SALT LAKE CITY — “Final Fantasy VII” is out now for the Nintendo Switch.
The “Final Fantasy” game, which was created in 1995, will be the first “Final Fantasy VII” game that has ever come to the Nintendo console, according to Kotaku.
“Final Fantasy VII” helped lift Sony into stardom, creating a competitor for Nintendo.
The game’s description reads: “The world has fallen under the dominion of the Shinra Electric Power Company, a sinister corporation that has monopolized the planet's very life force as Mako energy.
- “In the urban megalopolis of Midgar, an anti-Shinra rebel group calling themselves Avalanche have stepped up their campaign of resistance.
- “Cloud Strife, a former member of Shinra's elite SOLDIER unit now turned mercenary, lends his aid to the rebels, unaware that he will be drawn into an epic battle for the fate of the planet, while having to come to terms with his own lost past.”
History: The “Final Fantasy” franchise was once a Nintendo darling. The role-playing video game started on the Nintendo Entertainment System and then became a member of the Super Nintendo.
Everything changed when the Nintendo 64 chose to stick with cartridges instead of CD-Roms, which distanced the games.
- "Talks with platform-holders has been going on. The fundamental philosophy with Final Fantasy XIV is we want it on labels with cross-platform play with any devices, hardware possible. So as long as the regulations with the counterpart hardware companies ... we can actually pass that, then the possibility, the chance is quite high (of Final Fantasy XIV coming to Xbox and Nintendo systems).
- "So we are talking with Nintendo, Microsoft and Google, of course; we cannot say anything at the moment because we are still in negotiations, but once we have details we can make an announcement; we can bring the news to everyone. We are currently negotiating will all those platforms."