Here’s What We Saw At Final Fantasy VII 25th Anniversary Celebration Livestream
This year marks the 25th anniversary of one of the most important games of all time — Final Fantasy VII. In the lead-up to the event, Square mentioned today would include roughly 10 minutes of updates surrounding the numbered title. To many, Final Fantasy VII is one of the first RPGs they experienced and the first game they care to love and care for the characters. To others, it’s been a therapeutic outlet, something to help people get through a tough spot.
Today Square Enix celebrates the legacy and importance of Final Fantasy VII. Here’s what we saw.
Square Enix took us through tons of new merchandise coming over the next several months that will be available on the Square Enix Store including a Buster Sword alarm clock, new Play Arts Kai figures, new Static Arts figures, and new accessories, and more.
Next, we see how the third season of Final Fantasy VII The First Soldier is going with the new class the Machinist being added to the roster, a mix of the gameplay.
Following that, we got a new look at Ever Crisis: Final Fantasy VII which looks like it includes the prequel Crisis Core and also the main Final Fantasy VII story. The mobile remake mixes the newer graphical style with a chibi look that works well. We see Sephiroth attack Nibelheim, the encounter at the Mako Reactor and some sort of oddity happening as Sephiroth’s iconic look back to the camera changes to a possible new character.
Square Enix says a closed beta is coming later this year to iOS and Android.
And then… Zack Fair appears in his Remake form and it looks like a complete remake of Crisis Core using an upgrade DMW system! The remake is called Crisis Core—Final Fantasy VII—Reunion and will be available this Winter.
The last video we saw was a preview of Final Fantasy VII Remake Rebirth. We get our first look at the world outside of Midgar and it shows Cloud walking with a figment of Sephiroth talking about the alternate reality in which Aerith died.
Of course, that’s all speculation and we’ll have to wait until next Winter to find out what the hell is happening.