Few games have left such a clear mark on an entire generation as Final Fantasy 7. It was responsible for popularizing J-RPGs, Final Fantasy, and Japanese games. Even today, it is remembered as a masterpiece, and its popularity has allowed it to have the largest remake in the history of video games. Divided into three parts, so far, we have only been able to play Final Fantasy 7 Intergrade, which covers approximately what happens at the end of the first disc of the original game. But that will soon change.
In today’s State of Play, Sony has given us a closer look at Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, the second installment of the Final Fantasy 7 remake trilogy. Covering at least the first half of the original game, the trailer showcased the game’s system, characters, and some of the changes.
As we already knew from the ending of Final Fantasy 7 Intergrade, this remake will not follow the story of the original Final Fantasy 7 in the exact same way. In addition to many scenes that are not immediately recognizable in the trailer, there are characters who shouldn’t even be present at the point in the game where it takes place. This means we are looking at a very significant remake that will bring about a quite substantial change to the game, aiming to be more than just a modernized version of a cult classic.
Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth is scheduled for release on February 29, 2024. Unlike the previous game, it will be released on two discs. Furthermore, you can already pre-order the game separately or in a bundle with Intergrade, which they’ve called the Twin Pack, ensuring that you don’t miss out on what is expected to be a strong contender for Game of the Year next year.