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Tetsuya Nomura, the Square Enix designer and director, has said to expect some Final Fantasy VII-related news next month.
Nomura spoke during a livestream (via Eurogamer) focussed on Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier, a mobile battle royale. In it, he mentioned that next month would be the twenty-fifth anniversary of the original release, on PlayStation. And he said to expect some news.
This could be a number of things. It could be some information on the next chapter of the remake. That game released in 2020, and it delivered only a fraction of the original’s story. Or, maybe Square Enix will announce that the game is coming to Xbox.
Though that seems doubtful, considering the close ties between Sony and Square Enix. Final Fantasy VII: Intergrade, an expansion chapter, released exclusively on PlayStation 5. And we know that Final Fantasy XVI is coming exclusively to PlayStation, too.
In VideoGamer’s review of the game, I said:
“Indeed, these are beloved sights to the game’s veterans, and I wonder how they will feel with a sawn-off story such as this. It’s no secret that the slice of fantasy available here is far from final; it comprises only the first five or so hours of the original game, whose story was more swiftly sketched.”
Weirdly, I am looking forward to Final Fantasy XVI. After years of not caring about the series, I came around with the 2020 remake. The upcoming adventure looks pretty nifty, too. It looks a lot darker than the series often is. In fact, it looks a bit like Dark Souls.