Final Fantasy VII Remake seven-minute TV commercial to air on November 3 in Japan [Update]

The story of an office worker who has never played Final Fantasy VII.

Square Enix will air a seven-minute commercial for Final Fantasy VII Remake during Fuji TV’s FNS 27-Hour TV: Japanese Sports are Strong! from November 2 at 18:30 JST to November 3 at 21:54 JST, the company announced. The commercial itself will premiere on November 3 at 0:00 JST.

The commercial follows the story of an officer worker (played by Masataka Kubota), who has never played Final Fantasy VII. He plays it cool while discussing the release of Final Fantasy VII Remake with his bosses and girlfriend (played by Misato Morita), as well as a Final Fantasy VII mega-fan (played by Testuji Tamayama). The girlfriend knows Final Fantasy VII from watching her brother play it growing up. Through these discussions, the office worker gradually becomes interested in the title.

Here are some screenshots from the commercial:

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Final Fantasy VII Remake

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Final Fantasy VII Remake

Final Fantasy VII Remake

Final Fantasy VII Remake

Final Fantasy VII Remake

Final Fantasy VII Remake

Final Fantasy VII Remake is due out for PlayStation 4 on March 3, 2020.

Update 11/01/19 at 2:20 a.m.: Square Enix has published the official press release, now linked above, which reveals that total worldwide shipments and digital sales for Final Fantasy VII have surpassed 12.3 million units.

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