Final Fantasy 7 Remake Part 2 will be coming out in winter 2023 exclusively for PS5, Square Enix has confirmed, while also sharing a new title for the second part in the trilogy. The game will be called Final Fantasy VII Rebirth.
The news came with fresh footage of the game at the Final Fantasy 7 25th anniversary celebration, with producer Yoshinori Kitase also reconfirming that the whole project will be split into three parts, with Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Rebirth and an unnamed third game – creative director Tetsuya Nomura said that some development of this third title has already begun.
With the game only confirmed for the PlayStation 5 at this point, the graphics look suitably stunning. The video showed a glimpse of Cloud, Zack and Sephiroth an area that’s been reimagined from the original title. There’s also a bit of voiceover from Aerith which hints at the reasoning for the title, as the team behind the remake expand on the story told in the original game and play around with narrative ideas that make it diverge in some ways.
Clearly aware that people really likes Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Kitase said, “Three years may feel like a long time for all the fans who are eagerly awaiting the next game, but we want to offer the best experience possible and reassure everyone that development is proceeding at an astonishingly fast pace for such a large-scale HD title.
“Making the middle part of a trilogy has its own challenges, but there are plenty of classic second instalments in the world of film that are defined by stunning story twists and deeper explorations of their characters. Often these second instalments become a favourite amongst the fans. In the same vein, we are aiming to make FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH an even more gripping and memorable experience than FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE, so please wait a little longer while we finish up.”
This wasn’t the only announcement during the 25th anniversary celebration, with a remaster of prequel game Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion coming out this year and Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade coming to Steam.
Final Fantasy VII Remake was released back in April 2020 with the Intergrade version being released in June 2021. The Intergrade version added multitude of lighting and texture enhancements, as well as new lighting, 4K output, a new difficulty level, a photo mode, and a brand new episode featuring Yuffie. With this celebration stream lasting just ten minutes it would be the perfect time to give a recap of the iconic Final Fantasy VII and at least a teaser trailer for Final Fantasy VII Remake Part 2.
In our review for Final Fantasy VII Remake, Tuffcub said, ” How do you remake one of the most beloved video games ever made? Why would you even risk it? It would be like remaking Jaws, Casablanca, or the original Star Wars film. Final Fantasy VII was a sprawling saga spanning eighty hours of memorable characters, lengthy battles, and tearful heartbreak. There is no way Square Enix could do it justice… and yet they have. An utter joy to play from start to finish, packed with memorable scenes, moustache-twirling baddies, and epic battles. The first part of Final Fantasy VII Remake isn’t just polished, it’s opulent.”
You can read the full Final Fantasy VII Remake review here. If you have the game and fancy tackling it on hard difficulty then help is at hand. Go and check out our guide on how to beat Final Fantasy VII Remake on hard mode.