At PlayStation’s ‘State of Play’ broadcast today, a new Final Fantasy VII Rebirth trailer was shown off featuring new scenes and locations from the follow-up to 2020’s Final Fantasy VII Remake. The game is the second installment in a three-part series that plans to expand the world of the original PlayStation RPG.
Currently, Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is announced for PlayStation 5, but a PC version has not been formally revealed at this time.
We’ve also learned the launch date is set for Feburary 29th, 2023.
Update #1: Staff from the game added shared their thoughts in new statements posted to social media, which you can read below.
Update #2: New screenshots, character art, and key art have been added below.
“Final Fantasy VII Rebirth has been set for release on February 29th, 2024. This second installment of the Final Fantasy VII remake project will feature elements from the previous game, as well as greatly enhanced features such as the vast world map to explore and synergy abilities with party members. The story will unfold more dramatically than ever before, with a rapid pace of major twists and turns. We know fans are dying to see one scene in particular…
Final Fantasy VII Rebirth can be enjoyed on its own as a standalone adventure, with the party leaving Midgar to explore the wide world beyond. But for those wishing to deepen their understanding of the story, a recap of the previous game will also be provided.
We hope that both fans and those who have never played Final Fantasy before will enjoy this game.”
We are finally able to announce the release date to all of you! We have been working tirelessly on Final Fantasy VII Rebirth since the release of Final Fantasy VII Remake, and we can’t wait for you to experience our labor of love. In this title, Cloud and his friends, who have fled Midgar, will be setting out on an adventure across an expansive world of untold adventure in pursuit of Sephiroth.
While the main storyline is bigger and more ambitious than the previous game’s narrative, Final Fantasy VII Rebirth also embraces the concept of “free exploration,” with compelling stories, fun mini-games, powerful monsters, and so much more to find throughout the world map. We hope you will explore this world in great detail, as nearly 100 hours of adventure awaits.
We hope you will take this new Final Fantasy game experience into your own hands to enjoy.
This is the second title of a trilogy, and covers between the start of the journey outside Midgar to the midpoint of the original Final Fantasy VII. If Final Fantasy VII Remake was an introduction to the world and a preparation for this journey, Final Fantasy VII Rebirth serves as an illustration of the incidents that started the journey, and exploration of the people tited to it, and the journey itself, heading toward its climax. Many elements were carefully slected for this title and because this is a series, we have the unique opportunity to review and incorporate feeedback from the previous title, such as increasing the number of characters. I am sure that the bar for the next work will be raised even higher now that we have included so many spectacular elements in this work, but even so, the entire team continues to work diligently and without compromise on its development.
There is also the looming question of what fate awaits. Whether you have experienced the original title or will embark on this adventure with fresh eyes, we hope you will face the ending of this work on your own terms.