The second part of the Final Fantasy 7 remake was officially unveiled during the 25th anniversary event. The role-playing game will be subtitled “Rebirth” and will be released at the end of 2023.
Part two of a trilogy
Final Fantasy Rebirth is the second part of the new Final Fantasy 7 trilogy. Publisher Square Enix emphasized this at the event. Tesuya Nomura was impressed by the development speed of Rebirth and explained that part three of the remake is also already in development.
In line with the announcement, a first trailer for Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth was also released, which apparently picks up on the cliffhanger from Final Fantasy 7 Remake. The characters question what it means to them that fate has changed. Apparently the important character Zack is also teased.
deviation in the story
The Final Fantasy 7 remake differed from the original game in important ways, creating a kind of second timeline in the Final Fantasy 7 universe. In addition, the entire first game was set in the city of Midgar – an area that only takes up a few hours in the original.
The trailer already reveals that Rebirth follows the course of the original and is now expected to open the world. Tetsuya Nomura explained that the second part would have a “different atmosphere” than Final Fantasy 7 Remake. In addition, you don’t have to know either the original or the first part of the remake to be able to play Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, according to the creative director.
“Cloud and his friends embark on a new journey in this game,” said Nomura. “I believe that the scenes they experience after leaving Midgar will allow the player a fresh new experience.”
Release only in winter 2023
However, fans of the series will have to wait a while until the release. Square listed “next winter” as a possible release date. We therefore do not expect a release before the fourth quarter of 2023. It was not mentioned whether Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth – just like its predecessor – will remain a PlayStation exclusive game and whether the versions for PS4 and PS5 will appear simultaneously.