The Final Fantasy 7 Remake will have a ‘modern’ take on cross-dressing.
Square Enix has announced details of the eagerly awaited revisit of the classic game.
The new remake will be out in March 2020.
Unlike the original, gamers will only be exploring Midgar in the first instalment of the game.
One mission gamers can’t wait to play is the somewhat controversial ‘cross-dressing mission’.
Final Fantasy 7 will have a ‘modern’ take on cross-dressing
In the original, Cloud – a goth with a big sword – acquires a dress, a wig and other accessories to disguise himself as a girl.
He is trying to do so to help protect friend Tifa who has been stolen into Don Corneo’s mansion – a brothel.
But in the remake, it turns out Cloud’s visit to the Honey Bee Inn will play out a little differently.
In the latest issue of Famitsu, translated by Gematsu, director Testuya Nomura says the scene will be in the game, but changed.
‘The Honey Bee Inn cross-dressing event is still in,’ he said.
‘We’ve made it more modern. If we made the facility like we did in the original game, the physical unease would be staggering, so that was no good…’
Many are suspecting you might not get coded muscle gays in thongs ‘playing’ with Cloud. But there are also some that are just happy the scene is being used at all.
Trans fan reacts
One trans fan reacted to the news.
‘I’m a trans woman myself and the scene always bothered me,’ she said.
‘It’s not really quiet as bad a lot of other similar bad jokes like that because nobody really finds it weird but Cloud.
‘Though I do feel like there’s a simple thing they could that I think would improve the scene dramatically and get rid of any gripes: if you can keep the dress and make cloud wear it whenever you feel like.
‘I don’t think Squenix would do it. But there’s a lot this would do.
‘First, if you don’t care, it changes nothing because it’s an option.
‘Second, the game would send a message that after all the jokes that it doesn’t actually mean any disrespect.
‘And third, it completely contextualizes the joke if you can decide that Cloud actually liked wearing all along. A̶l̶s̶o̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶d̶r̶e̶s̶s̶ ̶i̶s̶ ̶c̶u̶t̶e̶ ̶s̶o̶ ̶I̶ ̶w̶a̶n̶n̶a̶ ̶k̶e̶e̶p̶ ̶w̶e̶a̶r̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶i̶t̶.’