The eagerly anticipated sequel to ‘Final Fantasy VII Remake’, subtitled ‘Rebirth’, has had its release postponed to the beginning of 2024. This revelation was the final announcement at the Summer Game Fest.
The sequel promises to take the beloved characters of Cloud, Aerith, and the remaining crew beyond the city of Midgar. We were treated to a preview of broadened areas for exploration, which is set to leverage the capabilities of the PS5.
The trailer commences with a hint at possible alternate timelines and incidents. This included a scene with the falling of the expressway (which marked the ending of FF7: Remake), where injured characters are carried off to helicopters. Nevertheless, it transitions back to more recognized plot elements for those familiar with the original game.
Flashbacks to Cloud and Tifa’s reunion in their shared hometown of Kalm are showcased, along with more scenes featuring Sephiroth, complete with cryptic dialogue and stunning hair. The Turks, the secondary villains, also make an appearance, fully equipped for a three-on-three face-off with your team.
Among the highlights of the trailer are battle sequences where characters demonstrate a new level of cooperation, leading to increased damage. This was something previewed in FF7R’s DLC with Yuffie and her companion Sonan. The first glimpse of Yuffie and Red XIII (the articulate canine) joining the rest of the group in battle was also part of the trailer. The game’s delay to early 2024 is confirmed, but it is also revealed that the game will be released on two discs — a small solace for fans during the wait.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Final Fantasy VII Remake: Rebirth Delay
When will ‘Final Fantasy VII Remake: Rebirth’ be released?
The game is now slated for release in early 2024, having been delayed from its original launch date.
What are some new features of ‘Final Fantasy VII Remake: Rebirth’?
The sequel promises to take players beyond Midgar, introducing broader areas for exploration and leveraging the capabilities of the PS5. It includes alternate timelines, flashbacks, and more interactive battle sequences. Additionally, characters Yuffie and Red XIII will be joining the rest of the group in battle.
What is the setting of the new ‘Final Fantasy VII Remake: Rebirth’?
The game takes the player beyond Midgar, the setting of the first chapter. Expanded areas for exploration have been showcased in the trailer, including the hometown of characters Tifa and Cloud, called Kalm.
Will the game have a physical release?
Yes, the game will have a physical release. It has been announced that the game will be released on two discs.
Who are some characters returning in ‘Final Fantasy VII Remake: Rebirth’?
The trailer showcases the return of characters like Cloud, Aerith, Tifa, and Sephiroth. Secondary antagonists, the Turks, also make an appearance. Characters Yuffie and Red XIII are also seen joining the party for the first time.