Final Fantasy 7 Remake mod gives Cloud a keytar sword

Cloud with a keytar
(Image credit: The Eradicator)

Final Fantasy 7 Remake has been a gift to modders, who have so far been responsible for such masterpieces as low-poly dress Cloud, clown makeup Sephiroth, and several nude mods I leave interested readers to discover for themselves. Now, a modder known as The Eradicator has truly created the pièce de résistance, with a mod that replaces Cloud's buster sword or ironblade with a 1987 Yamaha SHS-10 shoulder keyboard.

Cloud with a keytar is one of those things I didn't know I wanted until I saw it, but now that I have it just looks so right. The Eradicator has done fine work modeling the keyboard's details, and the digital readout even changes color to match the materia you have equipped in the sword's first slot. 

The mod comes in three different versions for each of the two swords it can replace, depending whether you want it to have a plain, unadorned back, a selection of random stickers, or some specifically Final Fantasy 7-themed stickers including one with Aerith's iconic quote from the original game's shonky English translation, "This guy are sick."

To install this you'll need to make a ~mods folder inside your FFVIIRemakeIntergrade/End/Content/Paks directory, then paste whichever of the .pak files you choose to download inside it. While you're at it, check out FFVIIHook to enable the developer console, and some more of the best Final Fantasy 7 Remake mods.

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, Five Out of Ten Magazine, and, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.