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Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Announced at 25th Anniversary Stream

16 Jun 2022

Square Enix used this season of game announcements to hold a special 25th anniversary stream for Final Fantasy VII. The roughly 15 minute long stream was packed with announcements. We’ve summarized everything you need to know down below, with trailers for each announcement. If you want to watch the full show, you can do so here. Additionally, Square Enix released their own summary also featuring the new merchandise and music they announced today.

Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade on Steam (Deck)

Six months after its release on the Epic Game Store, Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade is finally coming to Steam. And it will even be compatible with the Steam Deck, so players can enjoy the first part of the Remake saga on the go, as well as on their PC.

New Content for First Soldier

Season 3 of the mobile battle royale is already under way and Square Enix announced new content for the game as well. Players can look forward to:

  • “Midgar Plateside” as a new map;
  • A new weapon called the “Serpent Launcher”;
  • New Water Matiera; and
  • A new style: the Machinist

Ever Crisis Trailer and Beta Version Info

Ever Crisis, the other mobile game in the FFVII saga, also revealed a new trailer and information. The game will combine the original Final Fantasy VII, with its prequels and sequels Before Crisis, Crisis Core, and Dirge of Cerberus. This will mark the first time that Before Crisis will release outside of Japan and also gives fans of Crisis Core a chance to play the game on a modern system. No footage of Before Crisis was shown in the trailer itself, but it did feature in the intro to the show and was also part of the initial announcement of the game.

The Closed Beta Test for Ever Crisis will start later this year on both Android and iPhone devices.

Crisis Core Remaster Winter 2022

The story about Zack, Genesis, and Angeal won’t be restricted to mobile phones and the original PSP, though. 15 years after its original release, players will finally be able to play the game on the big screen this winter. Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII Reunion will release on all major platforms: Playstation 4, Playstation 5, XBox One, XBox Series X/S, PC (via Steam), and Nintendo Switch.

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth announced for Winter 2023

Last, but certainly not least, comes the announcement trailer and release window for the next part in the Final Fantasy VII remake trilogy. Rebirth will be part two of a total of three games, according to producer Yoshinori Kitase who moderated the entire anniversary show. Set to release “next winter”, as the trailer states players are left to wonder one thing in particular: What is fact and what is fiction?

The game is currently only announced for the PlayStation 5, likely implying another exclusivity period with Sony’s platform.

Additional statements from the FFVII Rebirth Developers

After the show, the official Final Fantasy VII Twitter account released a series of statements from both Tetsuya Nomura (Creative Director), Naoki Hamaguchi (Director), and Yoshinori Kitase (Producer). You can find the whole Twitter thread below: