Final Fantasy VII Rebirth revealed as name of remake, part 2, part of a trilogy

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth revealed as name of remake, part 2, part of a trilogy

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth revealed as name of remake, part 2, part of a trilogy

The sequel to Final Fantasy 7 Remake was shown as part of Square Enix’s Final Fantasy 7 anniversary celebration. To end the stream, Square Enix gave our first look at Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, the official title for what was previously known as Remake Part 2. It’s coming to PlayStation 5 next winter.

As part of the announcement, Square also noted that this is the second installment in a trilogy, giving us the first official understanding of how many parts this new FF7 series will be. In a statement, creative director Tetsuya Nomura said development on Rebirth is “progressing rapidly since we adopted a new development structure,” and that some development of the third game is already underway.

Producer Yoshinori Kitase said second installments in trilogies are often fan favorites, and “in a similar vein, we strive to make Final Fantasy VII Rebirth an even more gripping and memorable experience than Final Fantasy VII Remake.”

The trailer explored the cliffhanger that the first game left behind, with several characters exploring what it means now that fate has seemingly changed. That includes some big questions, especially around Tifa, who very emphatically asks about her own fate. We also got a glimpse of Zack, who was teased as a possible shot in the first game.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake had been rumored and anticipated for years, even when Square Enix planned to split it into multiple parts. The result was surprising in ways fans may not have expected. The game deviated from the story of the original Final Fantasy 7 in significant ways, which set it apart. That trend continued with Final Fantasy 7 Remake: Intergrade, a side story expansion starring Yuffie that added even more detail to the FF7R lore.

While the first part was set almost exclusively in the megacity of Midgar, the second part seems likely to hit the road, similar to how the original game opened up after the first few hours. Director Tetsuya Nomura noted that the second part will have a “different atmosphere”. An open question about the second game is how it will differ from the original story, after the cliffhanger of the first game has ended.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake originally released on PS4 in April 2020, with the PS5 upgrade coming more than a year later on PS5 and later to PC.

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