Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth Will End At The Forgotten Capital

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Last week, Square Enix delivered our best look yet at Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth at PlayStation’s State of Play.

Details have trickled out since then, confirming fan-favourite Vincent Valentine appears in some capacity, plus an abundance of minigames and familiar locations from the OG Final Fantasy 7.

However, a specific piece of information on the PlayStation Blog is of note. Creative Director Tetsuya Nomura joined a Q&A session where he revealed that Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth chronicles the events from the end of Midgar to the Forgotten Capital.

“We have mentioned this a few times before, but the order in which you can explore the locations is not the same as the original Final Fantasy 7, and there are some shifts in the order. For example, Wutai, one of the major locations, is not part of the route in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth and will be visited in the next one. Although there are some changes in the order of the locations, the locations depicted in this title extend up to “The Forgotten Capital,” where the greatest fate of Final Fantasy 7 awaits you.”

Without delving into spoilers, the Forgotten Capital is a section where Cloud and his party chase a friendly face that decides to take it upon themselves to stop the impending summoning of Meteor. Things do not go well, and the section is where millions of fans experienced a traumatizing event in video game history.

Final Fantasy 7Rebirth launches on PlayStation 5 on February 29, 2024. There is a Collector’s Edition with extra items and a Sephiroth statue.