Final Fantasy 7 Remake COUNTDOWN LIVE: News, Update, Leaks, Rumours and Release Date for Square's huge PS4 exclusive

Final Fantasy 7 Remake launches on April 10 on PlayStation 4 and offers a stunning new way to explore Midgar, the famous steampunk city that fans first explored in 1997.

While the PlayStation 1 original being so beloved, Final Fantasy 7: Remake has huge boots to fill. Whether it succeeds or not remains to be seen, but we've put together all the exciting updates in the run-up to launch.

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FF7 Remake Is HERE! - 10th April 2020

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Coloured Illustration Of Protagonist, Cloud Strife! - 9th April 2020

A recent tweet from the official FF7 Twitter page:

"To celebrate the upcoming launch of #FinalFantasy VII Remake, we’re proud to present a new coloured illustration of our protagonist, Cloud Strife! Created by the man behind the design of Cloud in the original game, and now director of #FF7R – Tetsuya Nomura."

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How to beat the Hell House in Chapter 9 - 8th April 2020

Final Fantasy 7 Remake is here, and the Hell House is a tough opponent. Here's how to beat it.

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IGN Gives Final Verdict - 7th April 2020

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Ready For Early Preload - 6th April 2020

Although Square Enix is sticking to it's April 10 release date, the good news is, you can get it preloaded on to your PS4 now, meaning you'll have more time to play it on its release in 5 days.

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Square Enix Insists It Will Not Release Final Fantasy 7 Remake Digital Version Early - 5th April 2020

Physical copies of the highly-anticipated FF7 remake are out, ahead of the official 10th April 2020 release date after Square Enix deliberately shipped them early in Europe and Australia.

Although this was due to ensure COVID-19 didn't interrupt the intended release, it has caused confusion and frustration to those who intend to download the game rather than buy on-disc, or those who have already pre-ordered via the PlayStation Store.

"Changing the digital release date at this point-in-time could lead to logistical issues that could disrupt the digital launch for everyone. Therefore, we will be adhering to an April 10 digital release date.

"Thank you for your understanding."

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Final Trailer - 4th April 2020

With the remake just seven days away, here's the final trailer. Beware, there are some spoilers!

Final Fantasy 7 Remake's File Size Is 100 GB - 3rd April 2020

Final Fantasy 7 Remake will eat a hefty chunk of your harddrive space, more specifically, 100 GB.

This is because devs wanted to build so many unique assets, which makes us even more excited for its release!

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Final Fantasy 7: Remake is available in Australia Now – 2nd April 2020

Following on from the below news, the game is available at retailers across Australia already. If you're jumping in early, be sure not to spoil anything!

Final Fantasy 7: Remake Copies Being Shipped Early – 1st April 2020

With less than two weeks to go, fans that have pre-ordered the long-awaited remake might be lucky enough to play it early.

Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Square has shipped copies of the game early. The full statement is below.

Arguably the most interesting point is the part that explains that the remake is "a new game that still has many surprises for everyone". We can't wait to see how Square has remixed the original.

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