All of us knew it Closing Fantasy 7 Remake was only the start, however had no concept how lengthy we must look ahead to the subsequent half, and even what number of components this extremely bold venture would cowl. Since followers have been begging Sq. Enix for years for a remake of what’s arguably the most well-liked and necessary JRPG of all time, there was clearly lots of stress on them to get it proper. Whereas there was lots of skepticism concerning the first half that modified a lot concerning the core system, it was virtually universally acclaimed as soon as we acquired it in our fingers.
After redo, there was virtually no information about when Cloud and his ragtag crew’s journey would proceed. That’s, not till the twenty fifth anniversary of the unique PlayStation 1 recreation, when Sq. Enix dropped a ton of details about us . The most important information was in fact the official unveiling of Closing Fantasy 7 Rebirth, the second a part of what we now know as a trilogy of titles. After you beat the primary half, you must know that your data of the unique title will solely serve you so properly sooner or later, so this is all the things we learn about Closing Fantasy 7 Rebirth†
Be aware: There can be spoilers all over the place for each Closing Fantasy 7 Remake and the unique Closing Fantasy 7†
Closing Fantasy 7 Rebirth was unveiled with only a launch window for now. On the time of writing, it is slated to return out “subsequent winter,” which means the winter of 2023 can be early 2024. Closing Fantasy 16 Popping out someday in the summertime of subsequent 12 months, we will think about Sq. Enix wanting to provide quantity of house between these titles, so our guess is it is both coming very late in 2023 or, extra probably, January or February 2024.
That is one other fascinating side of the entire Closing Fantasy 7 retelling trilogy. All of us keep in mind the primary half, Closing Fantasy 7 Remake, be a PS4 unique at launch and get a PS5 improve and a PC model later. Nonetheless, that recreation nonetheless hasn’t made it to different platforms. Closing Fantasy 7 RebirthAt the very least so far as the reveal trailer signifies, the identical system will comply with, though the PS4 can be skipped. When it comes out, you may solely be capable to play this recreation on the PS5.
We suspect that once more Closing Fantasy 7 Rebirth can be coming to PC inside a 12 months of the PS5 launch, if this recreation has the identical type of deal between Sony and Sq. Enix as the primary. As for Xbox gamers, once we knew that Closing Fantasy 7 Remake was only a timed unique, the truth that it nonetheless Hasn’t appeared on that platform but signifies that the deal will preserve the video games unique to Sony consoles till the subsequent recreation within the collection comes out and even probably till the whole trilogy is out. That is pure hypothesis, but it surely’s the one factor that is sensible if it hasn’t been coming to Xbox for over two years.
Our first take a look at Closing Fantasy 7 Rebirth was featured in a fast trailer revealing the sport through the Closing Fantasy 7 twenty fifth Anniversary occasion in 2022† It begins with Aerith stating that though the previous is ready in stone, the longer term could be modified, even whether it is “written.” This clearly refers back to the final recreation the place notable modifications to the story weren’t solely made, however had been truly a plot level that we’ll get into somewhat extra afterward.
We get a photograph of the enduring meteor crashing into the planet with the easy query, “What is going to turn into of the planet?” From there, we see Cloud for the primary time strolling right into a forest space with Sephiroth, saying that “he desires to complete what he began – reclaim his birthright and rule the planet with Jenova by his facet.” This scene is sort of definitely from the flashback that takes place proper after Cloud and his crew depart Midgar and he recounts his previous with the villain in his hometown.
As the 2 stroll on, we hear extra conversations, with Cloud almost certainly speaking about how he thought Tifa was already lifeless after Sephiroth went mad, burned down their hometown, and tried to steal Jenova from the reactor. Tifa stops him and asks what he means and if he thinks she is an impostor. This strongly foreshadows the flip of occasions that Cloud’s reminiscences of this occasion are inaccurate, main completely to the subsequent block of textual content asking, “What’s reality and what’s fiction?”
Subsequent, we see the change that would have the largest implications for this new timeline going ahead: Zack. We see Zack carrying Cloud to Midgar as an alternative of Cloud going his personal method after Zack died to guard him. Cloud says, “You had been right here with me… 5 years in the past. The place are you? What occurred to you?” This raises lots of questions on when this line can be delivered as the unique Cloud did not understand he and Zack had been completely different individuals till after he fell into the lifestream a lot later within the recreation. Aerith saying “I am attempting so exhausting to search out you” makes much more sense as a result of at this level she did not know Zack died and the 2 had been courting earlier than assembly Cloud. Zack’s one line, which might very properly go to Cloud or Aerith, is, “Sorry…I really feel like I’ve allow you to down.” After which we lower to the brand new title of Closing Fantasy 7 Rebirth†
We do not need to go too deep into what occurred in Closing Fantasy 7 Remake, particularly no theories right here, however there are some things value mentioning that can be necessary to Closing Fantasy 7 Rebirth† First off, the one gameplay we see is Cloud and Spehiroth who’re apparently on their solution to the town or reactor within the mountains of Nibelheim. Which means that the occasions of this flashback is not going to change – not as a result of Sephiroth, or another drive, can’t or is not going to intervene with what occurred there, however as a result of that is Cloud’s incorrect reminiscence of these occasions. This story is instructed within the first city you go to after leaving Midgar, Kalm.
Zack is the opposite massive participant to think about. His survival could possibly be the largest change within the story but and significantly influence not simply the story, however the character relationships as properly. We’re very curious what occurred to him after he reached Midgar and the way, or why, he acquired separated from Cloud and by no means reunited with Aerith.
After all, there’s the large query: will Aerith survive this time? That is unimaginable to reply proper now and will simply go both method, which in itself is thrilling to not know what’s to return. Understanding that this collection can be in three components – primarily based on storytelling strategies anyway – the second half is normally the place our heroes are at their lowest level, so whereas it might not come throughout to the identical particular person or in the identical method, the possibilities are that one thing will occur on the finish of this recreation that places Cloud and the others at an all-time low.
As for the place the story will go, we will solely guess primarily based on the unique recreation, however since they’ve basically crossed the boundaries of that recreation, who is aware of what number of issues will change. For followers of the unique, that is arguably a very powerful a part of this new occasion narration.
OK, so despite the fact that we noticed gameplay within the first trailer, it was nothing greater than strolling round. That leaves lots of questions in thoughts, probably the most distinguished of which is how they’ll deal with the open-world side. Now that we’re out of Midgar, issues will open up massively if the sport is something like the unique. Within the unique, transferring by means of the overworld was represented by a big mannequin of Cloud strolling throughout the terrain, which stylistically would not match the hyper-realistic fashions and environments we discover ourselves in. Closing Fantasy 7 Rebirth† This may be fastened when you begin vehicular journey although, so possibly early journey can be extra curtailed or computerized till you get your first Chocobo to drive.
Fight-wise once more nothing was proven, however primarily based on how properly the brand new motion and turn-based hybrid system was acquired Closing Fantasy 7 Remake it could be silly to assume they might distance themselves from it. After all they’ll increase it, not solely with new materials but additionally with new get together members. For instance, Pink XIII ought to lastly be a playable character, plus Yuffie, Cait Sith and hopefully Cid and Vincent too. Every will little doubt have its personal programs. In that regard, we anticipate minor modifications to the core, however extra selection by means of new characters, gear and materials.
Outdoors of the principle story, we’re somewhat inquisitive about how a lot facet content material to count on. Closing Fantasy 7 Remake added in lots of facet quests and stuffed lots of gaps to make the Midgar part final a full recreation, however now that we’re on the market’s already lots of major plot, open world areas and dozens of huge places to get by means of in simply two titles that, in the event that they add as a lot facet content material as the primary recreation, Closing Fantasy 7 Rebirth can simply add as much as a recreation over 100 hours. Whereas some might like that, it might not be practical.
Whereas not technically acknowledged, we’re assured to imagine that: Closing Fantasy 7 RebirthPrefer it remake earlier than it and the OG title earlier than it are single-player solely. There are methods we might see some bizarre multiplayer-esque stuff added right here and there, like leaderboards or video games within the Golden Saucer, however we’re fairly certain Sq. Enix desires to maintain this a pure single-player expertise.
Closing Fantasy 7 Rebirth was solely simply revealed and remains to be a good distance off. As soon as the “Winter” launch window will get targeted on a date, we count on the pre-orders to pop up. If that’s the case, we’ll provide you with all of the editions and particulars you want.