The recent Final Fantasy 7 The 25th anniversary event was filled with tons of new content related to the franchise, including The first soldier, Crisis Core, and never crisis. The big news that will come out of the event is undoubtedly the Crisis Core Remaster and the first official teaser of Final Fantasy 7 Revivalthe official name of FF7 Remake Part 2.
The event didn’t show off too much, but it teased the most open environments players will see in Final Fantasy 7 Revivalof the world. It also ended with the reveal that it will be released in the winter of 2023. This means that fans of the franchise still have a lot of anticipation ahead of them, although the wait for part 3 could perhaps be shorter than the wait for part 2, like Final Fantasy 7 Remake Part 3 is already under development. This, of course, gives fans plenty of time to check out the first game if they haven’t, but according to Square Enix, they don’t have to.
In a social media postFinal Fantasy 7 Remake Trilogy director Tetsuya Nomura said anyone playing the game wouldn’t need to play the 1997 original, nor would they need to play Final Fantasy 7 Remake. In fact, Nomura posted that “Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth is designed for people to enjoy this game whether they know the original game or not. In fact, new players might even enjoy starting their adventure in Final Fantasy 7. with Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth.
Indeed, Nomura continues, Cloud begins a new journey and leaves Midgar, while discovering fresh and new content. Final Fantasy 7 Remake was, more or less, a standalone project that expanded significantly on the first section of the original game, so it makes sense that Final Fantasy 7 Revival would give players a similar experience.
Of course, there are a lot of Final Fantasy content, and more specifically even Final Fantasy 7 content, players can enjoy it while waiting. Final Fantasy 7: The First Soldier and Ever Crisis explore the franchise in unique ways, while the Crisis Core Remaster might offer a deeper insight into Zack Fair’s new story. If someone hasn’t played Final Fantasy 7 Remakeso they still have plenty of time, but they don’t have to, that’s the most enjoyable part.
2023 will be a busy year for Final Fantasy fans whatever. It looks like Square Enix intends to end the year strong with Final Fantasy 7 Revivalbut the hype is real for Final Fantasy 16 too, which has a summer 2023 release window. It looks like next year, fans will embark on Clive’s new journey and also begin Cloud’s new journey, with or without prior knowledge of the sub- franchise.
Final Fantasy 7 Revival releases Winter 2023 for PS5.
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