Final Fantasy 7 is now on Xbox and Nintendo platforms for the first time ever

Today marks the launch of Final Fantasy 7 for Xbox One and Nintendo Switch, bringing the PlayStation classic to other consoles for the first time.

This is yet another release in Square Enix’s barrage of classic re-releases for Nintendo Switch and Xbox One, having been preceded by Final Fantasy 9 last month. 

It’s available now as a digital purchase for £12.79, and comes with all the extra bells and whistles that accompanied the PS4/PC release a few years ago.

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This includes the ability to speed up gameplay, acquire unlimited gil and essentially cheese the game with special battle enhancements. Emerald Weapon doesn’t stand a chance.

Having first released in 1997, Final Fantasy 7 graced the original PlayStation before I could walk, and holds a very special place in my heart.

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Despite the polygonal graphics and somewhat archaic gameplay, the story, characters and overall pacing of FF7 hold up incredibly well.

If you haven’t experienced Final Fantasy 7 for yourself, we’d recommend giving it a try. Even with our nostalgia goggles firmly fastened, it’s still something you can fall in love with.

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