A remaster of the classic PSP title Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII is coming to consoles and PC later this year, Square Enix confirmed at the recent Final Fantasy VII 25th Anniversary. The game, officially titled Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion, will come to PS5, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch and PC.
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII originally launched in 2007 exclusively on PSP and told the story of Zack Fair, a young member of SOLDIER, before the events of the main game. It received mostly great reviews at launch and formed part of the expanded Final Fantasy VII universe alongside the animated movie, Advent Children.
Square Enix debuted a first look at Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion, showing reimagined gameplay and combat featuring Zack as well as select portions of the game. It certainly goes a bit deeper than your usual “remaster”, despite still being billed as one (when it’s honestly closer to a full remake).
The company also provided a statement on Reunion:
“Since its original release in 2007, Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII has received wide acclaim for its deep and emotional story. This new version enhances the graphics to HD and updates all of the 3D models in the game. Full voiceovers and new music arrangements present this epic tale of strife and heroism, presenting Final Fantasy VII in a brand-new light. Enjoy a more beautiful and accessible Crisis Core, going way beyond just a simple HD remaster.”
Best of all, Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion will release later this year for PS5, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch and PC. Additionally, fans can look forward to the official sequel to Final Fantasy VII Remake, titled Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, that will launch in late 2023. Check out the reveal trailer below.
Source: Square Enix