Final Fantasy VII Rebirth official trailer reveal

"Focus on the future, not the past."

Many of us have been eagerly waiting for the next installment of the Final Fantasy VII Remake. Along with the Final Fantasy FFVII 25th anniversary, Square Enix announced not just a Crisis Core remake, but the second part of the FFVII Remake as well. Final Fantasy fans, prepare for Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, the second of three parts. Warning: major spoilers for the first part ahead!

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth returns with a mysterious timeline

As you may know from playing the first installment, the story of the remake differs from the original FFVII. Aside from expanding on the universe with additions such as AVALANCHE being much larger than a small group, the story itself seems to be changing. Throughout the game, Cloud often faces different forms of fate. In the endgame, you fight the Arbiters of Fate, suggesting the timelines separated, and the sequel trailer continues to confirm the characters are on a different path.

In the trailer, Aerith reminds us “the past is forever, but the future, even if it has been written, can be changed.” With the separating timelines, we can only speculate how much of the future the party will be able to change. We also see a clip of Sephiroth walking alongside Cloud, making us wonder if Sephiroth gets to join the party for a bit. If so, which Sephiroth will we be traveling with? The trailer is chock-full of mystery and intrigue, and we can only continue to guess where the story may lead.

Do we have a release date yet?

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth releases sometime “next winter,” indicating a 2023 release date. Unfortunately, that’s a bit far off. In the meantime, we’ll have Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion to play instead. Square Enix intends to release FFVII Rebirth on PS5 and have not indicated any other consoles. Unfortunately for PS4 users, this means it might be time to pick up a PS5 if you haven’t already. Regardless, I’m very excited to see what the next installment of the VII series will bring.

What do you think the deal with Sephiroth is? Will the timelines remain separate, or will they converge in the end? Let us know what you think of the trailer!

Erin Vieira

Writer, artist, cosplayer, D&D player, Final Fantasy lover, and Bayonetta enthusiast Erin Vieira says that although they were born amongst mortals, someday they will exist as an unknown entity of the void. There will still be video games there, of course.
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