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Many Final Fantasy fans had a wish answered during Sony’s State of Play broadcast on September 14, 2023: Square Enix has officially confirmed the release date for Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, the next part of the Final Fantasy VII Remake trilogy.
The game will launch exclusively on PlayStation 5 on February 29, 2024.
Square Enix also showed off more of the game than ever before with a new trailer. The company also opened pre-orders for the physical Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Collector’s Edition, but despite an eye-watering price tag of $350 USD, it sold out almost immediately.
According to the Square Enix online store page, the Collector’s Edition package contains a number of in-game items, an exclusive steelbook case featuring an illustration of Cloud and Zack, the game, a soundtrack CD, a hardback art book, and a Static Arts figurine of Sephiroth.
Square Enix also showed off more of the game than ever before with a new trailer.
Note: Players who haven’t played Final Fantasy VII Remake should be aware of potential spoilers before they watch.
What’s New in the Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Trailer?
The trailer seems to pick up almost immediately after the conclusion of Final Fantasy VII Remake, and shows of scenes from further into the original plot of Final Fantasy VII.
Cloud and the party are seen exploring areas like the fortress city of Junon, with its telltale giant cannon, visiting the iconic Gold Saucer amusement center, and places that look to be Cosmo Canyon (Red XIII’s home) and Costa del Sol, a seaside resort.
Rebirth will also introduce party members like Cait Sith and add Yuffie to the party for the first time (though she was playable in her own story in Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade‘s DLC). The crew also encounters Vincent Valentine as well.
New mini-game modes like Chocobo Racing, riding a land vehicle, and the ability to actually ride various colors of Chocobo are showcased.
That said, the Final Fantasy VII Remake trilogy is in a sort of meta-conversation with its original, and the trailer heavily teases that there will be more points where Final Fantasy VII Rebirth may diverge from the original plot (just as in the latter parts of Remake).
In one sequence, Cloud is seen fighting alongside Sephiroth, with the two unleashing team-up attacks on a large enemy.
Final Fantasy VII Rebirth will launch on the PS5 on February 29, 2024. It’ll be exclusive to the PS5 until at least May 29, 2024.
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