Final Fantasy 7 Remake Shares Best Look Yet at New SOLDIER Character

Developer and publisher Square Enix has released a bunch of new art and screenshots from the upcoming Final Fantasy VII Remake. These range from classic characters in new key art like Tifa to Sephiroth to new renders of characters like President Shinra and Heidegger. But what is most notable, perhaps, is the best look yet at an entirely new character: Roche.

If you've been following along with the news about Final Fantasy VII Remake, you've probably seen Roche before, though he was not named at the time. He and his bike featured in trailers previously, and now we know that he's a 3rd Class SOLDIER and something of a rebellious lover of all things fast. It's unclear how, exactly, he will play into the game, but it sounds like he'll be a boss or repeat antagonist.

You can check out a new render of Roche below:

Here's how Square Enix describes Roche in a new post on its official website:

"This 3-C SOLDIER turned rebel is also known as Speed Demon.

"He loves bikes, speed and anyone who can give him a challenge. His comrades, however, find him annoying - he constantly squeals his rear tire and makes them choke on fumes of burnt rubber."

What do you think of what we've seen of the game so far? What are you most excited to learn more about as release looms ever closer for Final Fantasy VII Remake? Let us know in the comments, or hit me up directly on Twitter at @rollinbishop to talk all things gaming!


Final Fantasy VII Remake is scheduled to launch on March 3, 2020 for PlayStation 4. Its timed exclusivity is set to end on March 3, 2021. It's currently unclear exactly how many games the Final Fantasy VII Remake will be comprised of, as it's known that it will be releasing in distinct chunks. You can check out all of our previous coverage of the title right here.