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Today, We Get Rebirthed: The Final Fantasy VII Stream Recap


Final Fantasy VII
Well, I think we all got what we wanted there, yes? Short and sweet as promised, today's stream clocked in at just under fifteen minutes long but included a bucket of Final Fantasy VII detail. The stream led a montage of clips from Remake and Intergrade, with the announcement of a release on Steam tomorrow, June 17, with Steam Deck compatibility. They followed with an introduction from Yoshinori Kitase, and a bit of merch.

The merch shown was not groundbreaking by and large, though I think it's the first time I've seen the jewelry they showed. A Compilation of Final Fantasy VII vinyl album looked new to me, too, and it's planned for release this August as well as a special CD album and streaming playlists.

Kitase followed up with a brief video of the upcoming third season of The First Soldier, the Final Fantasy VII battle royale mobile fighter. Like every seasonal game in the genre, there's new content coming. That was followed by a moderately long look at Ever Crisis, the mobile game that runs through the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII in a new way. It's kind of hard to describe what I think this game is going to be exactly, as it styles things a little differently in various clips, but it appears to be a Final Fantasy VII version of the Final Fantasy XV game released for Switch, where everything was a bit simplified and a lot more chibi to present the plot to a new audience. It's coming for a closed beta sometime in 2022 for both iOS and Android.

Kitase returned again to lead into the first truly big news of the stream, a remaster of Crisis Core. To me, you can obviously see it's not a full remake, as the graphical quality doesn't look like it got the full Final Fantasy VII Remake treatment; that said, it's hard to say how much of that might be due to the stream itself. We should see some stills very soon. Called "Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core Reunion," it's going from official announcement today, in June, to a targeted release in "this Winter" across all current consoles and Steam.

Then, finally, one more lead-in from Kitase to give us what I called last week: Final Fantasy VII is getting its next part in Winter 2023. It's now called "Rebirth," meaning that "Remake" has been retired as the name for solely the first part; and, as has been widely considered, it's the second part of a trilogy. The third part is as yet un-named (may I suggest "Resolution?") and of course has nothing resembling a release window, so for now we will have to content ourselves on part two. This new episode looks like it's going to go heavy into Cloud's mental troubles as depicted in the middle part of the original, with a lot of content that feels like misdirection in the voiceovers from Aerith, Cloud, and Tifa, subtitles asking "What is Fact and What is Fiction?," and very brief glimpses of Meteor and... well, you all know the scene. Of course, it's releasing only for PlayStation 5 at launch. Kitase, along with confirming the name and the trilogy, mentioned that the team is still "hard at work" on Rebirth.

And that was it - I have to say it's probably everything we wanted and expected from 15 quick minutes. I no longer lament the loss of E3. Here's the video if you missed it:

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Glenn Magus HarveyComment 1: 2022-06-18 06:23
Glenn Magus Harvey I was about to ask about the names.

If Remake is the first part and Rebirth is the second, then what's Intergrade?
Rangers51Comment 2: 2022-06-18 20:05
Rangers51
Quote (Glenn Magus Harvey @ 18th June 2022 00:23)
If Remake is the first part and Rebirth is the second, then what's Intergrade?

I'm not sure if this is a riddle or not! smile.gif

Intergrade is the DLC/add-on/what have you that added in a new storyline for Yuffie that was not covered in the original FF7 or any of the rest of the Compilation. I haven't gotten to play it yet because I don't have a PS5 and I wouldn't buy the whole game again at full price to get it on PC, so maybe someone else can give more detail than that.
NinjaViet86Comment 3: 2022-06-30 13:25
NinjaViet86 I bet next DLC will be about Vincent! thumbup.gif
Glenn Magus HarveyComment 4: 2022-07-10 00:49
Glenn Magus Harvey
Quote (Rangers51 @ 18th June 2022 15:05)
Quote (Glenn Magus Harvey @ 18th June 2022 00:23)
If Remake is the first part and Rebirth is the second, then what's Intergrade?

I'm not sure if this is a riddle or not! smile.gif

Intergrade is the DLC/add-on/what have you that added in a new storyline for Yuffie that was not covered in the original FF7 or any of the rest of the Compilation. I haven't gotten to play it yet because I don't have a PS5 and I wouldn't buy the whole game again at full price to get it on PC, so maybe someone else can give more detail than that.

Haha, I was genuinely confused.

Thanks for clearing that up.
StiltzkinComment 5: 2022-07-29 07:35
Stiltzkin
Quote (Rangers51 @ 17th June 2022 00:01)
The third part is as yet un-named (may I suggest "Resolution?")

Reunion!

Or at least, I'd have been fairly confident of this if it wasn't used for the name of the crisis core remaster.
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