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Tokiko
08-04-2004, 06:25 AM
<b>Official, stickied Before Crisis information thread, seeing as questions about the game pop up every now and then, but the thread disappear quickly afterwards.
New information will be added, feel free to comment or ask questions, but don't overdo it, because this is meant to be a collection of information, and I don't want to see chatting in here. :)</b>

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<b>Cell-phone game.</b>

Before Crisis is a prequel to FF7, taking place six years before the original game.
You play as either a female or a male member of the Turks, both new characters who had no part in FF7.

The game is to be released in September <b>in Japan</b>. A release elsewhere hasn't been announced yet.

In this context, you can keep in mind that Square Enix has started releasing some of their cell-phone games in Europe, so it is not <i>totally</i> unlikely that Before Crisis will make its way there.
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Dot Centaur
08-10-2004, 09:23 PM
Is it true the prequal will only be on a cell phone?

If so then has the price for the SquarEnix mobile phone been announced on it?

Gast
08-11-2004, 05:27 AM
yeah, by the company SquareMobile. And it says don't chat in here so don't!

Sjel
08-11-2004, 05:52 PM
official Before Crisis website:

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looks really good!
seems like there are 8 characters, but i don't know if they are all playable...

can someone translate the japanese texts?

Kirgar
08-21-2004, 09:47 PM
Well, this seems a little dead =X So here's some things that I know about BC: It will likely be released in the U.S. sometime, based on some trademarks S.E. has registered here for Before Crisis and Dawn of Souls.

The Japanese phone being used for BC is the p900iv, which is the same phone that Cloud will be using in the Advent Children movie.

The magic system in Before Crisis will be quite unique, utilizing the phone's picture capabilities for materia. From a translation from vJump magazine: (from adventchildren.net)
Pictures you take with the phone's camera are turned into Materia, with different magic depending on each picture. If you don't equip Materia it'll have an effect on your magic and attacks.



Man, just for the materia system alone I think I'd want to try this game out.

Dot Centaur
08-22-2004, 01:17 AM
Is this the cell phone they'll have it on right here?

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Kirgar
08-22-2004, 09:09 AM
Yeah, that looks like the one. The screen can be flipped around and onto the back of the cell phone for easier carrying. The camera lens thing is on the other side, opposite the record button.

Gast
08-23-2004, 10:08 AM
I found another picture of the phone:

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Cloud_Dmar
08-31-2004, 06:55 PM
Ok. I have a quick question for anyone out there.

Does anyone know if Cloud and Zack are going to be in the game? I saw the pics. Love the poster. I read all that I could about the game so far but kinda curious if there is a site with more. Or maybe the same sites just where my blind illiterate a** might find it.

Kirgar
08-31-2004, 07:38 PM
To my knowledge, I think characters from FF7 will appear in BC as "summons" where they come in and do something for you. Don't ask me for a source, I can't really remember where I read that, but you can find a picture of Sephiroth being "summoned" somewhere, though it might be a scripted sequence.

Cloud_Dmar
08-31-2004, 07:49 PM
Sounds Interesting. Dont know if that will work to well. But with my experience the only thing that Square has not done well is FF X-2. (My Opinion) Ok. Thanks for that tid bit of info.

Also does anyone know where to find some cool Before Crisis Pics. I only got the logo and the only wallpaper I think is out there.

rotex
09-03-2004, 06:09 PM
wow thats a nice fucking phone wonder how much it cost

cross-dark-fire
09-04-2004, 03:33 AM
have any of you heard of the new materia system you take a photo with the phone and then you can use it as a materia (don't know the details sorry)

borrowedtimeonthemoon
09-13-2004, 08:41 PM
I noticed that the picture of the "male and female characters, both who had no part in ff7" looked remarkably like Elena and Reno. Judging by their hair and the male's rod. I'm getting this from that second picture that shows them with their backs to one another. Also, I would speculate that you'd meet those characters like zach and cloud during the game randomly. It wouldnt surprise me, considering that Zach is in SOLDIER and Cloud is a Shinra soldier, and Sephiroth is in SOLDIER, too.. And so they'd all have connections because they all work for Shinra.

TheKungFool
09-23-2004, 04:26 PM
That site looks good. I really hope that they translate it into english. I'd love to see what it says.

Zone
09-25-2004, 08:33 PM
Dangit! I wish that FOMA P900iV phone would come out in the USA...

But sadly, Ive heard news that BC will only be brought through the FOMA N900iG which is ugly compared to the other phone.

Dot Centaur
09-30-2004, 01:06 PM
Here are some nice screenshots of the game perhaps;


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11 squall
10-01-2004, 04:38 PM
some 1 elce told me to poast here so please dont compalne. im looking for a better picture of ... this picture. if eny 1 could help that would b cool.it wont let me atache the picture so youll have to go here to my closed thred.

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thanks

sephiroth9013
10-07-2004, 10:37 AM
bad news for people in the U.S wanting to play BC. It is know longer coming out in the U.S according to G4 techtv at the tokyo game show.

Gast
10-10-2004, 05:19 AM
Doesn't look like its coming out in Europe for ages either....

Dot Centaur
10-10-2004, 10:19 AM
bad news for people in the U.S wanting to play BC. It is know longer coming out in the U.S according to G4 techtv at the tokyo game show.

But do you mean never ever it isn't going to be released in America? That stinks >:O :mad: .

Tokiko
10-10-2004, 10:54 AM
Has there ever been an official statement concerning the release of BC? O_o I don't remember reading one.

jiro
10-10-2004, 06:38 PM
Heh the game looks pretty good but how long is the game play? since it is going to be a mobile type of game

sephiroth9013
10-20-2004, 12:13 PM
But do you mean never ever it isn't going to be released in America? That stinks >:O :mad: .

yeah it really sucks that it isnt coming out in the U.S. i really want to play it.

Kemtach2999
11-13-2004, 06:26 PM
Looking at the screenshot here

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it seems all the Turks are there ( including Vincent) Cloud, Zack and Sephiroth are also clearly present but who the others are I dont know...

Holy Knight Sesshomaru
11-20-2004, 03:28 PM
This stupid BC game is the reason why Advent Children keeps getting delayed.

BizarroSephiroth
12-16-2004, 08:49 PM
this is gonna be an okay game, not good for people without cellphones.

SlavicWolfram
01-15-2005, 09:42 AM
Yea, I see Sephiroth, Cloud, and Zack with thier swords ready for battle in the pic

blitzking99
01-28-2005, 08:08 PM
y do they keep saying all these good games are coming out and they never come to the US. its really annoying

sephiroth9013
02-09-2005, 03:08 PM
sorry people but there isn't the greatest chance this game is coming out in the U.S(but there is a little light of hope there still)

Gast
02-13-2005, 05:50 AM
this is gonna be an okay game, not good for people without cellphones.

Precisely.

Cloud20747
02-24-2005, 08:42 PM
Actually I think the Blond Chick is Elena!

*#YunasWill#*
09-21-2005, 12:59 AM
that pic, cloud has a gun?

FF1WithAllThieves
10-04-2005, 04:08 PM
Actually I think the Blond Chick is Elena!

It can't be. Remember, Elena doesn't become a Turk until DURING FFVII. "Thanks to what you did to Reno, we're short-handed. But it's because of that that I got promoted to the Turks."

taytyn
10-05-2005, 10:27 PM
Originally Posted by *#YunasWill#*
that pic, cloud has a gun?

he was never in Soldier he was just an MP
he took Zacks sword when zack got killed

Bacho
07-04-2006, 07:53 PM
Here are some nice screenshots of the game perhaps;


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LOOKS PRETTY GOOD :p

Bacho
07-04-2006, 07:56 PM
y do they keep saying all these good games are coming out and they never come to the US. its really annoying
BECAUSE WE LIKE IT IF U DONT GET OUT FOURUM :rolleyes:

LingLing
07-07-2006, 04:47 AM
it's soo stupid how it's only for cell phones! i mean come on they could at least made it for gameboy or something better! i dont think many people will buy a expensive phone just to play the game... well i guess some people would... -_-... hehe oh and plus... the screen is soo tiny... >_<

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Zudrani
09-29-2006, 03:26 PM
I have two questions:
does it only work on one special phone? (I have Nokia N93)
where can I buy the game?

Mrs. Sephiroth
10-10-2006, 03:59 AM
I'm not sure if it'll be available to Nokia phones...

NorseFTX
10-12-2006, 05:31 PM
The game requires a certain type of phone...it has to at least have the ability to take pictures--
One of the ways you get Materia in the game is by taking pictures of something that's the right color of the materia...

Strydar
11-05-2006, 07:52 AM
BC does sound pretty cool, shame its just for phones those :(

Nightmarix,OXIII#0
12-31-2006, 09:20 PM
Ok. I have a quick question for anyone out there.

Does anyone know if Cloud and Zack are going to be in the game? I saw the pics. Love the poster. I read all that I could about the game so far but kinda curious if there is a site with more. Or maybe the same sites just where my blind illiterate a** might find it.

trust me i saw aerith, president shinra rufus and some other ppl, they'll definitely be in even if cloud makes a small appearance

Nightmarix,OXIII#0
12-31-2006, 09:21 PM
it's soo stupid how it's only for cell phones! i mean come on they could at least made it for gameboy or something better! i dont think many people will buy a expensive phone just to play the game... well i guess some people would... -_-... hehe oh and plus... the screen is soo tiny... >_<

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just like the Doc thingy for the phone!

GT_Stevo
01-06-2007, 07:31 AM
Some people are (or may have already completed) an emulated, translated, and downloadable copy of FFVII:BC for your computer.

You're not alone in your thoughts... I, for one, think that buying a cell phone for games is ridiculous. I use a phone to talk, and I use a gameboy to play games... >_>

If I ever find a link to it again, I'll post it on here.

the_apocalypse
05-01-2007, 09:14 PM
the link would be greatly appreciated, once i hav got my grubby little hands on it i will find a way to liberate it... if nobody else has done it so far.

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Necros
06-17-2007, 06:13 AM
i'd really like to see this game out, but seems it's pretty much a dead project. silly squaresoft. =(

willfinalfantasy7fan
07-08-2007, 03:58 PM
thats square enix, necros.

exclusivity sucks, although theres not much one can do but complain about a japanese company releasing a game exclusively for their japanese fanbase, and using the phone format. and complaining about a company favouring their local fanbase is ridiculous.

GT_Stevo
07-10-2007, 11:59 AM
I cannot find the link to the translation anywhere at the moment, but I do know that it is out there somewhere. As large of a fan base as FF7 is, one can almost guarantee that there is a translation floating about somewhere.

What I did discover was that the Before Crisis game utilizes the camera phone (as read here ([Only registered and activated users can see links]) in the second paragraph) and because of this feature, it probably won't be converted for PC usage.

willfinalfantasy7fan
07-10-2007, 01:41 PM
I cannot find the link to the translation anywhere at the moment, but I do know that it is out there somewhere. As large of a fan base as FF7 is, one can almost guarantee that there is a translation floating about somewhere.

What I did discover was that the Before Crisis game utilizes the camera phone (as read here ([Only registered and activated users can see links]) in the second paragraph) and because of this feature, it probably won't be converted for PC usage.

even worse :(

ThisIsMe2
08-15-2007, 04:55 PM
If this game releases I want a Cloudy Black DoCoMo thing phone included, otherwise I'm not interested.

ZerŲ
10-05-2007, 11:41 AM
it's soo stupid how it's only for cell phones! i mean come on they could at least made it for gameboy or something better! i dont think many people will buy a expensive phone just to play the game... well i guess some people would... -_-... hehe oh and plus... the screen is soo tiny... >_<

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Agree.. Make a prequell of a great game ever for Celphone??????... and PSP??????... WTF!!!! they are crazy men... only want to stole money... plus te poor graphic...
This is a stole on our faces! accept it..
And yeah.. the DC release to PS2 a FPS game... can you believe???
Im very angry about the decisions of Square Enix... no more good news since Playstation 1

the_apocalypse
10-06-2007, 01:42 PM
this thread is ancient so heres an update, the NTT Docomo p900 phone is outdated hence on ebay for a few quid, so now u can get your very own for as little as $10 (or as much as a gazilion as ebay goes) i think the game cost more than the phone now.

and yeah like most Docomo phones the p900 is locked to the Docomo network so you wont be able to use it for much else, but i think you could turn it on just to play the game...

Denny
10-06-2007, 01:47 PM
Interesting.

All the reason for them to at least port it to the PSP in my opinion.

Thanks for the info.

willfinalfantasy7fan
10-06-2007, 03:35 PM
in english.