Square Enix have revealed new information about the soon-to-be-released Final Fantasy VII Remake, including the Shinra executives, a new character, and Moogle Medals.
While the final trailer was released recently (along with the first look at Rufus Shinra), Squre Enix have revealed more information about the Shinra Electric Company executives, and a new character.
These characters have appeared in trailers before, but the images and descriptions offer more insight into the game. For example, Dark Nation (the beast that fights along side Rufus) is now called Darkstar.
You can find all the images and descriptions below.
“President Shinra’s son and the current Vice President of the Shinra Electric Power Company. He’s recently been away from Midgar on an extended business trip.
He is an immensely prideful man, with a strong rebellious streak towards his father. Despite being vice president, he sometimes enters the battlefield himself, armed with a custom-made shotgun and protected by Darkstar, a military canine.”
“The Director of Shinra’s Space and Aeronautics Division. Palmer is the eldest of the company’s executives but has no real power or influence – his division, originally founded with the latest technology at Shinra’s disposal, has all but folded since it failed to launch a rocket.
Because division activities have been suspended indefinitely, Palmer finds himself with lots of time on his hands. He’s fond of butter in his tea and chortles in a distinctive manner.”
“Shinra’s Director of Advanced Weaponry. During the war, her innovative, high-end armaments brought in a sizable chunk of change for the company.
Her wartime efforts, and the resulting profits, saw Scarlet quickly promoted to executive officer. She is highly capable, as one would expect from someone placed in charge of Shinra’s weapons development.”
“A girl from the Sector 5 slums who makes a living by pulling off scams on unsuspecting victims. Although fearless, she often finds herself in trouble.”
Finally, Square Enix detailed the Moogle Medal system. These new items can be found in treasure chests and Shinra Company crates, and “you’ll have to search high and low to get your hands on them.” Square Enix heavily implies someone in Midgar will reward you for collecting them.
In case you missed it, you can find the developer diaries here [1, 2]. and more information about the game here [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8]. Square Enix also insisted they would not release the game early digitally, despite doing so physically in some regions.
Final Fantasy VII Remake launches April 10th on PlayStation 4, and “much earlier“ in Europe and Australia. The console exclusivity ends April 4th, 2021. In case you missed it, you can find our hands-on preview here. You can expect our review soon!