Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is set to launch early next year and continue the story established in 2020’s Final Fantasy VII Remake. As most players already know, Square Enix took a bit of creative liberty with the ending of Remake and gave fans a lot more than they bargained for out of a seemingly faithful “remake” of the original title. The publisher is now teasing that the remake trilogy will somehow “link up” to the CGI movie, Advent Children.
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children released in 2005 and was a full CG-animated movie, acting as a continuation of the original game’s story. Speaking with The Guardian in a recent interview, Final Fantasy VII Rebirth creative director Tetsuya Nomura teased that the remake trilogy project will tie into Advent Children, though didn’t state how. “If you play right through to the end, it will link up [to Advent Children] so you don’t need to worry about that,” said Nomura.
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Advent Children has become somewhat of a cult classic in the community. The movie is heavy on stylish, physics-defying action but it also attempts to give a clear resolution to many characters whose stories were left up in the air following the original game’s interpretative ending. By the sounds of things, Nomura is implying that fans can expect another open-ended climax after the trilogy is complete as it may lead directly into the events of Advent Children, though that’s just speculation on our part.
In other news, Square Enix debuted a new trailer for Final Fantasy VII Rebirth at a recent PlayStation State of Play event along with a confirmed release date. The publisher says that fans can expect an entire episode dedicated to Zack Fair in the sequel, though Vincent Valentine will not be playable. The game is not only massive in its install size, it also promises nearly 100 hours worth of content as it expands the game to an open-world setting.
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.
Source: The Guardian