Final Fantasy VII Rebirth revealed, with open-world particulars, story beats, places, and extra

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Final Fantasy VII Remake half 2, formally titled Rebirth, was formally revealed on the Final Fantasy VII twenty fifth Anniversary Celebration livestream. The game is releasing subsequent “Winter,” which may line up round late 2023 or early 2024, and shall be unique to the Playstation 5. In the trailer, we hear Aerith talking about how the longer term shouldn’t be inevitable, however the previous stays the previous, hinting that the fate-changing occasions of the primary title can have main repercussions on the occasions of the story followers bear in mind from the 1997 unique.

In the trailer, we get a fast take a look at what’s in retailer because it reveals off the open world and loads of juicy story beats.

Sephiroth is again, and he appears to be journeying alongside Cloud and the social gathering, both as a presence in Cloud’s consciousness or a part of the Nibelheim flashback. We additionally hear dialog from Tifa questioning whether or not Cloud considers her to be faux, or useless. This dialog seemingly comes from the Northern Crater part of the narrative, where Sephiroth makes use of all the pieces he has to push Cloud to the brink of collapse and past. It may also be Cloud questioning the fact of the Remake world, as within the first game he has flashes of occasions from the unique game that sends his thoughts right into a tailspin lengthy earlier than it in any other case would have.

Zack, Cloud’s pal from years previous, additionally options prominently, dragging an unconscious Cloud towards Midgar. This additionally hints on the occasions of Rebirth being a rewriting of the game followers bear in mind from 1997. At one level within the trailer, a caption asks, “What is fact and what is fiction?” probably implying the game will play with expectations exterior of how the primary Remake title did. We additionally see white feathers falling from round Cloud and Zack. Sephiroth’s one-winged feathers are black, so these may belong to Angeal or Genesis from Crisis Core, or another character completely.

The open world showcased was huge, full of high-quality belongings, stunning vistas, and the epic environments gamers count on from the franchise. We weren’t proven a lot fight, HUD, or different in-game parts, past a compass on the high of the display and a well-recognized command menu on the backside left. We acquired little details about some other elements of the game.

Finally, we discovered that Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is a component two of a three-part trilogy, with the title of the third game left below wraps for now. We’ll hopefully proceed to be taught extra subsequent yr or in early 2024.