Final Fantasy VII Remake is partially developed by CyberConnect2

Yep, the Naruto fighting game people

Hey, you’ve seen those Naruto fighting games right? Two ninjas run around in a circle, throw stuff at each other, charge up, then do some kind of over-the-top dramatic super move. Well, the studio behind the Naruto fighting games, CyberConnect2, is apparently helping develop Final Fantasy VII Remake.

Final Fantasy VII Remake director Tetsuya Nomura and producer Yoshinori Kitase confirmed CyberConnect2 is helping out with development in an interview with Famitsu.

While the studio has previously helped with smaller Final Fantasy games, this will be its first time working on a main entry in the series.

For all their flaws, the Naruto fighting games tend to be very visually polished, control well, and make fantastic use of the source material while still adapting it for a video game. Still, are you lot excited or concerned by the news?

Laura Dale