Crisis Core Final Fantasy 7 Reunion will have an updated menu-based battle system, a departure from the original's real-time combat system.

Earlier this year, Square Enix announced Crisis Core Final Fantasy 7 Reunion, a remake of the original Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7 game from the PlayStation Portable. This was met with a fantastical victory fanfare, as the game is a popular one but hasn't been re-released on any other platform since.

The good news is, Reunion will have a load of improvements. Square Enix shared just some of these in a tweet, which we outlined below:

  • Improved camera and character movements
  • Optimised UI
  • New background music arrangements by Takeharu Ishimoto
  • Full VO added to scenes that were previously text only
  • A new menu-based battle system
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The bad news, at least for some fans, is that the game will not stay true to its original real-time action combat system. Instead, the game will have a “new menu-based battle system.” Square Enix promised that more details will be revealed soon, but the lack of information is already driving some fans nuts.

There is also some concern from fans regarding the VO added to the game's scenes. Square Enix did not explicitly state that the game will feature all of its original VO cast reprising their roles in the game. It's possible that they would just use a similar-sounding voice for these scenes if they cannot get the VO to reprise their roles. It would be unnerving if the voices would be different between some of the cutscenes. Changing the VOs for some roles completely is also a possible option, although I imagine that move would be unpopular with some of the more purist of fans.

Crisis Core Final Fantasy 7 Reunion will be coming out in Late 2022 on PC, Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.