The Final Fantasy VII 25th Anniversary Celebration livestream closed with a look at the highly-anticipated next chapter in the Final Fantasy VII Remake series. Square Enix revealed the first look trailer for Final Fantasy VII Rebirth.
After departing Midgar in Final Fantasy VII Remake, Cloud, Barrett, Aerith, Tifa, and Red XIII are set to explore the vast world of Gaia in Final Fantasy VII Rebirth. In the First Look trailer, it appears as if Cloud is walking in tandem with Sephiroth. Could this be a flashback to when Sephiroth turned? Or could this be something entirely new that fans haven’t experienced. The whole trailer seemed to lean in on the theme of not knowing what’s real and what’s fact that Remake introduced.
Additionally, Producer Yoshinori Kitase revealed that the entire remake of Final Fantasy VII will be broken up into 3 parts. The first part was Final Fantasy VII Remake. The newly-introduced second part is now known as Final Fantasy VII Rebirth. The third was not yet announced.
It’ll be interesting to see where this second part ends. There are a few places it could end, but if it’s staying with the original storyline it feels like it can only end with Aerith’s big moment. However, the developers seem to keep teasing that maybe it could change, but even that idea could be one big swerve.
Here’s what Creative Director Tetsuya Nomura, Director Naoki Hamaguchi, and Producer Yoshinori Kitase had to say about the reveal:
Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is set to release Next Winter exclusively on PlayStation 5. It is worth noting that they didn’t specify Winter of 2023 or Winter of 2024. So, stay tuned.
The first game, Final Fantasy VII Remake, is available now on PS4/PS5 and PC via the Epic Games Store. It releases on Steam tomorrow.