Sephiroth, the main antagonist of Final Fantasy VII, will have an expanded role in the upcoming remake sequel, Final Fantasy VII Rebirth. While Sephiroth was completely absent from the opening Midgar section of the original game, Remake managed to bolster his presence by including him in visions and even as an entire boss fight. However, Rebirth will also give plenty of time to the one-winged angel.
Square Enix producer Yoshinori Kitase recently told Game Informer that Sephiroth will have a much larger role to play in the events of Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, similar to how the original game expanded the character once players stepped out of Midgar and into the massive overworld.
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Kitase’s comment on Sephiroth’s greater presence in Rebirth reads:
“Remake covers your encounter with Sephiroth, and now within Rebirth, we wanted to make Sephiroth this very clear antagonist and target for the characters to go and pursue through their journey.”
Sephiroth played a pivotal role in Final Fantasy VII Remake, though he wasn’t the central villain as that spot was filled by the Shinra Corporation and President Shinra. However, with Midgar behind Cloud and the crew, it sounds like Sephiroth will become the main focus again.
Square Enix has revealed some interesting details and information about Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, which is arguably the most anticipated release of 2024. The main quest will take players around 40-50 hours to complete, though the publisher stressed that if players want to experience everything that the game has to offer, it will take over 100 hours. However, the open-world aspect of the game won’t be “go anywhere and do anything from the start” as players will likely have to go through a lengthy opening section first before being let free.
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.
Source: Game Informer