Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Will Feature New Affection System for Gold Saucer, Shaped by Story & Side Content

In an interview with outlet Gamer Santai, Final Fantasy VII Rebirth director Naoki Hamaguchi confirmed that the game will feature a new affection system for the Gold Saucer date scene.

In particular, specific actions done throughout the main story and side content accessible from the world map will influence character affection, all for the high player expectations set forth by the Gold Saucer date event.

The original Final Fantasy VII featured an affection system for Gold Saucer, too. Still, it seems like it’ll be significantly expanded here, so we’re excited to see how this mechanic is explored.

In case you missed it, check out our full preview of Final Fantasy VII Rebirth.

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.

Check out our latest coverage for additional details.

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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