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Final Fantasy 7 Remake Strategy Guide: Will There Be One?

Final Fantasy 7 remake strategy guide may be needed as much as the original.
Final Fantasy 7 remake strategy guide may be needed as much as the original. | Photo courtesy of Square Enix

Final Fantasy 7 remake strategy guide might be as necessary as the one for the original release. When Final Fantasy 7 came out in 1997, strategy guides were highly desired, especially in RPGs, which were known to have hidden items and activities.

With the rise of the internet, strategy guides became less necessary as people made online tutorials or guides. Eventually, you didn't need to fork over $20 for information you could find in a Google search.

But will there be a guide for the remake?

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Strategy Guide: Will There Be an Official Guide?

Prima Games, one of the largest video game strategy guide publishers, struggled with the decrease in demand for physical strategy guides. Parent company, Penguin Random House, was to shut their doors in 2019, but Prima Games found new owners: Asteri Holdings. Now, the company focuses on online guides, but also offers select physical guides for crowd-funded projects, and has plans to expand on that in the future.

It's rare to find strategy guides in print for new and upcoming games, especially with the arrival of digital guides and patch changes. Since games are launched before being finished, and are constantly updated, guides would be frequently outdated before hitting the shelves.

Granted, JRPGs don't have as many patches and updates, so there's still a small chance that Square Enix could publish their own type of guide. The chances are slim.

If you really want a guide, you could always look for an original on eBay. Since it's a remake, most of the puzzles and pathways should be the same, just drastically upgraded in graphics and visuals.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Release Date

The Final Fantasy 7 Remake will be released March 20.