Square Enix has announced that it will be shipping Final Fantasy VII Remake to Europe and Australia “far earlier” than it originally intended due to the COVID-10 outbreak. The company believes these regions are two of the hardest hit, so it’s taking the preemptive move to ensure that all fans get to enjoy the game on its April 10 release date.
“As a result, there is a greater chance that some of you in these regions will now get a copy of the game prior to the worldwide release date of April 10,” the company explained. “For other western regions, including the Americas, copies will be shipped this week and we feel optimistic that most of you will receive the game for launch day. However, due to the challenging situation we cannot provide delivery dates for each country and each retailer.”
An important message from the #FinalFantasy VII Remake development team. #FF7R pic.twitter.com/UwBMNaIaXX— FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE (@finalfantasyvii) March 30, 2020
Square Enix has also warned early recipients not to spoil the game for anyone. While Final Fantasy VII is now 23 years old, the developer claims that the remake has plenty of surprises in store, even for veteran fans.
“If you get the game early, please think of others and don’t spoil it for them,” it pleaded. “We know there are potential spoilers that have been out there for over two decades as the original FINAL FANTASY VII was released in 1997. But FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE is a new game that still has many surprises for everyone. All our fans and players deserve to experience the game for themselves, and we ask for the support of our dedicated community around the world to ensure that.”