Final Fantasy VII Rebirth scenario writer Kazushige Nojima has urged fans to stop asking him to kill off certain characters in the upcoming RPG sequel. Rebirth will be a direct follow-up to 2020’s Final Fantasy VII Remake and continue Square Enix’s attempt to remake the entire original game across three parts. Naturally, fans already know that specific character deaths are on the way, though it hasn’t stopped them from messaging Nojima about potentially killing off a few more.
Harnessing their inner George R.R. Martin, fans have frequently messaged Nojima asking him to kill off characters in Final Fantasy VII Rebirth and future installments. The writer took to Twitter/X to urge fans to stop messaging him about deleting characters from the story. “Every character is written with love,” wrote Nojima. “You’re free to have any opinions or thoughts, but please stop sending me comments like I should delete that character or even kill them. I don’t want to block or mute too much, and I don’t want to lock [my account].”
Mild spoiler warning ahead: the original Final Fantasy VII features plenty of character deaths across its expansive story and we even saw some happen in Final Fantasy VII Remake. That said, Rebirth marks a pivotal turning point in the game’s narrative that sees a specific beloved character killed off in one of the most tragic deaths in video game history – something that fans either want replicated in Rebirth or want replaced with another character, it seems.
Since Remake‘s ending set up the potential for the trilogy to veer off in different directions, it’s possible that events from the original game may not play out exactly the same way in Rebirth. Nojima seems to be very well-aware of this and has now asked fans to stop throwing ideas at him about characters to potentially kill off in the next game or possibly in the third and final entry in the trilogy.
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.
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