Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis trailer shows off young Sephiroth ahead of launch

Gearing up for a September 7 release

Final Fantasy VII Ever Crisis Young Sephiroth trailer

In the vast world of Square Enix gacha games, Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis is undoubtedly one of them. The Final Fantasy VII mobile spinoff has attracted ample curiosity since its original announcement, given that it aims to functionally remake the original game alongside the “compilation of” titles. But with Ever Crisis’ latest trailer, Square Enix reminds us that the upcoming RPG will add some new lore too.

The big feature here is CG footage of an undoubtedly boyish-looking Sephiroth. With the text “We still don’t know Sephiroth” flashing on the screen, it appears we might see a more heroic side of the iconic Final Fantasy villain. Take a look for yourself.

The crisis of playing Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis

Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis comes at an interesting time in the mobile game market. Ever since MiHoYo blew everyone’s minds with Genshin Impact, the bar for free-to-play titles on the platform has exponentially increased. To Square Enix’s credit, they have put out some bangers since then. Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent is a legitimately good RPG, with a remarkable lack of FOMO by market standards.

On the other hand, Square Enix has also developed a reputation for axing titles the minute they stop becoming profitable. Final Fantasy VII: The First Solider went offline shortly after a year, and titles like Echoes of Mana and Final Fantasy Record Keeper have recently seen shutdowns. It’s one of those things that comes with the free-to-play territory, unfortunately.

As for Ever Crisis, our own Eric “Beefy Buster Sword” Van Allen tested it during Summer Games Fest 2023. It seems like there’s definitely something here for Final Fantasy VII fans, even if the combat looks basic. For my part, I’m worried that Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis will just be “a gacha,” albeit with some sick fanservice and visuals. It’ll at least be worth a curious look, though. I know I always like to have a go-to game on my phone to pass the time while waiting for Dentist appointments.

Either way, all will be revealed soon when Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis launches for mobile devices on September 7. Pre-registration is live now.

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