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Square Enix has revealed Final Fantasy VII Rebirth – the follow-up to 2020’s Final Fantasy VII Remake – coming to PlayStation 5.
The megaton announcement came during a packed 25th anniversary celebration for the original Final Fantasy VII. As part of the broadcast, creative director Tetsuya Nomura revealed four Final Fantasy VII projects in the works. (More on the others later.) Square Enix has now decided that the Remake will be the first chapter in a planned trilogy of games, with Rebirth as the second in Cloud’s saga.
Nomura says he wants the new game to be enjoyable if you know the 1997 classic or not. “In fact, new players might even enjoy starting their Final Fantasy VII journey with Final Fantasy VII Rebirth. Cloud and his friends embark on a new journey in this game, and I believe that the scenes that they witness after leaving Midgar will give players a fresh, new experience.”
Slight spoilers ahead then. The Final Fantasy VII Remake starts off following the plot of the 1997 classic, before diverting heavily. We haven’t got a huge amount of details on Rebirth’s plot just yet, but we do have a trailer which you can see below. Nomura revealed that some development on the third title is also already underway. Nomura says he’s looking forward to revealing the name and details for the closing chapter in due course.
In the meantime, Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is currently set for release on the PlayStation 5 “next Winter”. And for those who’ve yet to play Final Fantasy VII Remake, you now have a new way to catch up. The Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade version, complete with Yuffie chapter, is now also available on Steam.