Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is the Most Confident Director Naoki Hamaguchi Has Been in a Game

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is the Most Confident Director Naoki Hamaguchi Has Been in a Game

A notable comment was mentioned in the most recent episode of The Game Informer Show, discussing the outlet’s cover story on the upcoming Square Enix-developed JRPG Final Fantasy VII Rebirth.

Director Naoki Hamaguchi has described Final Fantasy VII Rebirth as the most confident he has ever been in a game. According to the podcast, Hamaguchi believes fans are going to lose their minds, with there being a particular moment that had the staff in awe. 

Further, Fort Condor has been confirmed to be in the game, but the extent of its depiction has not been clarified. 

For those unaware, the Fort Condor minigame was reimagined in the Final Fantasy VII Remake Episode INTERmission Yuffie DLC. However, the Fort Condor area itself was not visitable since the entirety of Remake was contained within Midgar, so it’s unclear whether the actual Fort Condor location will have the minigame or it’ll simply be present for narrative purposes. 

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is the sequel to the first entry in this ongoing Final Fantasy VII Remake trilogy effort. This new entry is far more ambitious than the first, set to occur until The Forgotten Capital from the original game.

Players can look forward to playable Cait Sith and Red XIII, with Vincent also revealed, though not extensively. Gold Saucer will be a prominently featured location with plenty of minigames.

Speaking of, the Junon infiltration minigame has been significantly enhanced, with Cloud directing soldiers to form specific compositions. Further, Sephiroth will be playable during the Nibelheim flashback. Combat has undergone a shakeup, with new synergy attacks utilizing multiple party members, and Red XIII has a unique revenge gauge mechanic.

You can view the full episode of The Game Informer Show that partially delves into Final Fantasy VII Rebirth below:

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth will launch for PlayStation 5 on February 29, 2024, on two discs.

View our extensive coverage of this upcoming title.

Pre-ordering the game digitally will grant the Moogle Trio Summoning Materia. Further, carrying over save data from Final Fantasy VII Remake will give the Leviathan Summon Materia, while carrying over save data from the Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade Yuffie episode will grant the Ramuh Summon Materia.

Final Fantasy VII Remake is available on PlayStation 4, with Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade, which includes the Yuffie episode, available on PlayStation 5 and PC.

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