Today we’re giving you a glimpse at three special #FinalFantasy VII Remake DLC summons.
Take a look at Chocobo Chick, Carbuncle & Cactuar in battle!
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First up is Chocobo Chick, who’s definitely not just a tiny version of the classic ChocoMog summon. Instead, the tiny bird flies around Cloud and casts magic spells at its target. It’s a cute little addition, but certainly doesn’t seem to be the tide-turner that many summons are.
Carbuncle is undoubtedly the cutest of the trio, and – as is tradition for the summon – casts Reflect on the whole party in order to protect characters from magical damage.
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Finally there’s Cactuar, who once again brings the 1,000 Needles attack to the battlefield. As summons in Final Fantasy 7 Remake don’t just cast their signature move and then leave the fight, Cactuar can also be seen doing a much wider, 360-degree attack. Cloud is shown to defend with the Buster Sword when this attack is being used, so it seems that perhaps Cactuar doesn’t distinguish between friend and foe.
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All three summons are new for the remake, and were not available in the original game. They are available through a variety of purchase-based means; Chocobo Chick is a pre-order bonus, Carbuncle comes with the Digital Deluxe or 1st Class edition, and Cactuar is available with any purchase of a deluxe edition.
In other FF7 Remake news, it appears this beefy new interpretation of the classic RPG will be over 100GB. It’s got a fancy new opening movie, too, and you can see how it compares to the original in our video below. If you’ve never played the original, catch up with episode 1 and episode 2 of our Never Played Final Fantasy 7 let’s play series.
Matt Purslow is IGN’s UK News and Entertainment Writer. You can follow him on Twitter.