Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Now Available, Developers Share Messages

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, the highly-anticipated sequel to 2020’s Final Fantasy VII Remake and the second installment of the ongoing remake trilogy of the original Final Fantasy VII from 1997, is now available for the PlayStation 5. To celebrate the release of the game, Square Enix has released a new launch trailer that gives players a rather large glimpse into what they can expect to experience in the game’s story.

Square Enix has also shared messages from three core members of the Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth‘s development team, namely Producer Yoshinori Kitase, Director Naoki Hamaguchi, and Creative Director Tetsuya Nomura. Here are their messages:

Yoshinori Kitase, Producer

“As the director of the original FINAL FANTASY VII, I feel very proud that we were able to introduce a whole new generation to role-playing games and show so many newcomers a wider world of storytelling. Today, I?m filled with the same sense of pride when I look at what our development team has accomplished with FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH. This adventure offers rich rewards to longtime fans while welcoming in newcomers to begin their FINAL FANTASY adventure here and experience a similar sense of wonder as they would have felt in 1997. I hope that both fans and those who have never played FINAL FANTASY before will enjoy this game.”

Naoki Hamaguchi, Director

“FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH is a labor of love and our tribute to adventure – a massive world of compelling stories and our most ambitious game to date. Like those who first brought us the original FINAL FANTASY VII, we’ve reached for something that was never possible before today’s technology: a deeper portrayal of our main cast of friends, comrades and people of the Planet. By combining their powers in battle and strengthening their bonds through your choices, we hope you feel a powerful, connection with these characters and the world they inhabit.”

Tetsuya Nomura, Creative Director

“For many years, I wondered what a remake of FINAL FANTASY VII could look like. Above all else, I felt we would need to do justice to the characters and story that had become so beloved by fans around the world. FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH delivers on this vision and vastly expands upon the original title not only in the size of its world, but in the quiet moments shared by party members, where warmth, joy, sorrow and tenderness can be found. As they press on and forge deeper bonds en route to their ultimate fate, I hope you will open your heart to feel these feelings alongside them. As the second title in a trilogy, we?ve enjoyed hearing our fans feedback from the previous title and incorporating elements into FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH for a truly breathtaking follow-up. Thank you for playing our vision for a remake, in which the past is honored by the possibilities of the present to reimagine a story for future generations.”

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth is now available for the PlayStation 5.