After the recent announcement of Final Fantasy 7: Rebirth, even gamers who weren’t already fans of Final Fantasy were left curious about the hype. Luckily, it seems they will be able to experiment with this upcoming game if they desire.
Yesterday, on June 16, the Final Fantasy 7 25th Anniversary livestream took place. During this brief but impactful show, Square Enix displayed trailers for five different games. Out of all the announcements, two stood out as the most notable. Firstly, Final Fantasy 7: Rebirth (or Remake Part Two) was announced for the PS5. It will be launching next winter. The other big announcement is that we will be seeing a remake of Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7. The new one will be called Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7: Reunion. Square Enix also showcased content for Final Fantasy 7: Remake: Intergrade, The First Solider, and Ever Crisis.
Shortly after the show, Final Fantasy 7: Rebirth Creative Director, Tetsuya Nomura, shared a message through the official Final Fantasy 7 Twitter account. The second half of his message reads as follows:
FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH is being designed so that people can enjoy this game whether they know the original game 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.
Considering that there are more than a handful of Final Fantasy 7 games, this information is important for potential newcomers who may not have any idea where they should or should not start in the series.
Nomura went on to confirm that there is also an important reason that this upcoming game is named “Rebirth” after the first one was named “Remake.” “I can’t wait to share the intention behind naming the first title, ‘REMAKE’ and the second title, ‘REBIRTH,’” he says. “In time, I hope to reveal what the third title will be called, and where this journey will ultimately lead.”