Final Fantasy VII Rebirth's State of Play gets Final Trailer and gameplay deep dive; demo out now

With Final Fantasy VII Rebirth just weeks away, Square Enix is pulling out all the stops with one last State of Play before the PlayStation 5 sequel to 2020’s Final Fantasy VII Remake takes center stage. The broadcast runs about 20 minutes in length and features a wide range of content that could be considered spoilers, so if you’d rather go in blind, this is your warning to turn back now.

Otherwise, the video breaks out with a new, Final trailer, detailing more of Cloud’s journey in Rebirth than we’ve seen up until now. For FFVII fans, there’s many familiar scenes on display, and some that have us scratching our heads as to just what they could be about. It’s clear the gloves are off with regards to hiding much of this game past the opening hours.

Final Trailer (English)

Final Trailer (Japanese)

The rest of the broadcast time was dedicated to a large overview of what Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is going to offer. Aside from its status as a sequel, we’re given a look at the various regions across the world map such as the Grasslands, Corel Region, Junon, Gongaga, and more. We also get further looks at many of the minigames available in Rebirth such as the Gold Saucer itself, Queen’s Blood, G-Bike, and other familiar mainstays from Final Fantasy VII.

Other than that, Rebirth will have two graphics modes – Graphics or Performance, with the latter prioritizing framerate over resolution. There’s also plenty of character scenes and a note about the soundtrack having familiar tracks, and over 400 new pieces of music to enjoy during your playthrough.

Fans who can’t wait can get their hands on a playable demo starting today. Available through the PlayStation Store, the demo features the Nibelheim episode that forms the opening chapter of the game’s story, as well as a segment of Junon that explores the open world that will unlock on February 21. Those who have save data from said demo can unlock a kupo charm and adventuring items set with the full game release.

The full State of Play broadcast can also be viewed here. Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is out for PlayStation 5 on February 29.

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