Square Enix has revealed the voice actor for fan-favourite character Vincent Valentine in its highly anticipated upcoming RPG, Final Fantasy VII Rebirth. Fans will be glad to know that it’s none other than veteran voice actor Matthew Mercer, whose voice acting credits are notable in the industry.
Speaking at New York Comic Con over the weekend, Square Enix officially announced Matthew Mercer as the voice of Vincent Valentine in Final Fantasy VII Rebirth. Mercer has a very long history voice acting in numerous anime and video game projects including JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure (as Jotaro Kujo), One Piece (as Trafalgar Law), Attack on Titan (as Levi Ackerman), Yakuza: Like a Dragon (as Goro Majima), The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (as Ganondorf), Baldur’s Gate 3 (as Minsc) and perhaps most famously as Leon S. Kennedy in several Resident Evil projects.
Vincent Valentine wasn’t voiced in the original Final Fantasy VII (the whole cast wasn’t, to be fair) but well-known voice actor Steve Blum previously played the character in the 2006 spin-off action game, Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII as well as the animated movie, Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children.
Square Enix stated that Vincent will not be a playable character in Rebirth, instead serving as a hands-off support role similar to Red XIII in Remake. While Red XIII will be playable in the sequel, fans will have to wait for the third untitled entry in the Remake trilogy to directly control Mr. Valentine. In the same breath, the publisher also revealed that Zack Fair will have a lot more of a presence in Rebirth as an entire episode is dedicated to his journey in the game.
With how much content is being crammed into Rebirth, fans can expect an absolutely massive install size of around 150 GB spread across two physical discs. Square Enix promises that players will get nearly 100 hours worth of content – with the main story lasting between 40-50 hours – so there’s no question about how much we’ll be able to do in the anticipated sequel.
Final Fantasy VII Rebirth launches on 29 February 2024 for PS5.
Source: PlayStation Universe