Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth review embargo date is great news for FF7 fans

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth review embargo date is great news for FF7 fans
Callum Smith Updated on by

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Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth is one of the biggest games coming out this year. The FF7 Remake was a fantastic triumph back in 2020, and it’s been an excruciating wait for part two. While we still have over a week to wait for the full game to come out and become playable, the great news is that the Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth review embargo date is way more imminent.

Although the game doesn’t launch until February 29th, you can download the Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth demo right now. Even if you don’t want spoilers and already know you’re going to play the game, it’s definitely worth downloading the demo for the addictive piano mini-game alone.

FF7 Rebirth is the second installment in the remake trilogy, and, if you buy a physical copy, you will be greeted by two discs. Square Enix has boasted about how massive the game is with a huge open-world playground combined with dozens of mini-games and beautiful graphics. We already know the game is going to be stellar, but it’s still worth looking forward to the very imminent review embargo date.

When is the Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth review embargo date?

The leaked review embargo date for Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth is February 22nd. This comes courtesy of reliable leaker Tom Henderson on Twitter. They report that FF7 reviews will be shared at 6 AM PT/ 9 AM ET/ 2 PM GMT.

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth review embargo tweet
Image credit: @_Tom_Henderson on Twitter

This is fantastic news for the community. If you have any reservations about pre-ordering the game at all, reviews will give you plenty of time to better judge for yourself whether the game is worth buying at launch. Granted, it’s already a no-brainer for Final Fantasy fans, but it’s good for people who are perhaps newer to the series.

It’s also a good sign that Square Enix is very confident in the game. While the timeliness of final impressions isn’t always indicative of the game’s quality, it has occasionally been a bad sign in the past such as when the Forspoken review embargo lifted just one day before its release date. There was also recently a whole fiasco concerning reviews for Suicide Squad Kill The Justice League.

The Final Fantasy 7 Remake has a Metacritic score of 87 with Intergrade at 89. FF7 Rebirth promises to be much bigger, better, and more ambitious, so we’re positive it can crack the 90s to become one of the top-rated PS5 exclusives.

It is exclusive to PS5 consoles upon release, but there is the likelihood it will join PC post-launch. The FF7 Remake landed on PlayStation in April 2020 before it joined the Epic Games store in December 2021. It then joined Steam in June 2022, so perhaps we’ll see something similar happen with Rebirth.

In other PlayStation news, Sony will soon pull the curtain aside on the PS Plus March 2024 games. The upcoming games 2024 release schedule also includes two imminent PlayStation console exclusives with Rise of Ronin and Stellar Blade. Lastly, it’s confirmed that four Xbox console exclusives are coming to PS5.

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth launches on February 29th.