Square Enix Gives Intimate Look at Final Fantasy 7 Remake's Wall Market

Wall Market and the Honeybee Inn get a lot bigger and better in Final Fantasy 7 Remake.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake launches April 10 for PlayStation 4, and Square Enix shows no signs of slowing down the information drip until then. Today, we're getting an up close and personal look at Wall Market in the upcoming remake, including some new characters and some new battle information.

Wall Market plays home to Midgar's full and vibrant red-light district. Shinra — the major corporation and de facto ruler of Midgar — has no power here; instead, seedy playboy Don Corneo lords it over the pimps and waifs as Wall Market's ruler.

It's the site of some memorable scenes in the original Final Fantasy 7, and it looks like Wall Market is getting the expansion treatment it deserves.

Don Corneo himself plays a bigger role, and he's got accomplices this time. The dead-eyed Leslie Kyle is Don Corneo's right-hand man, while Madam M (pictured at the top of the post) runs a hand-massage parlor in the Market. There's also the rootin' tootin' Chocobo wrangler called Chocobo Sam, who runs a delivery service in the area.

Despite their disparate occupations, these three all help vet potential candidates for the dubious honor of being "Mrs. Corneo." That includes Tifa and Aerith at one point, as well as Cloud in his lil' pig-tails.

Don Corneo in Final Fantasy 7 Remake's Wall Market.

Naturally, they have to look their best. So the trio heads to the Honeybee Inn, a dance hall featuring the loveliest ladies and dapper gents around — plus "special" rooms for discerning clients. We actually get to see who's in charge here, too: Andrea Rhodea, Cloud's dance partner in the FF7 Remake theme song trailer.

Each character gets multiple costumes to choose from in FF7 Remake, instead of the default one from the original. There's also a Coliseum that Don Corneo runs, where you can test your mettle against humans and monsters when you aren't getting dolled up for the Don.

The blog post covers Barret's fighting style as well, though you likely already know that from playing the Final Fantasy 7 Remake demo. Of greater interest is the fact that Enemy Skill Material makes a comeback. It lets your character act as a Blue Mage of sorts, learning certain enemy skills in battle.

Last is another summon Materia: Leviathan. Unlike others detailed in the past, Leviathan isn't a DLC summon. It's a non-elemental summon you'll encounter over the course of a regular playthrough, complete with flashy and powerful moves.

The full post is on the official Square Enix website.

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Final Fantasy 7 Remake news as it develops, and be sure to check out our FF7 R impressions if you haven't already.

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Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.

Published Mar. 16th 2020

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