Demo Secrets and Easter Eggs
Final Fantasy VII Remake’s Demo is out now on the PlayStation Store and while it’s only the first hour of the game it’s jam packed with action and some clever Easter Eggs, references, and fourth-wall breaking nods. Here are just a few of our favorites.
Secret Demo Ending
Set the timer at the end of the demo to 20 minutes to get a special glimpse of a certain someone.
- See How to get the demo secret ending for more details!
Nod to Crisis Core
In-game products and ads often lead to a bit of amusement and FFVII Remake’s demo is no exception. After taking out the Security Guards before the turnstile you’re free to check out the vending machines and posters on the walls. There, you’ll spot an ad for Banora White apple juice. This is a reference to the Banora White apples found in Banora Village in Crisis Core, the PSP prequel to Final Fantasy VII.
A Reason for Cloud’s Spiky Hair
Speaking of ads, this Hair Tonic poster surely must be a nod to Cloud’s iconic hairdo. While it’s known as being “Ideal Scalp Care” people are definitely buying it for the “astonishingly radiant & spiky hair!” the product boasts. After all, “looks are what people notice first.”
Singing Victory Fanfare
Everyone knows the classic Final Fantasy fanfare that plays after every battle, but because Final Fantasy 7 Remake’s battles don’t exactly have clear “endings,” we miss out on the nostalgic tune. Enter Barret – he’ll sing the theme himself with a terrible singing voice after battle sometimes. Since we’ve only been able to party with him in the Demo, we’re hoping multiple party members will offer up this service so we can hear a potentially pleasant rendition of this sign of victory.
Destroying boxes with the Shinra logo will get you potions to restore HP and Mako Shards that restore MP (needed to cast spells). But sometimes you’ll also find Moogle Medals. Stored in your inventory under Key Items Moogle Medals are simply described as “a popular item among collectors” but they’re most recognizable as what you sell in Kingdom Hearts to make a bit more Munny. Their function in FFVII Remake is still a mystery.
Cloud’s Unique Ability Stance
Every character has a unique ability that you can activate by pressing triangle. Cloud can shift between his balanced Operator Mode and his slower but more powerful Punisher Mode.In Operator mode his stance resembles Zack Fair’s while in Punisher Mode his sword is elevated and pointed downward, resembling Sephiroth.
This doesn’t mean much to newcomers but returning fans may appreciate this bit of foreshadowing when it comes to Cloud’s ominous backstory.
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