Square Enix has announced that the highly anticipated Final Fantasy VII Rebirth will be released on February 29th, 2024 for PlayStation 5. The announcement came via yesterday’s PlayStation State of Play alongside a new bombastic trailer. It truly has everything: Dazzling locales! The return of fan favourites! Cloud Strife zipping around city streets on a Segway-equivalent! Check it out below!
Final Fantasy VII Rebirth – Release Date Announce Trailer
Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is the second part of a trilogy that began with the release of Final Fantasy VII Remake in 2020. Based on the footage above, Rebirth begins directly after the events of the first game where Cloud, Aerith, Barret, and Tifa find themselves wending their way to the town of Kalm. From there, the story will evolve into a globe-trotting adventure anchored in the need to prevent the one-winged angel Sephiroth from achieving a mysterious, ruinous end.
In that adventure, Square Enix has confirmed that the mechanised feline android Cait Sith will be available as a playable party member in Final Fantasy VII Rebirth alongside the previously introduced Yuffie Kisaragi and Red XIII. Combat will be expanded with new materia, expanded abilities, and a synergy system that allows players to coordinate team attacks between their chosen party members in stylish and destructive combos. Players will also be able to explore a wide and expansive world that promises almost 100 hours of content, with side content doubling that of the main storyline across a cheeky two discs.
Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Screenshots
Producer Yoshinori Kitase has stated that Final Fantasy VII Rebirth will act as a standalone adventure that both fans and newcomers will be able to play and will come with a recap of Remake upon release.
For more information on Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, check out a roundtable discussion on PlayStation Blog from key developers Yoshinori Kitase, Tetsuya Nomura, Naoki Hamaguchi, and Keiji Kawamori. They detail returning characters, battle system changes, environmental exploration, musical theory, and most importantly, minigames! Is that Chocobo racing, I espy?
If you’re curious about what RPGFan thought of Final Fantasy VII Remake, feel free to check out our review!
Personally, I’m absolutely thrilled to see a firm release date on Rebirth and am ecstatic to see how it redefines the legacy of Final Fantasy VII beyond Remake‘s ending.
Plus, Vincent Valentine? Worth the price of admission, no?
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