In a celebration video of the 25th anniversary of Final Fantasy VII, Square Enix announced the upcoming sequel to 2020’s Final Fantasy VII Remake will be part of a trilogy in the remake of the classic 1997 PlayStation game. Titled Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, the game will launch in winter 2023 as a PlayStation 5 exclusive. Rebirth will then be followed by a third and final game, which is currently untitled and not given a release window.
“Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is being designed so that people can enjoy this game whether they know the original game or not,” creative director Tetsuya Nomura said in a statement on Twitter. “In fact, new players might even enjoy starting their Final Fantasy VII journey with Final Fantasy VII Rebirth. Cloud and his friends embark on a new journey in this game, and I believe that the scenes that they witness after leaving Midgar will give players a fresh, new experience.”
To get fans excited, Nomura also shared a teaser trailer of where the adventure will take Cloud and the team next. Final Fantasy VII Remake ended on a cliffhanger as the team was leaving Midgar. And if you played the original game, you know there’s a lot of adventure left. Check out the trailer and Nomura’s statement below:
Nomura has been developing Final Fantasy games since 1991’s Final Fantasy IV. For 1997’s Final Fantasy VII, Nomura designed characters, monsters, and the turn-based battle system, and teamed with Hironobu Sakaguchi on the game’s original story. In addition, he was the director of every Kingdom Hearts title.
— FINAL FANTASY VII (@finalfantasyvii) June 16, 2022