UPDATE: Square just recently commented (http://www NULL.joystiq NULL.com/2012/07/09/final-fantasy-7-update-isnt-updated-with-microtransactions/) on this new PC version of Final Fantasy VII. The character booster that they mentioned will not be based on microtransactions, contrary to what people were previously speculating. So for those who were worried about Square trying to nickel and dime you, you can breathe easy.
So, it seems that Square Enix has officially let the cat out of the bag. They recently updated that domain name into an actual website talking about the PC port of Final Fantasy VII. The info on the site is mostly stuff we already knew about; achievements, cloud saving, and that character booster thing. The only new things on the site are links to Square’s Facebook and Twitter pages, some wallpaper featuring various characters from the game, and a statement saying that it’ll be exclusively available at the Square Enix store, disproving the previous theory saying that it’ll be available on Steam. It also reveals the minimum system requirements to play the game, listed below:
- Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7 (32/64-bit)
- 2GHz Processor or faster
- 1GB RAM
- DirectX 9-compatible graphic card
Finally, here’s a press release for the game:
LOS ANGELES (July 5, 2012) – Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in the Americas, today announced a new downloadable PC version of the popular role-playing adventure, FINAL FANTASY® VII. This version of FINAL FANTASY® VIIwill incorporate key features that help players relive the award-winning story and share their experiences with friends.
New features will include cloud saves and a game editor that allows players to maximize characters health, magic, and money. Also planned is an in-game achievement system which allows players to explore various facets of the game and share progress with friends online.
FINAL FANTASY VII will be available later this year to celebrate the FINAL FANTASY franchise’s 25th anniversary. FINAL FANTASY VII is rated T (Teen). Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at www.esrb.org (http://www NULL.esrb NULL.org) for more information about ratings.
About FINAL FANTASY VII
Released in 1997, FINAL FANTASY VII was critically acclaimed as the title that redefined the standard for role-playing games. Introducing the now infamous rivalry between Cloud and Sephiroth, it delivered an intricate and emotionally compelling storyline through cutting-edge pre-rendered cinematic cut-scenes, and set in a rich, diverse world. The game features an acclaimed collection of musical scores and intense 3D battles, and is regarded as one of the most significant entries in the FINAL FANTASY series, and one of the most innovative games in the industry of all time.
SQUARE ENIX eSTORE: http://store.square-enix.com/ (http://store NULL.square-enix NULL.com/)
OFFICIAL SITE FINAL FANTASY VII: http://finalfantasyviipc.com/ (http://finalfantasyviipc NULL.com/)
FINAL FANTASY VII FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/FinalFantasyVII (http://www NULL.facebook NULL.com/FinalFantasyVII)
SQUARE ENIX MEMBERS TWITTER®: http://www.twitter.com/SQEX_MEMBERS_NA (http://www NULL.twitter NULL.com/SQEX_MEMBERS_NA)
Source (http://www NULL.finalfantasyviipc NULL.com/en)