Today at the Square Enix E3 2019 press conference, a new extended trailer was released for Final Fantasy VII Remake. The first thing I immediately noticed was the lip syncing was greatly improved to match the English dialog. While it addressed one question I had, it raises a few more. Will a Japanese language version be available? And if it’s an option, will the cutscenes switch to match?
Not that it matters much in the long run. I am stlll gonna get the game but I’m opting for the Deluxe Edition since it comes with a soundtrack CD. No brainer because hearing the music in that trailer stirred up all kinds of warm and fuzzy feelings. FFVII was the first Japanese RPG I played back on the original Playstation system. And hearing that battle music takes me right back to my college days.
The Deluxe Edition comes with the game, SteelBook case, mini soundtrack CD, art book, and a DLC item. Pre-ordering will score you a second DLC item. You can pre-order the Deluxe Edition from Best Buy and Amazon. They also have the regular edition for pre-order too but no DLC bonus [ Best Buy | Amazon]. I’m pretty sure the DLC items are available in game through normal means; you’ll just have earlier access to them.
And if you have tons of cash to burn and no sense in taste, you can pre-order the 1st Class Edition directly and exclusively available from the Square Enix online store. You’ll get everything that’s in the Deluxe Edition as well as a Play Arts Cloud action figure with a Hardy Daytona motorcycle. The Daytona might be the only thing that’s really exclusive to this set. And this is a “soft bundle” meaning there’s not one big special box for it all. Totally not worth it. I’m usually a sucker for deluxe editions and exclusives but either I’m getting older and wiser or they are starting to suck more and more.