The demo covers the opening mission, in which beautiful-haired hero Cloud Strife joins eco-terrorist group Avalanche to blow up a reactor run by planet-destroying megacorporation Shinra. In addition to reuniting you with Cloud, Barret and the gang, this section gives you the chance to try out theuntil you beat the game’s first boss.
Unlike the Nintendo Switch last year, you won’t be able to carry your progress over into the full game.Square Enix released on
If you download the demo before May 11, you’ll be able to get an exclusive theme from April 10 — the day the game itself hits PS4. However, it won’t give us the whole story — the remake is being released episodically and the first part will only bring us up to the end of the Midgar section. Square Enix hasn’t said whenwill come out, nor do we know how many episodes the adventure will be divided into.
The original game came out on the first PlayStation in 1997 and fans have been crying out for a remake .
First published March 3, 1:25 a.m. PT.
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