It’s been 23 years since we embarked on Cloud’s journey to save the world from the clutches of Shinra Inc., Hojo, Jenova, and Sephiroth, and the excitement has never been stronger now that Final Fantasy VII Remake is set to be released in about a month on 10 April 2020.
Before that, however, fans can first get their taste (hah) of that nostalgia at an upcoming themed cafe in Singapore. Come 27 March, the premises of Watanabe Coffee at Orchard Scotts will be going heavy on the Final Fantasy VII Remake aesthetic – a rather apt follow-up from its previous collaboration with Dissidia Final Fantasy NT back in 2018.
Details about the project have remained sparse, but the new Square Enix Cafe in Japan has given an idea on what to expect. In addition to character artwork on the interior, there’s also an interesting range of food options to look forward to, such as edible Buster Swords, Materia dumplings, Moogle desserts, and mocktails inspired by Sephiroth and Cloud.
Of course, not everything will be carried over to the local iteration, although official merchandise is very much guaranteed to make an appearance. More information is expected to be on the horizon, but it’s all looking pretty exciting.
In the meantime, enthusiasts can now try their hand at the game demo for free that comes bundled with a free accompanying PS4 theme. To celebrate its long-awaited launch, Final Fantasy VII Remake will bring the orchestra treatment to Singapore on 4 July 2020 as well.
What a time to be a Final Fantasy VII fan, indeed.
Si Jia is a casual geek at heart – or as casual as someone with Sephiroth’s theme on her Spotify playlist can get. A fan of movies, games, and Japanese culture, Si Jia’s greatest weakness is the Steam Summer Sale. Or any Steam sale, really.