As of today, we know when we’re getting the middle chapter of Square Enix’s Final Fantasy 7 remake trilogy! Square Enix says it should hit Playstation 5 consoles everywhere February 29, 2024. It will be a very joyous Leap Year Day — watch Cloud bounce.
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The first day of Summer Game Fest 2023 wrapped itself with what we were all waiting for: our first serious look at the second chapter of Square Enix’s planned three- game remake of Final Fantasy 7. Called Final Fantasy 7: Rebirth, this installment should cover everything from Cloud and Co’s escape from Midgar to [25-YEAR-OLD SPOILER REDACTED THAT YOU PROBABLY KNEW ALREADY].
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.
Square claimed it wouldn’t take as long for Part 2 of Final Fantasy 7 Remake to show up as it did for Part 1, but….Square says a lot of things. We haven’t heard a peep out of the project since the PS5 version of Part 1 with the extra Yuffie chapter was introduced. BUUUUT….that could change shortly.
As you know, Square Enix will be re-releasing Final Fantasy 7 Remake on the Playstation 5 this summer. The new version will feature slightly enhanced graphics and a new bonus chapter that introduces the Remake version of Yuffie. Today Square revealed a few new details about that chapter.
Last weekend during the Game Awards, Nintendo revealed the third of the six new Super Smash Bros Ultimate fighters. So far there’s been Min Min from Arms, Steve from Minecraft, and now, Sephiroth from Final Fantasy 7.
Square kind of goofed up when they didn’t create any sort of archive for Final Fantasy 7. After the game was in the can, all development work was destroyed, so the static backgrounds — despite costing millions to render altogether — only exist now in 640 x 480 resolution.
It was back in 2015 when Square Enix revealed they were finally starting work on one of the most demanded projects from Final Fantasy Fanatics: a high-definition trillion-polygon triple-A FF7 remake. The crowd went wild, and then….silence.
Last weekend, at the Playstation Experience event in Las Vegas, it was rumored Square might have a big announcement waiting. Hopes went up as the host walked off the stage to make room for the debut of a new trailer from the company.
Eric Levine, SCEA PR Manager writes on the PS Blog: