Square Enix has officially announced a Final Fantasy VII 25th anniversary broadcast for 16 June. The event will focus on Final Fantasy VII, which released 25 years ago for PS1. However, fans believe this might also be the event where we’ll hear more news about the upcoming Final Fantasy VII Remake Part 2.
Square Enix took to social media to announce the Final Fantasy VII 25th anniversary show set to air on 16 June at 3PM PT / 6PM ET or 12AM (midnight) SAST. As you might’ve suspected by the focus of the event, we’ll get a celebration of Square Enix’s legendary JRPG, Final Fantasy VII.
However, this might also be the event where Square Enix showcases the second part of its ambitious Final Fantasy VII Remake project. The first part was released in 2020 for PS4 and received critical acclaim thanks to its updated visuals, overhauled story and terrific gameplay.
The first part concluded with the main characters – Cloud, Tifa, Barrett, Red XIII and Aerith – preparing to step foot out of Midgar on a journey into the wider world in pursuit of Sephiroth. It’s unknown how many parts this remake will consist of as there’s still a large portion of the original game left to remake, but we’ll hopefully hear more about it from Square Enix at this event.
Square Enix also released the upgraded Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade, which featured a standalone adventure with one of the game’s characters, Yuffie.
In related news, Square Enix also revealed a brand new trailer for Final Fantasy XVI at the recent PlayStation State of Play event, confirming a release window of summer 2023. The game, like Final Fantasy VII Remake, will come exclusively to PlayStation, though presumably as a timed deal.
Don’t miss the Final Fantasy VII 25th anniversary celebration on 16 June 2022 at 3PM PT / 6PM ET / 12AM (midnight) SAST.