After exciting its fans with a brand new trailer of the “Final Fantasy VII” remake during the PlayStation Experience, developer and publisher Square Enix announced that the remastered port of the original game is now available on the PS4. This FFVII port is essentially the version that came out on PC which features sharper textures, but also has new trophies up for grabs.

The Verge stated that the game’s regular price is at US$15.99, but is currently on sale for US$10.87. This sale period will last till next week, so fans who want to witness the original version of the classic role-playing game (RPG) should get it while it’s discounted.

Fans who bought the classic version on the PS3 should know that there are a few differences from that version and the one currently available on PS4, like the inclusion of trophies and the fact that it runs on a higher resolution. There are about 32 trophies that can be earned in the game. Some are part of the main story, while others can only be achieved through grinding and even dying.

An enhanced version of the original game is also available on iOS, according to IGN. The mobile version of the classic RPG utilizes touch-screen controls, with graphics similar to the PC and PS4 version.

Those who get the port will get a free static theme of Cloud Strife from the "Final Fantasy VII" remake. It's not yet known if the theme will be available to those who are not interested in getting the port.

Judging from people’s reaction on this “Final Fantasy VII” remake, it’s clear that this version is arguably the most popular “Final Fantasy” game out right now. The game is essentially a franchise after having a movie adaptation called “Advent Children,” spinoff games like “Crisis Core” on PSP, among others.

In fact, a clamor for a remake has been going on for quite some time now. This is likely due to the fact that remakes and reboots are all the rage these days to appease the public nostalgia for old comics, movies, and TV series.

People in Square Enix has expressed continuing interest in remaking other “Final Fantasy” games, so it will be interesting to see classic titles like “Final Fantasy VIII” or “Final Fantasy IX” get the the same treatment. This will likely happen depending on the success of the FFVII, though reaction to the two trailers released have been very positive so far.

Final Fantasy VII - PlayStation Experience Trailer | PS4 (Credit: YouTube/PlayStation)

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