Tetsuya Nomura Provides Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade, Ever Crisis Info
Square Enix’s Tetsuya Nomura recently took part in an interview with Famitsu. During the interview he provided some additional details about the recently-announced Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade, Final Fantasy VII The First Soldier, and Final Fantasy VII Ever Crisis.
Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade is the upcoming PlayStation 5 version of Final Fantasy VII Remake and will launch on June 10, 2021. It features a new story following Wutai ninja Yuffie Kisaragi and her partner Sonon Kusakabe. Tetsuya Nomura revealed that Yuffie will be the only playable character during the story, though Sonon can follow her instructions. Yuffie’s section will also include new materia and summons not present in the main game. There are currently no plans for further downloadable content for the game, with the development team having fully transitioned to the second game in the remake.
Final Fantasy VII The First Soldier is an online battle royale game set before the events of Final Fantasy VII. It sees players controlling SOLDIER candidates and will launch for iOS and Android in 2021. The game is designed to attract new players to Final Fantasy VII, with its producer being a heavy player of battle royale games. It will feature different combat styles, with advantages conferred for concentrating on a particular style, though details are yet to be revealed.
Final Fantasy VII Ever Crisis is a single-player title that covers the events of the entire Compilation of Final Fantasy VII, including the original Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, Before Crisis: Final Fantasy VII, Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII, and Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII. Final Fantasy VII Ever Crisis is set to launch for iOS and Android in 2022. The game and the individual chapters will be free, with microtransactions coming in the form of weapon loot boxes. The original Final Fantasy VII section will last around ten chapters, with the “Escape from Midgar” section covering three chapters.
Ever Crisis will include some new content, including a chapter covering the story behind The First Soldier. It will also feature a new mode that lets players select their own non-canon party for special dungeons and battles, such as Aerith battling the Guard Scorpion. Tetsuya Nomura noted that Ever Crisis is not designed to replace the Compilation titles, but rather offer a convenient way to touch on their events. Ever Crisis will include new arrangements for its music, with the graphics deliberately designed to be evocative of the original Final Fantasy VII.