The Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Remake that was announced last month will not only see the game’s visuals upgraded, but its gameplay as well. One aspect of the Final Fantasy VII prequel that will remain intact is its unique Digital Mind Wave battle system, which was one of the most beloved parts of the PSP game when it was first released.
Operating as a slot machine-like game mechanic, the DMW would automatically spin once Zack Fair had earned enough soldier points by defeating enemies. If luck was on your side, you’d line up the same three frames and unleash the appropriate Limit Break attack on enemies. Other bonuses include healing Zack, powering up his Materia, and greatly increasing his stats if the reels all show a lucky seven image.
The Final Fantasy VII Account had tweeted this week that Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion will feature a new menu-based combat system, leading some fans to believe that the DMW system had been scrapped. In a follow-up tweetthe Final Fantasy VII account clarified that DMW is still in the game and appears unchanged.
DMW stands for “Digital Mind Wave” and features slot reels that automatically spin during battle.
Aligning the same numbers or images gives Zack various status bonuses or allows him to unleash powerful Limit Break attacks. pic.twitter.com/g4SpImM9sA
— FINAL FANTASY VII (@finalfantasyvii) July 6, 2022
Other upcoming changes to the game include improved camera and character movements, optimized user interface, new background music arrangements by Takeharu Ishimoto, and full voice acting throughout the prequel. In case you missed it, the Final Fantasy VII 25th Anniversary Celebration livestream also revealed a closed beta test for mobile RPG FFVII Ever Crisis, the first trailer for Final Fantasy VII: Rebirth, and confirmation that the project Final Fantasy VII Remake will be a trilogy.
While you’ll have to wait until next year’s winter season to play Final Fantasy VII: Rebirth, Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion will launch this winter on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4, Switch and pc.
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