In surprise news for Nintendo Switch fans, Square Enix has announced a remaster of the action-RPG prequel Crisis Core: Final Final Fantasy VII. It originally made its debut on the PlayStation Portable in 2007.

This new version is officially titled Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion and will be launching across multiple platforms including Nintendo's hybrid system this winter. The remaster will feature updated 3D models, full voiceovers and new music arrangements.

Square Enix further notes how this upcoming release will be a "more beautiful and accessible" version of Crisis Core, going "way beyond" a simple HD remaster. It's unclear at this early stage how exactly this version of the game will be delivered on the Switch.

The remaster will follow the original game's narrative - which is Zack Fair's mission to find the missing soldier Genesis Rhapsodos. If you're not familiar with Mr. Fair, he's a rather important character in the Final Fantasy VII mythos. Without any spoilers:

"the way his story weaves into the fates of characters like Cloud, Aerith, Tifa and Sephiroth will leave a lasting impression."

And once again, this is a prequel - meaning you don't have to have any existing knowledge of Final Fantasy VII. In saying this, the original version of VII is available to download from the Switch eShop.

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion
Image: Square Enix

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