Ahead of Final Fantasy VII Rebirth‘s release on February 29th, 2023, Square Enix has released a new video where Red XIII recaps the events of 2020’s Final Fantasy VII Remake. While he joins Cloud and company later on in Remake as a non-playable ally, in Rebirth he will be fully playable along with Cait Sith and Yuffie joining the party proper.
Expanding the story of the original 1997 PlayStation game, Remake follows Cloud Strife, a mercenary hired by Avalanche, an anti-Shinra resistance group who plans to blow up the mega corporation mako reactors in an attempt to save the planet from ecological catastrophe. The group is led by Barret Wallace and Cloud’s childhood friend Tifa Lockhart beckons him to help. During a mission, he crosses paths with a mysterious flower seller named Aerith, who is descended from ancient stewards of the planet, and highly prized by Shinra as a guide to the mako-rich Promised Land.
In the ensuing clash, Shinra’s past misdeeds manifest with the posthumous return of the war hero Sephiroth, who is deeply tied to Cloud’s past. Confronting him means confronting the enigma at the core of the planetary crisis, which continues in the events of the upcoming Rebirth story.
Check it out below!