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New Documentaries Showcase Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Development

A screenshot of Cloud from Final Fantasy VII Rebirth.

Square Enix has released a four-part documentary series detailing the development of Final Fantasy VII Rebirth for fans and players a month after its launch. Each part focuses on a different aspect of the game design process and features input from dozens of people involved in its creation. For ease of access, each part has been collated below!

Shaping the World – Inside FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH – Episode 1 (Environment, Art and Music)

Friends of Fate – Inside FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH – Episode 2 (Scenario, Cutscenes and Story)

New Friends & Foes – Inside FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH – Episode 3 (Characters, Combat, Localization)

Voicing Icons – Inside FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH – Episode Four (English Voice Actors)

A full list of the development staff involved in the four parts above is listed below:

Naoki Hamaguchi (Director)
Yoshinori Kitase (Producer)
Tetsuya Nomura (Creative Director)
Makoto Ise (Sound Director)
Keiji Kawamori (Music Supervisor)
Mitsuto Suzuki (Composer)
Takako Miyake (Environment Director)
Iichiro Yamaguchi (Lighting Director)
Shintaro Takai (Art Director)
Mizushi Sugawara (Environment Artwork Supervisor)
Teruki Endo (Battle Director)
Motomu Toriyama (Co-Director)
Kazushige Nojima (STELLAVISTA LTD.) (Story & Scenario)
Dai Suzuki (Main Character Modeler & Lead Character Artist)
Hiroyuki Yamaji (Animation Director (Battle))
Hidekazu Miyake (Cutscene Director)
Junichi Hayashi (Cutscene Co-Director)
Akira Iwasawa (Facial Director)
Cody Christian (Voice of Cloud Strife)
Britt Baron (Voice of Tifa Lockhart)
Briana White (Voice of Aerith Gainsborough)
John Eric Bentley (Voice of Barret Wallace)
Max Mittelman (Voice of Red XIII)
Suzie Yeung (Voice of Yuffie Kisaragi)
Matthew Mercer (Voice of Vincent Valentine)
Caleb Pierce (Voice of Zack Fair)
Eri Asano (Localization Producer)
Ben Sabin (English Translator)
Laurent Sautière (French Translator)
Diana Kawamata (German Translator)

Square Enix has given insights to curious players before, releasing a similar documentary series on Final Fantasy VII Remake in 2020. Alongside that, the Inside Final Fantasy YouTube series is a collection of documentaries detailing mainline games and spinoffs, diving deep into the franchise’s essence from the perspective of those who created it.

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Screenshots

I’m deeply fond of behind-the-scenes documentaries, especially regarding video game development. To demystify how a game is made can only help educate and expand the knowledge of those curious about their favourite games. In a time where nuance can often be in short supply, I find that to be, in many ways, a good thing.

If you’re curious about what RPGFan thought of Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, feel free to check out our review penned by Zach Wilkerson. He came away positive on the experience, finding it successfully held to the spirit and legacy of Final Fantasy VII.

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is available now for PlayStation 5!

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Trent Argirov

Trent Argirov

Trent is a news editor for RPGFan. If not writing news or lending a voice to the odd podcast, he can be seen, in the Australian wild, drinking copious amounts of iced coffee, working on various manuscripts, and keeping the occasional wandering cat company. His video game backlog stretches far and wide, and sources swear he's slowly working on it, one day at a time.

1 Response to New Documentaries Showcase Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Development


i'll never forgive them for what they did to red 13....

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