At the State of Play from last night, Square Enix released a new trailer for Final Fantasy VII Rebirth for PS5 and confirmed its release date. Final Fantasy VII Rebirth releases in February 2024 for PS5 and will ship on 2 discs physically, with the digital edition pre-order including Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade at no additional cost. Square Enix recently confirmed that this can be played without having played Final Fantasy VII Remake. Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is the second game in the Final Fantasy VII Remake project retelling the story of Final Fantasy VII over three games. Watch the Final Fantasy VII Rebirth release date trailer below:

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth gameplay screenshots on PS5

Check out the new Final Fantasy VII Rebirth PS5 screenshots below:

Square Enix also released messages from Yoshinori Kitase (Producer), Naoki Hamaguchi (Director), and Tetsuya Nomura (Creative Director) on the game. They are below:

“FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH has been set for release on February 29, 2024. This second installment of the FINAL FANTASY VII remake project will feature elements from the previous game, as well as greatly enhanced features such as the vast world map to explore and synergy abilities with party members. The story will unfold more dramatically than ever before, with a rapid pace of major twists and turns. We know fans are dying to see one scene in particular…FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH can be enjoyed on its own as a standalone adventure, with the party leaving Midgar to explore the wide world beyond. But for those wishing to deepen their understanding of the story, a recap of the previous game will also be provided. We hope that both fans and those who have never played FINAL FANTASY before will enjoy this game.” -Yoshinori Kitase, Producer

“We are finally able to announce the release date to all of you! We have been working tirelessly on FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH since the release of FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE, and we can’t wait for you to experience our labor of love. In this title, Cloud and his friends, who have fled Midgar, will be setting out on an adventure across an expansive world of untold adventure in pursuit of Sephiroth, the legendary SOLDIER. While the main storyline is bigger and more ambitious than the previous game’s narrative, FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH also embraces the concept of “free exploration,” with compelling stories, fun mini-games, powerful monsters and so much more to find throughout the world map. We hope you will explore this world in great detail, as nearly 100 hours of adventure await. We hope you will take this new FINAL FANTASY game experience in your own hands to enjoy.” -Naoki Hamaguchi, Director

“This is the second title of a trilogy, and covers between the start of the journey outside Midgar to the midpoint of the original FINAL FANTASY VII. If FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE was an introduction to the world and a preparation for this journey, FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH serves as an illustration of the incidents that started the journey, an exploration of the people tied to it, and the journey itself, heading toward its climax. Many elements were carefully selected for this title and because this is a series, we have the unique opportunity to review and incorporate feedback from the previous title, such as by increasing the number of characters. I am sure that the bar for the next work will be raised even higher now that we have included so many spectacular elements in this work, but even so, the entire team continues to work diligently and without compromise on its development. There is also the looming question of what fate awaits. Whether you have experienced the original title or will embark on this adventure with fresh eyes, we hope you will face the ending of this work on your own terms.” -Tetsuya Nomura, Creative Director

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth exclusivity period

The trailer above ends with a confirmation that Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is PS5 exclusive for 3 months.

Ahead of the Final Fantasy VII Rebirth release date, read our Final Fantasy VII Remake PS4 review here and my PS5 review of Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade here. Check out the official website here. 

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth releases on February 29, 2024 for PS5.

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