Square delivered their Final Fantasy 7 25th Anniversary livestream this afternoon, and just like we figured, we got all the news we hoped we’d get. Let’s get to it.
First off, let’s start with what everyone came for: first-ever footage from Final Fantasy 7 Remake Part 2, or as it will henceforth be known, Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth. There are some familiar shots here, mainly from Cloud’s backstory, which as anyone who played the original knows, is suspect when it comes to the facts. Tifa already feels it’s fishy. Square thinks it can get this out by “winter” but if we’re just NOW seeing it for the first time, that would have to be some kind of record and we’re skeptical. Square has also revealed there will be three FF7R games in total.
Rumors of a Crisis Core remake have been heating up in recent weeks and….yes, they’re true. At present time imprisoned on the obsolete PSP, the FF7 prequel will be updated with better graphics and republished on everything: PS5, PS4, Switch, Xbox Series X and PC. The game uses a unique slot machine mechanic to give Zack special abilities in combat. Zack also chirps out “LATER!” whenever he stabs someone to death, something that will never stop being hilarious to me. Hope they retain that part.
Here’s Ever Crisis, a mobile game that basically retells the FF7 Remake story with less impressive graphics. One clever touch we like is that it uses properly proportioned character models for the battle screens, but chibi figures for the overworld, just like the original did. That’s not something they HAVE to do anymore but it’s cool to see. This is for mobile devices, and may not be out this year, but there WILL be a closed beta test sometime in the next six months.
Finally, Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade is coming to Steam. In our opinion, it should’ve been there the day the PS5 got it, but…we’re not in charge.