Ultimate Fantasy 7 Remake half 2 was lastly confirmed again in June for an preliminary winter 2023 launch, however there are questions concerning the FF7 Rebirth story. In keeping with Sq. Enix, the “axis of the story” will stay unchanged from the basic JRPG recreation, however there will probably be new twists to make it “a recent new expertise.”

Anybody who performed the wonderful Ultimate Fantasy 7 Remake is aware of that strictly talking, it is not a full remake of the unique RPG recreation – as whereas the plot follows the identical beats, the story goes off in some wildly completely different instructions. Followers, due to this fact, have puzzled how the subsequent chapter will deal with issues.

In keeping with a brand new interview at Gamer JP (translated by @aitaikimochi on Twitter) with director Tetsuya Nomura, the “axis of the story” in FF7 Rebirth “is not going to change from the unique recreation.” The staff’s purpose is that will probably be a “new expertise with new developments” like with Remake, and that “gamers new and outdated will be capable of take pleasure in this story.”

Nomura confirms that Rebirth will lead with “the thriller of Nibelheim” – Cloud and Tifa’s hometown – however the problem the staff has is to maintain some thriller for returning gamers with out deviating an excessive amount of from the unique plot. “Merely remaking the sport with higher graphics wouldn’t make sense.”

Producer Yoshinori Kitase confirms that the FF7 staff “did not just like the considered merely simply remaking Ultimate Fantasy VII.” As a substitute, Sq. Enix hopes Rebirth will provide one thing new gamers “can play and luxuriate in” and returning gamers can “even have a recent new expertise as nicely.”

Gamer JP additionally had an interview with Nomura, Kitase, and Satou concerning FF7 Rebirth and CCFF7R.

This is an excerpt the place Nomura addresses the “new experiences and new developments” of FF7 Rebirth and the way it will comply with the identical “axis” of the OG. #FF7R pic.twitter.com/ajxRu22dAi

— ☆オードリーAudrey☆ (@aitaikimochi) July 10, 2022

Given how well-liked Ultimate Fantasy 7 Remake has been on Steam since its launch, hopefully the PC model of Rebirth will comply with quickly after the console model.

Coming to PC first is a remake of Ultimate Fantasy VII prequel title Disaster Core in late 2022. Nevertheless, Sq. Enix has “no plans” for a remake of the opposite main FF7 spin-off, Dirge of Cerberus, presently.

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