Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Main Story Playtime Roughly 40-50 Hours, Says Director Hamaguchi

News outlet BBC has confirmed via an interview with Final Fantasy VII Rebirth director Naoki Hamaguchi that the playtime for the game is around 40 to 50 hours when just accounting for the main story. On the other hand, completonists should expect over 100 hours of content.

While the latter point was previously discussed, the length of the core plot was more of a mystery we were uncertain about, so it’s neat to have gotten clarification on that front.

This playtime is roughly similar to Final Fantasy VII Remake if one solely pursed the story there, at least according to HLTB.

Check out BBC’s coverage for additional details.

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.

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

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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Orpheus Joshua

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