Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth is set to feature over 100 hours of content, oh my
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Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is the highly anticipated sequel to Final Fantasy VII Remake which was released in 2019, and the follow-up is merely months away.
2019’s Final Fantasy VII is the remake of the beloved classic that was originally released for the PlayStation all the way back in 1997. However, when the remake arrived 22 years later, it was such a big project that it had to be split into two games.
Check out the latest Final Fantasy VII Rebirth trailer below!
The development of Final Fantasy VII Rebirth began in November 2019 before the release of FFVII Remake but wasn't actually announced to the world until June 2022. So since that time, fans have been wondering when the second part of the highly anticipated remake would arrive. We knew that it would launch sometime during early 2024, but we never had an exact date. That was until now.
“The action-packed trailer features iconic characters Cloud, Aerith, Barret and Tifa in a sci-fi and fantasy-inspired world teeming with danger at every turn,” reads the description of the game. “The unlikely heroes join forces with new playable companions, including Yuffie, a member of Wutai’s elite corps of ninja operatives, Red XIII, a beast with a flaming tail who offers words of wisdom to Cloud’s party from time to time, and Cait Sith, a wisecracking, feline-shaped robot often seen poised atop his big moogle pal, to hunt down Sephiroth, the one-winged angel bent on ruling the planet.”
During this week’s State of Play event, we were not only treated to a gorgeous new trailer, but the game's release date was also announced. Following the release date reveal, we’ve since learned that Final Fantasy VII Rebirth will apparently feature nearly 100 hours of content.
The 100-hour time estimate might not come as a surprise to those who have finished Final Fantasy VII Remake in its entirety. According to HowLongToBeat.com, it can take in excess of 86 hours for completionists to experience everything that FFVII Remake has to offer. So it makes sense that Rebirth being a sequel would offer even more content than its predecessor.
Final Fantasy VII Remake producer Yoshinori Kitase, director Naoki Hamaguchi, and creative director Tetsuya Nomura released a series of tweets detailing what to expect in the upcoming game. During the three-part tweet, Hamaguchi not only teased fans with “free exploration” of the map but also “nearly 100 hours of adventure awaits.”
In related news, it’s been revealed that Final Fantasy VII Rebirth has a very short window of PlayStation 5 exclusivity, so could an Xbox Series X|S release of both parts of the remake finally be on the way? Only time will tell. In other news, unfortunately, Square Enix has lost a reported $2 billion in value despite the launch of Final Fantasy XVI.
For now, at least, Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is exclusive to PlayStation 5 and has a release date of 29 February 2024.