How to get all DLC summons in Final Fantasy VII Remake

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It’s time to grab your Buster Sword and organise your Materia, because Final Fantasy VII Remake is taking us back to Midgar this April.

In the classic original game – which is still well worth playing if you can’t wait for the remake – summons were mythical beasts that could be called upon to aid you and your allies in battle. The system remains in place for Square Enix’s gorgeous remake, with the range of summons running from the adorable Choco-Mog to the fearsome Knights of the Round.

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It’s time to grab your Buster Sword and organise your Materia, because Final Fantasy VII Remake is taking us back to Midgar this April.

In the classic original game – which is still well worth playing if you can’t wait for the remake – summons were mythical beasts that could be called upon to aid you and your allies in battle. The system remains in place for Square Enix’s gorgeous remake, with the range of summons running from the adorable Choco-Mog to the fearsome Knights of the Round.

Like all battle abilities, summons were tied to unique pieces of Materia that were hidden throughout the world. As with other Materia, summons could also be levelled up through use, to increase their power and sometimes unlock new moves.

We’ve already got glimpses at several summons from the remake, including the aforementioned Choco-Mog, ice-queen Shiva, and fiery beast Ifrit. There are also three bonus summons – Chocobo Chick, Cactuar, and Carbuncle.

All three of these friendly beasts are new to the remake, although fans will probably recognise them from other games (Carbuncle most recently appeared in Final Fantasy XV, albeit without that oversized head). Here’s how to get every bonus summon in Final Fantasy VII Remake.

Chocobo Chick

This adorable hatchling appears in battle to assist you with some powerful magic attacks. You can nab the Chocobo Chick summon Materia by pre-ordering any edition of Final Fantasy VII Remake.

Cactuar

Cactuar will be a familiar, and possibly dreaded sight to all Final Fantasy fans. This spiky creature usually appears as an enemy that can wreck your party’s HP with his 1,000 Needles attack. Thankfully, in the remake, his piercing rage will be directed towards your enemies. Cactuar appears to have two attacks, one resembling its traditional needle barrage, hitting enemies multiple times for moderate damage. The other is a burst attack that can stagger enemies. You can get the Cactuar summon by picking up the GAME UK Retail Exclusive Deluxe Edition of Final Fantasy VII Remake. And yep, pre-ordering will get you the Chocobo Chick too.

Carbuncle

This fluffy pup is a new addition to the Final Fantasy VII universe. Call him in during battle, and he can conjure a protective barrier around your party and use magic to heal their wounds. You’ll need to grab the Digital Deluxe Edition to get your paws on this canine companion, so if your PSN wallet is looking a little empty, make sure to top up on credit first.

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