Where's that Final Fantasy 7 remake? Every game we missed at E3 2018

CNET | 6/15/2018 | Morgan Little
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Maybe next year...

The big E3 2018 press conferences have come and gone, with the jaw-dropping Cyberpunk 2077, the provocative The Last of Us 2 and the jam-packed Smash Bros. Ultimate leading the excitement for Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo respectively.

Year - E3 - Absences - Platform - Games

But as hectic as this year's E3 was, there were still some notable absences on every platform. Each of these games may get their time in the sun during future events, but during E3 at least, they were scarcely mentioned.


Kingdom - Push - Developer - Square - Enix

Kingdom Hearts 3 got a big push from developer Square Enix this year, and for good reason: It's hitting stores early next year, and fans have been waiting more than 10 years for another flagship entry in the series. But it's been more than 20 years since Final Fantasy 7 first debuted, and three years since its remake was first teased.

So far, all we know for sure is this: the remake will be split into multiple parts; its battle system will shift toward action and away from menu-heavy, turn-based combat; and there will be some changes made to the story beats to update the game for modern audiences.

Game - Director - Tetsuya - Nomura - Verge

The game's director, Tetsuya Nomura, told the Verge Thursday that the remake is in active development, and is happening in parallel with his efforts leading Kingdom Hearts' development.

But for fans looking for more than just a breadcrumb trail of updates, Sony's E3 2018 event had a huge buster sword-shaped hole in it.

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