Do you remember that time you played ‘Final Fantasy VII’ on your PSX (possibly, let’s not deny it, pirated)? The excitement of finishing one disc and starting another while preserving your level, your weaponry, and your well-balanced points was something incredible. Times have changed, and now to play ‘Final Fantasy VII,’ you don’t need to change discs but buy it separately for PS5 after several years… and without data transfer.
Why do you want to load the data, haha? Greetings!
If you’ve been spending years maxing out your characters in the hope that the journey through ‘Final Fantasy VII Rebirth,’ the sequel to ‘Final Fantasy VII Remake,’ would be a breeze, think again. Despite the story continuing from the previous installment, you won’t be able to continue with your characters as they were because “each game is its own distinct entry.”
Naoki Hamaguchi, the director of this sequel, explained: “The balance of each game is done independently, and players’ levels and abilities will not carry over from one game to the next.” It’s worth noting that, even though fans have been thinking for years about how to breeze through ‘Final Fantasy VII Rebirth,’ it actually makes sense that after defeating high-level enemies, you can’t start from scratch again.
But if you played the first part back in 2020, Square Enix has a few things for you: if you have saved data from that, you’ll have Materia to summon Leviathan. If you also have data from ‘Intermission,’ you’ll get Materia to do the same with Ramuh. Of course, this saved data must be on your PS5 when you insert the ‘Rebirth’ disc, or else we’re in trouble.
We remind you that this second installment of the remake will be released on February 29, 2024, and there will still be one more part to complete the trilogy in the midst of a chaotic time for the developer. After that, will the remake of ‘Final Fantasy VIII’ come? Hopefully.