Square Enix have made it abundantly clear by now that the upcoming Final Fantasy 7 Remake isn’t just going to be a one-to-one recreation of the classic RPG. They’re taking this opportunity to use the technology at their disposal to expand upon the original in every way, and to realize that game’s vision to the best of their abilities.
That, of course, means that the game is going to have much more fleshed out storytelling and narrative arcs, and sections that were relatively brief in the original game will be greatly expanded in the remake and given much greater meaning- which should go without saying, since the entire first part of the remake is set in Midgar alone.
As per a new article on the official PlayStation blog, new details were revealed about the game, which specifically mention that one specific part of the game will have been expanded upon in such a manner. That section is the very beginning of the game, which sees Avalanche entering the Mako Reactor for its bombing run.
According to producer Yoshinori Kitase, the remake will show scenes that the original game only implied – mentioning something as minor as the group cutting through a fenced-off area during their infiltration – and that these additions will not only add substance to these missions and moments, but also to the entirety of Midgar and the game’s environments.
Avalanche members will also have new dialogue and interactions with each other not seen in the original game, adding to their development and their personalities.