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Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Receives New Trailer, Demo, Details

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During a special PlayStation State of Play Broadcast held earlier today, Square Enix packed a lot of content into the livestream revolving around their upcoming RPG release of Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, to be a timed exclusive for the PlayStation 5 starting 29 February 2024.

The first major announcement was that not content with just offering one demo for the game, there will be two demos released for Final Fantasy VII Rebirth. The first of these – titled “Fall of a Hero in Nibelheim” – is available right now, giving players the opportunity to dive straight into the opening chapter of the game. Specifically, it covers an extended flashback section, as Cloud Strife recalls an earlier mission during his time with SOLDIER – the Nibelheim incident. Taking place five years prior, players will control a younger version of Cloud and Sephiroth, as they investigate the sudden appearance of monsters in the mountains above Cloud’s hometown. When a dark truth comes to light, the course of their lives and the fate of the planet will change forever.

Come 21 February 2024, that demo will receive an update, opening another playable section entitled  “Dawn of a New Era in Junon.” In this special preview made specifically for the demo, players will be able to explore the harbor town of Junon. Square Enix has confirmed that “the Junon area featured in this demo has been altered to make the content more compact, so progress cannot be carried over to the full game”. Players who have save data will be eligible to receive the Kupo Charm and Survival Set in the full game. These players will also be able to skip past sections covered in the “Fall of a Hero in Nibelheim” demo. 

The State of Play livestream also saw the release of the final trailer for Final Fantasy VII Rebirth ahead of its release later this month. Highlighting key moments from the narrative, the trailer presents a sequence of events where the party faces various obstacles in their quest against Sephiroth’s plans, in addition to some of the environments Cloud and co will traverse, a variety of mini-games available to players including 3D brawler, Chocobo Racing and G-Bike, the return of characters such as Zack Fair and Roche, and the game’s battle system which builds upon that of Final Fantasy VII Remake. You can watch the full trailer above.

Furthermore, the State of Play provided a cornucopia of previews and new information on a variety of gameplay features – from the new World Map, different methods of traversal, mini-games, side-contents, dialogue, character skill trees and more. You can dive into these through the screenshots and artwork below, and also the almost 20 minutes of gameplay footage shared above.

Developed by Square Enix and directly following on from Final Fantasy VII Remake, Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is set to launch exclusively on the PlayStation 5 starting 29 February 2024.

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