Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is very close now. With a release date set for February 29th, it’s practically among us. And as is customary at Square Enix, that means they have started bombarding us with increasingly constant information about the game. They won’t leave anything unmentioned, and we’re here to bring it to you. Because after the release of their new demo, they have shown a great deal of new content.
To begin with, they have shown the return of several old acquaintances. Rufus, Tseng, Reno, Rude, and Roche return after making their appearance in Final Fantasy 7 Remake as part of Shinra’s forces to continue causing problems for our protagonists. From Final Fantasy 7, we also have a handful of comebacks. Bugenhagen, Johnny, and Zangan have already been introduced. The latter in an expanded role, as in the original game he only appeared in flashbacks and letters. Finally, the most surprising thing is the appearance of two characters from Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII: Cissnei and Professor Hojo. This fits with the surprising ending of Final Fantasy 7 Remake, and it will have us speculating about their role in the game until we can play it.
Stepping out of the territory of what some might consider spoilers, it seems that combat is going to expand compared to the previous installment. This time we will also have Treaties, which will teach us new abilities that we can unlock using skill points, and to obtain them we will have to complete side missions. In addition to synergy abilities, which will allow us to make synchronized attacks with two characters at the same time, as long as they fill their synergy bar first.
In addition, as we have left Midgar, they have confirmed that we have finally reached the open world part. And that means we are going to visit familiar places and others yet to be discovered. Costa Del Sol, Gongaga, Cosmo Canyon, Shinra Mansion, and Nibelheim five years ago are some of the places we can expect to go to. Although not the only ones. And how will we travel throughout this world? Well, just like in the original, we will do it either on a chocobo or on the ship of one of the characters introduced last December, Cid Highwind. Something that we will need, since exploring the world will lead us to the sanctuaries. Places where we can enhance our summons.
But what would Final Fantasy 7 be without minigames? Square Enix knows it and has revealed that there will be sixteen different minigames in the game. Some of them returning from Final Fantasy 7 Remake, others from the original Final Fantasy 7, and others completely new. Although our weakness has always been Fort Condor, we won’t lie to you.
Although it may seem that Square Enix has revealed everything about their game, they did the same with Final Fantasy 7 Remake and it turned out to be a game full of surprises everywhere. That’s why we have faith that this won’t be a very different case. If all this has left you wanting more, Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth will be released on February 29th exclusively for PlayStation 5.