In gaming, Tifa’s chest is… well… legendary. So when E3 2019 rolled in and revealed that it reduced in size a bit, fans were outraged to say the least. And after E3, Tetsuya Nomura finally addressed this “Tifa chest nerf” debacle as he sat down for an interview with Japanese gaming magazine, Famitsu.

Nomura said that they nerfed Tifa’s chest due to a decision made by Square Enix’s “Ethics department”. He also said that it was necessary to restrict her chest for age rating reasons. Yes folks, this isn’t to conform to any western ideals, but more to make the game more accessible for younger players. And as ridiculous as it might seem, large breasts can actually make the age rating for the game much higher for things like the CERO, ESRB, PEGI, etc.

The director also stated that they redesigned her to suit her purpose as a Fighter more. He explained in the interview that she needed a more muscular and athletic build to suit her hand-to-hand fighter character more.

Tetsuya Nomura also mentioned a lot of things are coming back from the original game as well, including the Honeybee Inn. This means we might get to see “Trap Cloud” or “Crossdressing Cloud” in the remake after all!

Final Fantasy VII REMAKE will be released exclusively for the PlayStation 4 on March 3, 2020.

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