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Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Unveils New Story Trailer and Release

Excitement soars among Final Fantasy enthusiasts as Square Enix delights fans with a captivating new trailer for Final Fantasy VII Rebirth. Unveiled during the highly anticipated Summer Game Fest, this trailer offers a tantalizing glimpse into the second chapter of Square Enix’s re-imagined rendition of the legendary game. Brace yourself for a mind-bending journey filled with unexpected twists and turns.

Closing out the showcase with a bang, Summer Game Fest treated Final Fantasy VII fans to an extensive preview of the sequel. From the dynamic hybrid action combat to the breathtakingly reimagined iconic scenes, Square Enix has spared no effort in crafting a visually stunning experience. Rebirth is set to launch in early 2024 and promises such an expansive adventure that it will span two discs. Players will be able to relive the infamous Nibelheim Incident and beyond, ensuring a truly immersive and worthwhile gaming experience. In fact, let’s not forget that the original Final Fantasy VII on PS1 was spread across three discs, so this continuation pays homage to its roots.

Check out the trailer below:

One particular moment from the trailer has left fans buzzing with speculation. As Tifa is struck down in the Mako Reactor, Sephiroth delivers a cryptic message that will undoubtedly linger in players’ minds for months to come. While Tifa survived this encounter in the original game, the Remake series has been known for exploring alternative scenarios and what-ifs. Rebirth takes this to the next level by hinting at the possibility of Tifa’s demise or a remarkable transformation, potentially linking her to Jenova, the alien entity that threatens the planet throughout the game.

During the 25th Anniversary livestream of Final Fantasy VII in 2022, Square Enix unveiled its ambitious plans for a trilogy of games, with the first installment being the critically acclaimed Final Fantasy VII Remake. Breaking away from the constraints of the original RPG’s timeline, Remake left fans pondering the future of the series. Now, the “first look” trailer of FFVII Rebirth has ignited fans’ imaginations with scenes of Cloud and Sephiroth in unexpected settings, along with a touching moment between Cloud and Gongaga’s beloved resident.

The Remake series goes beyond a mere remaster, introducing fresh story elements that expand upon the original 1997 plot and the rich lore explored in titles like Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII. As a result, fans have eagerly speculated about the implications of this new narrative addition on the fates of beloved characters.