Square Enix has revealed the first trailer for Final Fantasy 7 Remake: Part 2, and it is officially called Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth.
Revealed during Square Enix’s 25th Anniversary event for the original Final Fantasy 7, the second part in the company’s planned multi-part series will release next winter in 2023.
Rebirth appears to divert dramatically from the plot of Final Fantasy 7 where it was left off in Remake, in keeping with the ways in which Remake already indicated the sequence of events might not be the same as fans of the original remember. In the trailer, we got to see a lot of Crisis Core’s Zack Fair, for instance, who is supposed to have died at the end of the original Crisis Core but was set up for an appearance during Remake. Since we also got an announcement of a Crisis Core remake called Crisis Core Final Fantasy 7 Reunion today, it’s likely we see all of these stories dovetail into something new and unexpected.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake was released in 2020 and delivers on the promise of bringing the classic RPG into the modern era. IGN reviewed Final Fantasy 7 Remake and gave it an 8 out of 10, calling it an exciting take on the classic while standing on its own as a great RPG. The game eventually got a PS5 upgrade, Intergrade, and a great DLC chapter, Intermission bridges the gap with the upcoming Part 2. The Intergrade addition was announced today for Steam on June 17 as well, and is compatible with Steam Deck.
Final Fantasy 7 has become a sub-series all of its own in recent years, with Ever Crisis (a remake in a very different form), Final Soldier (a mobile battle royale), and even more spin-offs promised. Square Enix is also working on Final Fantasy 16, as well as providing ongoing updates for Final Fantasy 14.
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