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It turns out that it was too good to be true. Earlier in the day, without any accompanying announcement, the previously announced re-release of Final Fantasy VII for the PC appeared on the Square-Enix web store. A few hours later it was pulled down with only an error message in its place, but not before we got to see a few details.
This early leak gave us a look at the full description and, more importantly, the price. This new version of Final Fantasy VII for the PC will run you $12, and allow you to install your copy on three computers while still taking advantage of the new cloud save feature. While we can’t confirm that this price is final, it seems to be the price Square-Enix intended to go with.
The store also released a full description of the new features that are as follows:
■ Achievements – Whether you’re a seasoned FINAL FANTASY VII veteran or exploring this RPG classic for the very first time, show off your in-game accomplishments and put your gaming skills to the test with 36 brand new achievements to unlock. Share your profile with friends online.
■ Cloud Saves – If you’re away from home or simply using a different computer to play, enjoy FINAL FANTASY VII wherever you are. With cloud save support in FINAL FANTASY VII you can continue your game progress right where you left off (Requires Internet Connection. Saves can only be transferred between a maximum of 3 computers at any one time).
■ Character Booster – Find yourself stuck on a difficult section or lacking the funds to buy that vital Phoenix Down? With the Character Booster you can increase your HP, MP and Gil levels to their maximum, all with the simple click of a button.
■ Optimized for PC – FINAL FANTASY VII has been updated to support the latest hardware and Windows Operating Systems.
While we knew most of the high level info about these features it’s nice to get a look at the specifics. Now, only one question remains; why don’t they just release it already?