For Mother’s Day 2022, the Japanese FFVII Remake Twitter account decided to pay tribute to Cloud Strife’s mom Claudia with concept art and screenshots. In addition to the design document highlighting her design, there are a number of in-game glimpses at her. One of them even shows her appearance in the original game, which was a brief cameo and didn’t involve a closer look at her face.
First, here’s the concept art showing off how Claudia Strife would look. She’s wearing a simple pink dress and apron. The additional details show how it would look from the back and she would tie it.
Next are the FFVII Remake screenshots showing how that concept art are reflected in Cloud’s mom Claudia’s in-game look. While her full outfit isn’t shown from the front, we can see how her face resembles him and the hairstyle, as well as how the apron looks from the back.
Finally, there is the screenshot from FFVII showing Cloud’s mom and him in a flashback. While it isn’t as detailed, she still has a similar hairstyle and sort of outfit.
Square Enix often uses the Japanese account for the game to share concept art and compare them to in-game screenshots. For example, past updates looked at the boss Eligor and looked at the Wall Market Materia Shop.
Final Fantasy VII Remake is available for the PS4, while FFVII Remake Intergrade is out on the PS5 and PC.