Final Fantasy 7 Remake gameplay shown off at Playstation Experience

The first gameplay footage of the Final Fantasy 7 Remake has been shown at Playstation Experience.

Sony managed to kick off their Playstation Experience Keynote with a bang; unveiling the very first gameplay footage of the Final Fantasy 7 Remake.

The trailers features a mixture of CGI cutscenes and gameplay footage, showing off the new character designs, battle system and environments.

Fans of the original will immediately recognise the iconic train sequence, Sector 7 Slums and the Sector 1 Mako Reactor from the beginning of the game.

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The new battle system immediately seems reminiscent of Final Fantasy 15 and the Kingdom Hearts series.

It seems the remake’s battle system will be real-time and action based, as opposed to the turn-based mechanics of the 1997 original.

This is the first of many “dramatic changes” to come in the upcoming remake, which may displease some fans hoping for a 100% accurate recreation.

Game Director Tetsuya Nomura has said he wants the remake to have a “fresh-feel,” but will not change any major elements fans have a “large attachment” to.

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Sony also announced the original Final Fantasy 7 is now available for download on PS4.

This particular release is a port of the PC version, and includes support for trophies, remote play and cloud saves.

If you buy it now, you will receive a free dynamic theme for PS4, featuring custom sound effects and background music.