Watch Final Fantasy VII Remake’s gorgeous new opening movie

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We’ve seen plenty of trailers for the upcoming Final Fantasy VII Remake already, but the latest shows something particularly exciting: the very first moments of the game. Today, Square Enix released a five-minute “opening movie,” which is a blend of new elements and powerful nostalgia.

The clip opens with a detailed look at the revamped Midgar, FFVII’s dark, gritty metropolis. Here, it looks like a vibrant, living place, complete with construction workers going about their jobs and kids speeding across the streets on their bikes. It gives a good sense of how much work went into rebuilding the PlayStation classic, which originally launched in 1997. From there, things get more familiar, with the flower girl Aerith on a busy street at…

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