Believe it or not, Final Fantasy VII is 25 years old today, and the classic PlayStation RPG is still being milked by Square Enix two and a half decades later.
Snark aside, it sounds like 2022 could be a big year for Cloud and company. The Japanese publisher has revealed two brand new logos for the game's 25th anniversary — featuring some lovely artwork from Tetsuya Nomura — and says "we hope you're ready for the year ahead!".
So what's Square Enix got in store? Well, that Ever Crisis mobile game is apparently going big this year, and maybe — just maybe — we get a Final Fantasy VII Remake 2 reveal. The publisher has hinted that the latter could happen, but it hasn't committed to anything just yet.
Elsewhere, aforementioned artist Nomura has teased "other" Final Fantasy VII projects — so brand new announcements might be in the pipeline.
Are you ready for yet more Final Fantasy VII? Bust out your Buster Sword in the comments section below.
Break out the champagne and NFTs!
Quite literally wasn’t around when it first released but fell in love with it when I was given my uncle’s PS2 along with a bunch of games back in ‘07 including this. Favourite section’s rather unpopularly the Great Glacier and Icicle Inn! Somewhat irritated at the way the brand has been milked over the years and the weird ass battle royale game is no different, now we’ve got another mobile game on the way and Remake was just OK. Hoping Remake 2 is a bit less Nomura.
Is that logo running on ethereum?
By all means! Loved part one. No NFTs though please and thank you Square!
I voted FF VIII (8) and FF IX (9) over than FF VII (7).
I got this for Christmas in '97. I remember it very well. I'd dabbled in other JRPGs on the SNES and stuff but I'd never sunk my teeth into one. I remember among the gamers at school - this was before gaming was cool - it was causing a big stir.
I've probably played it a dozen times or more. It's one of my all time favourite games. I might play it again now since I'm thinking about it. Put Doom Eternal off again and have another blast through FFVII.
I remember when I first saw Cloud in a gaming magazine then took said magazine to class (5th grade) to ask my friends who it was. That was how I ultimately ended up with my copy of FFVII. I'm very interested to see what announcements are in store!
I wasn't old enough to know or appreciate what Final Fantasy VII was when it first released, but once I had discovered JRPGs a few years later, I went back and played it. Masterpiece.
I first borrowed the game and the strategy guide from a friend. I remember looking at the character art and limit breaks and thinking "this is gonna be epic". Even then, nothing could have prepared me for the story and music and atmosphere and moments of that game. I went from a bro-gamer to JRPG fanatic by the end of the game. Watching the credits roll and thinking to myself, "wow, I didn't know a game could make me feel like this."
Got this day one and couldn’t get enough. Played through it entirely when a friend told me about Vincent, Yuffie, Emerald & Ruby and Knights of the Round. Immediately dug my feet in and played the whole thing over again.
It’s sad to realize how jaded we become as adults arguing about game pass and NFT’s but i know I’ll never be that excited about a video game again.
So they'll show off a trailer for FF VII Remake Part 2 with a tentative 2025 release date.
People in the comments making me feel old again
Meanwhile, the original FFVII was the first RPG game I finished and was a major factor in my English improving significantly around that time. It's remained one of my favorite games of all time and I loved the remake too.
@nessisonett You stole all the thoughts right from my head. Agree on all of that.
I was 13, and it was the first RPG I ever played.
I went through it 3 times that summer, and several more after that.
When I first played it my cousin had picked it up along with FIFA 96 when he bought the PS1, but, he didn't get a memory card.
So we would just play as far as the train graveyard once or twice a week until eventually he got the memory card.
Then I got a job at a Christmas Tree farm for a few weeks at the start of the summer until I had enough saved for PS1, FF VII, and Resi 2.
One day I was playing Micro Machines Turbo Tournament 96 on my Mega Drive, the next I was playing Resi and FF.
Never experienced a leap forward quite like that one until PSVR came along.
I remember the launch well. Me and my bro got it day 1 and it blew our minds. That said...since they are doing an FF7 anniversary....that means they'll do one for 8 and 9 too right.....?
I wasn't alive during ps1 gen but I played this a decade ago. XIII hooked me on jrpgs and VII was my next step and absolutely blew me away how deep it was for such an old game. It's a timeless classic.
@Voltan haha same here with these people aging me. FFVII is the GOAT
I was 7 when FF7 came out, it was meant to be! Favourite game of all time
I will always remember the day I played this game. I originally wanted FF8 after seeing all the trailers for it, but my dad wouldn't get it for me as it was only just released. Few weeks later he come home with this. Played it for 15mins and hated it, he told me to persist with it and the rest is history. Amazing childhood game.
I was a kid when I first played FF7. Probably a year or so after launch. There was simply nothing else like it at the time, and even though it wasn't technically my first JRPG (I'd played a couple NES JRPGs and Phantasy Star II on Genesis previously), it was the game that sold me on the genre. Quickly discovered other PS1 Classics like Breath of Fire IV, the two Lunar games, Xenogears, Legend of Legaia, etc. afterward.
It was an amazing time to be a fan of JRPGs. The PS1's lineup will never be matched.
It won't be anything to do with FF7R Part 2. That game is definitely 2024/2025. Once they kick of this Spring with the FFXVI re-reveal event, it will be all about XVI marketing-wise which I expect is a Holiday 2022 or Q1 2023 title. Yoshi P. said he won't show it again until there is a release date attached so I think Square Enix's focus will be on 16 next before pivoting to the FF7R sequel.
I wonder if Sony is thinking simply paying for timed exclusivity for PlayStation to be associated with Final Fantasy isn't enough anymore. The only real way to ensure Final Fantasy stays on PlayStation is to buy the IP or Square Enix before Microsoft, Tencent, or some other company does. Clearly, nothing is safe.
Hopefully Square Enix won't do a Konami and celebrate by selling FF7 NFTs. Jokes aside, I still need to beat the original FF7: I've played past Midgar but stopped for some reason despite enjoying it. I did play FF7 Remake a few months back when it was free which has raised my interest to play FF7 again so I can be ready for Remake Part 2 but with how long SE will take I'm probably safe for the next 3 years.
"Are you ready for yet more Final Fantasy VII?"
Honestly? no. I'm tired of hearing about FF7, it's almost like it's the only good game they put out in 35 years. Please finish the remake and let it rest, the cow has been milked enough.
IMO it's not even their best FF, and I love it.
I bought the original on PC, didn't own a Playstation (was many cd-roms). Haven't heard anything about the series but i thought the name and cover art was so cool. The game was a buggy mess on PC. Had some serious compatibility issues, wasn't able to run it properly. Thats one good thing about consoles. You don't have to worry about these things.
@Teddie-bear i think this make more sense as a Switch part-time exclusive. The first one is still pretty great though if u play it on PS Vita's screen
"has teased "other" Final Fantasy VII projects — so brand new announcements might be in the pipeline."
I hope one of those is Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Remake
Zack sporting that Joker smile.
I truly wonder how he got those scars.
I would like to see ff7 remake part 2 feature some enhanced elements/ story beats from the psp title they did... never got the chance to play it, so it'd be great to have a little dedicated to the back story with Zack, before pressing on. Especially looking forward to killing the midday zolom for the first time, again.
Must be time for Switch to get FFVII Remake Cloud Version
I remember that my mum bought FF7 for me and my siblings, it was the platinum edition and it was going for about £20 in Argos, we only picked it because it had the most discs, none of us knew anything about the game, but the description made it sound cool, it kick started my love of RPGs and squaresoft, and everytime a new FF was announced I'd buy up every magazine I could and just read all about them, I used to love FF so much and square, but their games aren't as good as they used to be, I'll still buy anything FF released on consoles though.
I just hope that the projects they are teasing are just ideas.
With KH3 finished, all attention should be on 7.2
Cloud, Zack & Sephiroth has to be a FFVII Remake part 2 announcement right? right...
Can we not have a ff7x2 with a continuation of clouds story ,120hr please with loads of minigames
I'd quite like to play through the whole remake before I die so get a f****** move on with the second part please.
I wish it was an announcement that it's coming to Xbox.
Kinda a spoiler to have Zack on the logo. I guess everyone should know the story by now after 25 years.
Ι remember when it came out and everyone was singing its praises, I kept thinking, I need to play 1-6 first to be able to follow the story. Little did I know....
Unlikely since he's doing the logo art instead of Amano.
Get ready! For a couple of phone apps and an NFT collection
With any luck they'll finally release FF7R on the Xbox for a start.
A remaster of Crisis Core would be nice. That has been locked away on the PSP for far too long (unless its part of the new streaming service....)
Ever Crisis looks cool. I am down with a decent mobile remake as its the only PS1 game that hasn't had a decent port. Even FFVIII, a game they lost most of the assets for had a decent mobile port.
They don't make them like this anymore
Can't we just enjoy the fact that we have something great like the final fantasy series and celebrate the effort and creativity that goes into it!?
Jaded Internet trolls just have to piss over everything good. And 25 years of ff7 is good and not just "milking the cow" Robert!
The comments echochamber is done with the avengers mtx bandwagon, so now it's time to ring the NFT doomsday bells. Have not been convinced of them in gaming either at this point, but reading through comments it's become so obvious how almost nobody has a clue what they're "fighting" against.
Being patient for Ever Crisis.
@ShogunRok a young one!
@dimi Myst had, what? Seven discs?
FF VIII had four
Still remember my older brother getting a shot of this not understanding what to do then handing me the controller and never getting it back! Easily one of my favourites from back then. Lost interest in the series about a decade ago but still love going back to the classics. But Hell I'd take a crisis core and dirge of Cerberus remaster. But I'm sure it'll be a remake part 2 and umpteen other mobile games.
Please Insert Disc 2
@Voltan @Master_Shake @johncalmc @Shepherd_Tallon Same here, FF7 was what finally hooked me into the world of RPGs.
I had never played any before that, took my breath away with the deep story and combat/gameplay.
@nookie_egg @vapidwolf1 @themightyant @Boldfoxrd @J2theEzzo @Sam_ATLUS @jmac1686 @Uncharted2007 I'm honestly just expecting a short teaser video to accompany a full/official announcement that Part 2 is in full production by now.
I'd rather they not attach a release date, but if they do it'll prob be sometime in 2024 or later...
@RadioHedgeFund @Teddie-bear I would love to see a full blown proper remake of Crisis Core...maybe even Dirge of Cerberus too.
I know there's Ever Crisis but just not the same thing...not even close.
ff vii mobile games is all we are getting for a while. part 2 of the remake is likely more than 2 years away.
at any rate, i am old enough to have been there upon its original release in 1997. i played the game for a bit but never completed it at the time. i would eventually pre-order ff viii and that is the game that turned me into a loyal final fantasy fan. ended up completing ff ix a couple years later before finally getting to ff vii. i enjoyed it certainly, but i wish i had played it upon its release. i had already ben spoiled by chono cross and xenogears by that time so its impact wasn't as great. still, it will be remembreed as THE gateway jrpg without question. that was a special time in the gaming industry.
I truly hope they decide to finish the game off in the next game like God of war is. I don't want to be 80 when they finish it off
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