10 Facts About Final Fantasy 7

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After years of rumors and speculation, a high definition Final Fantasy VII remake was announced at E3 2015 for the PlayStation 4. In celebration of the news, we give you some facts about the original Final Fantasy 7.


1
Final Fantasy VII has sold more than 10 million copies worldwide, making it easily the highest selling Final Fantasy game of all time.

2
The super bosses Ruby and Emerald Weapon did not appear in the Japanese version of the game but were first added for the North American and European releases. Obviously they thought we could handle the hard stuff.

3
If you look closely in a house in Rocket Town, there is a portrait of Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi on the wall.

4
Barret was the first prominent black character to feature in the Final Fantasy series.

5
The opening bars of iconic track One Winged Angel was inspired by Purple Haze by Jimi Hendrix Experience.

6
Due to the fact that they are optional characters who may never enter your party, Vincent and Yuffie are not included in any of the game’s cut scenes.

7
Aeris’ first love was initially meant to be Sephiroth which would have made it super awkward given the fact that he went on to kill her.

8
Final Fantasy 7 was the first Final Fantasy to feature voice acting.

9
If Tifa is the party leader, Yuffie will refer to her simply as "Boobs."

10
Final Fantasy VII is the only main series Final Fantasy where you can race and breed Chocobos.