Insights into Madame M’s massage parlor and Materia shop

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Square Enix bridges time until the sequel of Final Fantasy VII Remake on the Japanese Twitter account with beautiful works of art and interesting facts. This time it’s about the Materia Shop in Wallmarkt!

Square Enix presents two artworks from the Materia Shop from the making of the game, along with an in-game screenshot of the remake and a screenshot of the Materia Shop from the original.

The artworks show a cozy atmosphere with candles, warm light and many pots. Instead of a sales counter there is a mat on which the cash register stands. There is also a television, which is ultimately placed a little more prominently in the game.

All pretty close to the original, right? This is especially true for the individual seller. You get the impression that this is not just Materia. The seller lies chilled on his mat and offers his goods for sale.

in the Final Fantasy VII Remake Material Ultimania* says co-director Motomu Toriyama personally: “The equipment store owner looks pretty cool lying on his side. It makes his character unmistakable.”

Toriyama and the developers comment in the Final Fantasy VII Remake Material Ultimania* Incidentally, also other buildings and shops of the Wallmarkt. In Madame M’s massage parlor, for example, we learn from environmental artist Mizushi Sugawara that the Japanese characters at the entrance are ambiguous.

“The store’s Japanese name has two meanings: ‘to massage with hands’ and ‘fold hands in thanks or apology,’” explains Sugawara. The makers of the book also look at the boutique, the item shop and the bar afterwards.

Do you want more artworks and facts? So far, Square Enix has covered the restrooms at Shinra’s headquarters, the taste of Chocobo popcorn, and the cost of a LOVELESS ticket, among other things. It also has a legendary boss dedicated to it, just like Tifa and her shorts. Finally, Mako’s offer in remote areas was examined.

Artwork: Final Fantasy VII Remake, © 1997, 2020 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD† All rights reserved. CHARACTER DESIGN: TETSUYA NOMURA / ROBERTO FERRARI. ILLUSTRATION OF THE LOGO: ©1997 YOSHITAKA AMANO

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