It’s safe to say that Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is one of the most anticipated RPGs of the current console generation. After Final Fantasy VII Remake delighted fans and reviewers alike in 2020, it was only a matter of time before Square Enix announced a sequel. After all, FF7 Remake only included the first act of the original Final Fantasy VII, meaning there’s a lot more of the story to revisit.
On June 16, 2022, Square Enix hosted a Final Fantasy VII livestream and featured FF7 Rebirth. At the moment we don’t have much information about the game. However, we do have a release window, a trailer and a platform, which is significantly more than on June 15th. Here’s everything we know so far about Final Fantasy VII Rebirth and how to prepare in the meantime.
Final Fantasy VII Rebirth: Release Window
At the end of the Final Fantasy VII Rebirth trailer, Square Enix advertises that the game will be available “next winter”. This is a pretty specific release window, although it still spans three months.
At the risk of being pedantic, ‘next winter’ probably refers to the period between December 2023 and March 2024† (I could be wrong, but I think Square Enix would have said “this winter” if the company planned to launch the game in the 2022/2023 season.)
Admittedly, Square Enix could still delay the game before then; Final Fantasy games are delays are not strange† But we wouldn’t expect it before December 2023 at the very least.
Final Fantasy VII Rebirth: Trailer
Square Enix introduced us to Final Fantasy VII Rebirth with the Final Fantasy VII Rebirth First Look Trailer. You can check it out for yourself below:
If you’ve played the original Final Fantasy VII, the trailer should feature a lot of familiar faces. It starts with Aerith talking about how the past is set in stone, but the future can be changed – which is especially interesting given that FF7 Remake has already started playing with the timeline. It also shows Cloud’s complicated past with Sephiroth, as well as glimpses of favorite side character Zack Fair.
The trailer is only about a minute long, but it suggests that FF7 Rebirth could solve some of our long-standing questions about the remake.
Final Fantasy VII Rebirth: Platform
Currently, Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is scheduled for the PS5† Square Enix has not mentioned any other platforms. “PS5” appears prominently at the end of the trailer, and a Square Enix press release stated that the game will be released for Sony’s latest console.
There’s no word on a PS4 release, which might make sense considering Sony stops PS4 games† However, it’s a bit odd that Square Enix hasn’t mentioned a PC release since Final Fantasy VII Remake is also a big hit on PC. Perhaps Square Enix will do another staggered release, with the PS5 version first and then the PC version.
Final Fantasy VII Rebirth: Story
If you haven’t played Final Fantasy VII Remake yet, you’ll probably want to do so before Final Fantasy VII Rebirth comes out. Based on the trailer, FF7 Rebirth picks up where Remake left off, as the party departs from the cyberpunk city of Midgar to explore the wide world beyond.
Without repeating the full story of FF7 Remake, it involves a mercenary named Cloud Strife and his party of freedom-fighting misfits: Barret Wallace, Tifa Lockhart and Aerith Gainsborough. They wanted to deal a blow to Shinra, an evil company that is literally draining the planet’s life force. But along the way, they discover that Cloud’s old nemesis, a swordsman named Sephiroth, wants revenge on Shinra for his own ends – and those ends can threaten all life on the planet.
It almost goes without saying that you should play FF7R if you plan on playing FF7 Rebirth. However, you may also want to check out the original Final Fantasy VII, which you can play on just about any modern platform. Without screwing up anything, a late-game FF7R plot point suggests that the original FF7 and the Remake could coexist in a larger framework – and if so, then FF7 Rebirth’s story could be vastly different from what it is. we know.
Tom’s Guide will provide more information about FF7 Rebirth as it becomes available. Until then you can use our 10 Essential Final Fantasy 7 Remake Tips†
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