As part of the September 14, 2023 State of Play, Sony has revealed the release date for the anticipated Final Fantasy VII: Rebirth. It will be releasing on PS5 February 29, 2024. Just a little under four years since the release of Final Fantasy VII: Remake.
The announcement comes with a new trailer that shows a nice mix of old and new. Vincent shows up, but we only see the back of his really epic mullet. We get a peak at Junon, which is looking pretty fly. Tifa also mentions weapons, the optional bosses from the original version. The Golden Saucer makes an appearance alongside Chocobo Racing.
Cloud rides around on a Segway while wearing a pastel-colored polo shirt. I don’t remember that happening in the PS1 title, but my memory is more perforated than a tea bag. There’s a bunch of other stuff that happens, but I don’t want to say anything confidently in case I just imagined it.
It’s some good stuff, nonetheless. I always felt that Final Fantasy VII got a lot of mileage out of its style, even when the story was sometimes a bit lacking. The remakes go a long way in preserving that while also making the world feel a bit more grounded.
Final Fantasy VII: Rebirth launches on PS5 on February 29, 2024.