Voice Acting For Final Fantasy VII Remake’s Main Story Is Nearing Completion, Says Producer

Voice acting for the main cast and story of Square Enix’s Final Fantasy VII Remake is almost complete, according to the game’s producer, Yoshinori Kitase. Speaking to Dengeki PlayStation (via Siliconera), he confirmed that the characters’ respective actors had “practically finished” recording their dialogue for the main story, although cautioned fans against expecting protagonist Cloud to sound similar to that of his appearance in the CGI film Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, released in 2005.

According to Kitase, this is partly due to the different time periods explored in the game and film, with the events of the former featuring a version of the character that’s in his “prime,” rather than the deflated and defeatist image of Cloud depicted in Advent Children. One should note, however, that Kitase might simply be referring to the first part of the remake, which, Square Enix has confirmed, will be split into multiple pieces in order for it to do the original justice.

Despite many having expected the developer to reveal some substantial new information for the title earlier this month for the 30th-anniversary celebration of the series, just a lone piece of concept art depicting the city of Midgar, Cloud and Sephiroth was shown, raising questions as to how far along in development the title currently is. Last month, director Tetsuya Nomura told Famitsu that both the remake and Kingdom Hearts III “still have a way to go” until completion, so don’t hold your breath for a 2017 release.

Final Fantasy VII Remake is currently in development for PlayStation 4. The existence of an Xbox One or PC version has yet to be confirmed, but Square will hopefully have some more details to share at this year’s E3. Stay tuned.

Source: Siliconera