was to import a FOMA i900, there would be no way to play the game outside of NTT DoCoMo's i-mode mobile data service.
Ito and Tahata also dismissed the possibility that Before Crisis would see a release on other platforms. When asked why Square Enix are only interested in releasing the game for cellphones, they responded that nobody else was attempting to develop a product similar to Before Crisis. All hope is not lost for a release outside of Japan, however, for Ito and Tahata told the audience that Square Enix would start releasing more of their mobile games in Europe and America "as soon as the infrastructure is right."