The Train Graveyard and Shinra Building look stunning in the latest screen dump for Final Fantasy VII Remake.
With the long-awaited release of Final Fantasy VII Remake just a few months away, Square-Enix has released a fresh batch of screenshots from Midgar’s most iconic locales to get fans all nostalgic. The new screenshots offer a fresh look at the Train Graveyard and Shinra Building and do an excellent job of underscoring just how far gaming has come in the 22 years since Final Fantasy VII first released on the Sony PlayStation on January 31, 1997.
Located in Midgar’s Sector 7 district, the Train Graveyard is one of the earlier dungeons Cloud and his companions must navigate after the conniving Don Corneo sends them tumbling down a pitfall in his mansion. Originally used during the construction of the city, the once-grand carriages now lie in a state of ruin and form a labyrinth of wreckage.
In a blog entry detailing the recreated environments, Square-Enix notes that the Train Graveyard will serve as the setting for a new story with several event scenes. You can find a few examples of these scenes below:
The monolithic Shinra Building sits at the center of Midgar and serves as the headquarters for the Shinra Electric Power Company. It’s a sprawling, 70-story facility where the top ten floors host the company’s labs and senior executive offices.
The main lobby looks especially striking and is sure to get longtime fans of the game goosebumps.
Remember the showroom where Cloud commandeers the Hardy Daytona to escape the building? It’s back and looks better than ever. Check out all the little details on those Shinra rides!
The relaxation area is where Shinra executives go to unwind. This latest screen does a beautiful job of showcasing how cavernous this area is, in a way the original 32-bit release could never have hoped to.
The Switch copy of Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy VIII Remastered I ordered from Play-Asia showed up last week (long live physical media), and I’ve spent the past few days revisiting Final Fantasy VII. That being said, it is incredible seeing just how faithful Square-Enix has been to the source material when crafting these iconic locales. I can’t wait to see more of my favorite locations modernized in striking detail when Final Fantasy VII Remake launches on the PlayStation 4 on March 3, 2020.
So, what do you think of the look of these recreated environments? Will you be diving into Final Fantasy VII Remake when it releases early next year? Be sure to let us know in the comments.