The seventh JRPG developed by Squaresoft (now Square Enix) in the Final Fantasy series, and arguably the most popular game in the series. First released on the PlayStation in 31 January 1997 (after a 3-year hiatus), and then re-released for personal computers in 1998.
The story is about Avalanche, an ecoterrorist organization combating the conglomerate Shinra Electric Power Company which is destroying the world's ecosystem by extracting mako for electricity. One of their latest recruits is acerbic mercenary Cloud Strife, himself a former member of SOLDIER, Shinra's mako-enhanced supersoldier corps. Soon, however, Avalanche would face an even greater enemy in the form of Sephiroth, another former SOLDIER intent on absorbing the planet's power and becoming a god.
A remake, aptly titled Final Fantasy VII Remake, was announced at Sony's 2015 E3 conference. The remake is a multi-game series, the first installment of which was released in April 2020.
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