The beloved Final Fantasy VII finally hits the Switch today… I can already hear you asking: how is this newsworthy?
Final Fantasy VII Switch
Well, it’s the first time the game has been released on a Nintendo console, and that’s a pretty significant milestone considering it originally started life as a SNES title.
You see, back in 1994 Square moved production of Final Fantasy VII to the PlayStation 1 after technical issues and a series of delays plagued their development on SNES.
In addition to that, there was the allure of the shiny new CD-ROM format being offered by Sony with increased storage options — long story short, it was hard for Square to resist a change in direction.
It’s worth mentioning that the following extra features are included in the Switch edition out today:
- A 3x speed mode
- The ability to turn battle encounters off
- A battle ‘enhancement’ mode
You can check out the launch trailer for Final Fantasy VII below:
So, this particular slice of gaming history will set you back £12.79 in the UK and $15.99 in the US. It’s never too late to jump in if you haven’t already, right?