Today, during the Summer Game Fest show, Square Enix had a new reveal in store for the Final Fantasy VII Remake sequel Final Fantasy VII Rebirth.
We get to see both cutscenes and gameplay, showing off some of the action that we'll enjoy when the game launches later this year. The world certainly seems expansive as Square Enix teased, and the game looks absolutely phenomenal.
The game will now come in early 2024 (it was previously announced for winter 2023), but we also learn that it'll come in two discs, which is pretty crazy. PS5 remains the only announced platform.
You can watch the new trailer below.
The press release also includes a comment from producer Yoshinori Kitase.
We’re honored to bring Final Fantasy VII Rebirth to players around the world early next year. In the next installment of this thrilling tale, Cloud and his friends—both new and returning—will embark on a new adventure, so all players can enjoy this story, even those without any familiarity with the previous title or the original Final Fantasy VII. The entire team has worked fervently with love and adoration for the world of Final Fantasy VII to deliver an unforgettable experience for new adventurers and longtime fans alike, reaching new heights of cinematic storytelling, immersive and fast-paced combat, and rich exploration across a vast world. We can’t wait to share more details later this year.
If you're not familiar with Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, it's the second title of what is supposed to be a trilogy started with the Final Fantasy VII Remake. It was officially revealed almost exactly a year ago with a rather trippy trailer that most definitely brought up more questions for the fans than it answered.
Over the past few days, Square Enix built up to this reveal mentioning that development is going smoothly and that the developers are working on determining a release date. Then the publisher provided more details about the game's world, the story, about the ability to enjoy Rebirth without playing the first game,about party interaction, and about the music. Earlier today, Tetsuya Nomura himself teased that we'd receive news soon. He did indeed keep his word.
Before Final Fantasy VII Rebirth comes, we're going get the release of Final Fantasy XVI, which is coming for PS5 on June 22. If you'd like to learn more, you can read my preview and enjoy our interview with producer Naoki Yoshida and art director Hiroshi Minagawa.
If you haven't already played Final Fantasy VII Remake and are on the fence on whether to do it or not before it sequel releases, you can read our review, in which our own Sam Guglielmo called it "beautiful, a ton of fun, and manages to bring one of the jRPG classics up to modern standards with few issues."