FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE demo now available

Experience an epic bombing mission and battle the Scorpion Sentinel… right now!
By Duncan Heaney

Let’s dispense with the usual preamble - the FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE demo is out now on PS4.

Go play it.

That’s it. That’s the blog post - what else are you waiting for?

Okay, maybe we could actually give you a little information about what to expect from this exciting sample of the game. Got to do something while it downloads, right?

What’s in the FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE demo?

The new demo lets you play through the opening section of the game - the bombing of Mako Reactor 1.

You’ll initially control Cloud Strife, a mercenary who has been hired to infiltrate and destroy a facility owned by the Shinra Electric Power Company - a sinister organization that is draining the planet’s lifeforce as mako energy.

You’ll help the team make their way through the vast complex, battling hordes of Shinra security forces along the way - rest assured, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to get to grips with the game’s uniquely satisfying combat system.

Later on in the demo, Barret Wallace will join the party as a playable character. The leader of the anti-Shinra group Avalanche, Barret comes equipped with his signature gun arm - perfect for taking out enemies that Cloud’s Buster Sword can’t reach.

Eventually, you’ll make your way to your target, and face off against the game’s first boss: the Scorpion Sentinel. Don’t expect it to go easy on you - this mechanized menace has a real sting in the tail.

If you manage to beat it, the demo’s not over yet. You still have to escape from the rapidly collapsing structure. If you successfully escape… well, okay then the demo is over. But you can always play it again. And again. And again.

If you like what you play - and we’re pretty sure you will - you won’t have to wait long to play more. FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE launches for PS4 on April 10, 2020.

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