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 in early 2023 and might be unique to the Playstation 5. In the trailer, we hear Aerith talking about how the long run just isn’t 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 get together, 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 probably comes from the Northern Crater part of the narrative, where Sephiroth makes use of the whole lot he has to push Cloud to the brink of collapse and past. It may additionally 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 good friend 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?” presumably implying the game will play with expectations outdoors 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 large, crammed with high-quality property, lovely vistas, and the epic environments gamers anticipate from the franchise. We weren’t proven a lot fight, HUD, or different in-game components, past a compass on the high of the display screen and a well-known command menu on the backside left. We acquired little details about another components of the game.

Finally, we discovered that Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is an element two of a three-part trilogy, with the title of the third game left beneath wraps for now. We’ll hopefully proceed to be taught extra subsequent 12 months or in early 2024.