Final Fantasy VII Remake modified the dance scene for fear of age rating

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Final Fantasy VII Remake is one of the most remembered video games of 2020 not only for being the remake of one of the most influential works in the history of the medium, but also for a series of iconic moments that remain in the memory of fans. The famous dance scene in the Honeybee Inn It was going to be initially different from how we finally saw it on the screen, the co-director has acknowledged Motomu Toriyama in an interview published on the official Square Enix portal.

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The creative process of an unforgettable scene from Final Fantasy VII Remake

In the first place, it explains how that scene came to be on a strictly creative level; a dance that did not leave anyone indifferent. It was divided into five great acts: “First, we decided on the general structure of the scene, which consisted of the opening show, the three phases of the dance contest, and finally the final scene. In addition, we elaborated a general scheme for each part and its duration ”, Toriyama begins detailing.

What we did not know, until now, is that since Square Enix the idea of ​​including a pole-dancing bar, something more linked to the adult public and more complex to justify within the PEGI 16 and equivalents; that is, on the border between a video game for minors or only for adults. Mitsuto Suzuki, composer of the work, came to travel to Roppongi, Japan, to develop that inspiration. They finally discarded it.

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“For this scene, we commission a team of professional dancers to perform burlesque shows and choreographies. They proposed to change the concept and the choreography for each section of the dance contest ”, testifies the creative. “So much so that we made several recordings and corrections when recording the scene. Initially, for example, we include a pole dancing scene, which meant that filming began on an elaborate set. We decided to delete that part because of the impact on the rating!“, recognize.

The commitment to assume would have been to turn Final Fantasy VII Remake into a PEGI 18 video game or equivalent in the rest of the markets.

Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade, ya disponible en PlayStation 5

All in all, Final Fantasy VII Remake is available on PS4 as a temporary exclusive; same as the recent Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade for PS5, free update for original buyers (except PS Plus version). Those who buy the Intergrade version of PS5 as standard also receive the InterMISSION DLC, the additional episode starring Yuffie. The rest you can buy separately.

Source | Square Enix


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