Square Enix’s Final Fantasy 7 Remake is seemingly shaping up very nicely, and it seems that beloved FF7 character Tifa also had some shaping up of her own to do.
The game’s director Tetsuya Nomura told Japanese publication Famitsu [via Eurogamer] that Tifa’s chest in particular was a bit of an issue for the ethics department at Square Enix.
“We wanted Tifa to have abs, so she has an athletic body type. The ethics department at Square Enix also told us that we had to tighten her chest as not to get unnatural during all the intense action. From there we got the black underwear and fitted tank top,” said Nomura.
“We’ve made it more modern. If we made the facility like we did in the original game, the physical unease would be staggering, so that was no good.”
The interview also confirmed that the infamous Honey Bee Inn scene, which involved cross-dressing, is still included in the remake, but has been given a “modern” makeover.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake is described as the first in a “project,” and will focus solely on the Midgar portion of the original game.
Square Enix describes the game as follows: “The world has fallen under the control of the Shinra Electric Power Company, a shadowy corporation controlling the planet’s very life force as mako energy. In the sprawling city of Midgar, an anti-Shinra organization calling themselves Avalanche have stepped up their resistance.
“Cloud Strife, a former member of Shinra’s elite SOLDIER unit now turned mercenary, lends his aid to the group, unaware of the epic consequences that await him. A spectacular reimagining of one of the most visionary games ever, the first game in this project will be set in the eclectic city of Midgar and presents a fully standalone gaming experience.”
Final Fantasy VII Remake – which is looking absolutely flawless by the way – will be releasing March 3, 2020.
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