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New video shows footage of Final Fantasy VII on Nintendo Switch

Were you worried Final Fantasy VII on Nintendo Switch had been forgotten about?

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Final Fantasy VII on Nintendo Switch

Were you worried Final Fantasy VII on Nintendo Switch had been forgotten about?

Last year, Nintendo revealed that a bunch of classic Final Fantasy games – Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy VIII not you, Final Fantasy IX, Final Fantasy X/X-2, and Final Fantasy XII – would be coming to Nintendo Switch.

Then it all went a little quiet. Nintendo Directs came and went, the seasons changed, and all of a sudden, it was 2019. The year these games were prophesied to release. And still nothing.

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Almost as if Nintendo and Square were listening to our collective grumbles, they dropped the release announcements for Final Fantasy X/X-2 and Final Fantasy XII – the HD Remaster and Zodiac Age versions, respectively – but there was still no news on the one everybody really wants, Final Fantasy VII on Switch.

A couple of days ago, however, with precious little fanfare, Nintendo uploaded a ‘Nintendo Switch My Way’ video to their YouTube channel. In it, they show people playing the Switch in various ways – with the family in tabletop mode, or in handheld mode on a cramped plane – and the two games featured are Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Final Fantasy VII.

So there you have it. It’s not a release date, and to be fair, we’re not even sure if he’s really playing or it’s just a mock-up, but it’s at least confirmation that Final Fantasy VII on Nintendo Switch hasn’t been forgotten about.

Next we’d like proof of life for Final Fantasy IX on Switch, please.

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