Square Enix has shared more details about the upcoming Final Fantasy VII Remake sequel Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, this time focusing on the battle system.
With a post on the game's official Twitter account, Battle Director Teruki Endo explains that new party members will join during the span of the new game, and we'll be able to collaborate with them more closely than in the first title.
Q: Has the battle system changed from Final Fantasy VII Remake?
A: In Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, new comrades will join you in battle and you can cooperate with other party members in even closer ways than before.
No specific information was provided about how such cooperation would be enabled, so we'll have to wait and see. This is the fifth snippet of info provided by Square Enix over the past few days, after the announcement 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, and about the ability to enjoy Rebirth without playing the first game.
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. The game will come to PS5 in winter 2023.
Before that happens, 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're not familiar with Final Fantasy VII Remake, 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."