Last night during the recent PlayStation State of Play event, Sony announced that it would host another State of Play dedicated entirely to the highly anticipated upcoming RPG, Final Fantasy VII Rebirth. It will take place on Tuesday, 6 February and focus exclusively on new content and details surrounding Square Enix’s ambitious sequel to Final Fantasy VII Remake.
“Square Enix will be sharing new gameplay details, along with exciting news you won’t want to miss,” said Sony Interactive Entertainment’s Shawne Benson during the event. It’s unclear how long the State of Play for Final Fantasy VII Rebirth will be, though we can probably expect a very deep dive into the game’s mechanics, characters, story, locations and gameplay for at least 20 minutes or more.
Final Fantasy VII Rebirth will be the second part in a planned trilogy of remakes that encompasses the original Final Fantasy VII, following 2020’s Final Fantasy VII Remake. This time, Cloud and the crew journey beyond Midgar’s borders and into the overworld in pursuit of Sephiroth, who poses a threat to the world. Meanwhile, Cloud is still dealing with his lapses in his memory, haunted by visions of the one-winged angel while Aerith’s connection to otherworldly beings could suggest a multiverse concept and new direction for the remakes.
In related news, Square Enix released a trailer for the game that catches you up on the story so far. A bunch of new screenshots also showcased two new playable characters, Yuffie and Cait Sith, along with a fiery short video that teases an epic boss fight against a giant snake and Sephiroth’s rise to power. Unfortunately, those looking forward to experiencing the various minigames from the original will be sad to know that the snowboard minigame won’t be in Rebirth.
Final Fantasy VII Rebirth launches on 29 February 2024 for PS5. Make sure you check out our South African pre-order guide and its various editions that you can pre-purchase right now. Tune into the next State of Play on 6 February at 3:30PM PT / 1:30AM CAT (7 February).