Today at Final Fantasy 7’s 25th Anniversary stream, Square Enix hit gamers with a shocking reveal. Not one, but two Final Fantasy 7 games. The first is the popular Crisis Core, now given the name Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7 Reunion. It will be released for PS4/PS5, Xbox Series S/X, Xbox One and Switch in winter of 2022.
Here is the reveal trailer for Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7 Reunion:
They also revealed the next chapter in the Final Fantasy 7: Remake franchise, giving it the name Final Fantasy 7: Rebirth. According to Square Enix, this is the second installment of what they now call a trilogy, and they are already underway on the final game. As of now, it is slated to be released next winter and will be exclusive to PS5 upon release.
Here is the reveal trailer for Final Fantasy 7: Rebirth:
Crisis Core Reunion is a bit of a surprise. Not because it was a bad game, but because of the lack of digital distribution appreciation it received. For some odd reason, it was never released digitally for the PS VITA or PS3/PS4, unlike many other PSP games. The only way to play it was to dust off the old PSP and hope it still worked. Perhaps they were just waiting for the right time to release it…10+ years later.
On the other hand, the announcement of Final Fantasy 7: Rebirth is not much of a surprise. It was inevitable that news for the second chapter of the Final Fantasy 7 Remake would surface. Gamers will now only have to wait until winter of this year to get their hands on one of the new Final Fantasy 7 games.