Remaining Fantasy VII Remake ended on a cliffhanger, probably upending our expectations of how the enduring 1997 story will play out in subsequent chapters. Director Tetsuya Nomura mentioned in an interview for the sport’s Ultimania compendium that he hopes to launch the following installment “as quickly as potential,” but additionally prompt that the staff hadn’t fairly determined how finest to carve up the sprawling story. There is a long-shot probability we may hear concerning the launch date at Tokyo Sport Present in late September, nevertheless it’s secure to say we most likely will not be enjoying the sequel anytime quickly.
Even when the plot of FF7 Remake Half 2 departs considerably from that of the unique recreation, we are able to assume that Cloud and his companions will discover acquainted areas like Gold Saucer, Costa del Sol, and Wutai. One of many areas we’re more likely to see within the subsequent installment is Cosmo Canyon. There, we’re more likely to lastly get the reply to a query many people have had for many years.
Spoilers forward for the unique Remaining Fantasy VII.
Cosmo Canyon is the place Cloud learns about Pink XIII’s previous, how the Lifestream works, and the risk Sephiroth represents to the Planet. And there is one enormous, goofy thriller FF7 Remake Half 2 will completely, positively have to clarify — what is occurring with Bugenhagen’s butt?
Bugenhagen is the village elder of Cosmo Canyon and adoptive grandfather of Pink XIII. He is holed up within the observatory on the prime of the ridge, with a big telescope and a few form of spiffy Hazard Room / Holodeck setup that is simply excellent for spontaneous lectures about ecology and spirituality.
I performed Remaining Fantasy VII for the PlayStation (1) again in 1997, and several other extra instances within the years since on different platforms. My expertise with the FF7 spinoff video games like Disaster Core and Dirge of Cerebus is just about completely confined to falling down web rabbit holes for articles like this one. I’ve since realized that he is floating on a big inexperienced Materia, together with his legs crossed in yogi vogue. Frankly, that is under no circumstances apparent within the unique FF7.
And no, I’m not the one one who was confounded by Bugenhagen’s decrease half.
As a child, I made a decision Bugenhagen was a bee, perhaps the kindly, oblivious grandpappy of a kind of women hustling on the Honey Bee Inn in Wall Market. It wasn’t bizarre to think about Remaining Fantasy together with non-human characters in main story roles, significantly as a result of I used to be 100 % satisfied Emperor Gestahl of Remaining Fantasy VI was a lhasa apso. (This can be a significantly foofy breed of small canine most popular by fancy older women.) This headcanon made Kefka a far worse villain in my eyes — not solely did he destroy the world, he kicked a lap canine off a cliff!
Canine-emperor Gestahl was truly such a standard misinterpretation that the FFXIV devs riffed on it within the design of one of many MMO’s minions.
Remaining Fantasy VII Remake Half 2 goes to must make clear what is going on on with Bugenhagen’s enterprise finish. There’s merely no means round it. The obvious motive is as a result of the graphics on current- and next-gen consoles are simply too rattling good. I need not inform you how fairly and expressive the character designs are in FF7 Remake. (However I’ve!) However this can be a element that we’re lastly, lastly going to get readability on.
I predict, with no precise proof, that the up to date model of Bugenhagen goes to separate the distinction between basic Yoda and Child Yoda. As you’ll anticipate from somebody with the job title of “Elder,” he is very outdated and walks gingerly in his home, maybe with a stick. He has toes and legs, however he is 130, so they do not work so good.
Within the unique recreation, Bugey had a bunch of devices in his home, however we by no means actually heard a lot about them. This time round, we have to get a greater sense that he is a tinkerer, an inventor, a little bit of a Doc Brown oddball. That may assist to clarify the Materia-powered hover-thing that he makes use of throughout his Lifestream chat. It’s kind of like Child Yoda’s pod factor, however not one thing he makes use of on a regular basis, simply in brief bursts.
Whether or not I am proper or fully off-base, it’ll be fairly darn fascinating to see what they do with Bugenhagen in Half 2. Here is slightly snippet from one in all his most memorable scenes, if you would like a refresher.
Remaining Fantasy VII Remake is presently in improvement.