Here it is! The highly anticipated Final Fantasy VII 25th Anniversary Special! The celebration was first announced via Twitter last week, stating that while it will only be about 10 minutes long, plenty of information would be given.
Things began with the news that Final Fantasy VII Remake: Intergrade will arrive on Steam on June 17, 2022, and will also be compatible with the newly released Steam Deck handheld console.
Franchise director and producer Yoshinori Kitase then provided details on a plethora of new Final Fantasy VII themed merchandise, including character plushies, a buster sword digital clock, 4 new Play Arts Kai figures, and even a compilation vinyl and music CD that are planned for release on August 11, 2022.
Square Enix also provided an update with the mobile game Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier. A new third season of the competitive shooter was shown, highlighting a new map called “Midgar Plateside.” A new powerful weapon called the “Serpent Launcher” was also revealed, along with new materia and fighter styles. More details, including a release date, will be announced “later this summer.”
Another mobile title, Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis, was also presented, giving fans the most comprehensive look at the game yet. Square Enix showcased numerous scenes from the beautiful “demake,” which aims to tie together the entire Final Fantasy VII experience. A closed beta test for iOS/Android will launch sometime later this year.
Next, Square Enix announced the long desired remaster of Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII. Renamed Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion, the game originally released on the PlayStation Portable in 2007, and follows character Zack Fair roughly seven years before the base game. His story will be told this winter on PS5, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch, and PC.
Lastly, Yoshinori Kitase officially announced Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, which serves as Part II of the Final Fantasy VII Remake series. Kitase also confirmed that the Remake will be a trilogy, easing fan discussions on just how many parts this series will run. Players can expect to continue their journey next winter for the PlayStation 5.
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Source: Square Enix