Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Reveals Theme Song Performance, “No Promises to Keep”

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Reveals Theme Song Performance, “No Promises to Keep”

During The Game Awards 2023, Square Enix revealed a new music performance video for Final Fantasy VII Rebirth featuring the theme song “No Promises to Keep.” The contents of the performance are listed below;

  • “Music: Nobuo Uematsu
  • Vocals: Loren Allred
  • Lyrics: Kazushige Nojima
  • Lyrics Translation: Ben Sabin, Matt Furda
  • Arrangement & Synthesizer Programming: Tsutomu Narita”

The official website has also been updated with official character renders and screenshots of Cid and Vincent:

New key art for the game was shared with a comment by Tetsuya Nomura, viewable below:

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“This is the first-ever showing of the key art for FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH, featuring the party members assembled together,” said Tetsuya Nomura. “While they are all facing away from the viewer, I chose to create an image that depicts each member with their own thoughts and feelings on the vast world and unknown journey they are about to embark on. I hope you will witness for yourself how they will confront the fates that await them in the journey ahead.”

Uematsu said the following about the performance:

 “As depicted in the song ‘Aerith’s Theme,’ Aerith has had a bit of an ill-fated and ephemeral impression within me. I understood from the beginning that this song is also related to Aerith, but the poignant melody from ‘Aerith’s Theme’ does not appear in this song. I wanted to depict the opposite of this, the strength at her core, hidden within Aerith’s heart. As I listened to the recording over and over again once it was finished, Aerith, who until then was a resident of a fantasy world, now began to feel like a real human being in the flesh. Loren Allred’s vocals, sometimes ephemeral and other times passionate and powerful, surely give life to the existence of Aerith. It has been a while since I’ve written a ballad that feels uniquely my own, and I’m happy to have done so. Thank you, Aerith.”

Nomura said the following:

“This video is the long version of the theme song announcement trailer that was just presented at The Game Awards. The song adds even more emotional resonance to the game, with music composed by Nobuo Uematsu, lyrics by Kazushige Nojima, and performance by Loren Allred. This time, the trailer has been edited to reflect more of the story and its characters, but there is still so much more to show, so that will be for another time.”

The following voice cast has been confirmed:

  • Cid – J. Michael Tatum
  • Dyne – Dave B. Mitchell
  • Dio – Ian James Corlett
  • Doctor Sheiran – Lloyd Sherr
  • Solemn Gus – Jonah Scott
  • Biggs – Gideon Emery

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 Final Fantasy VII Rebirth theme song performance below:

“This video is the long version of the FFVII Rebirth theme song announcement trailer shown just now at #TheGameAwards. The trailer was edited to strongly focus on the story and characters, but there is still so much more to show, so watch out for future updates.” – Tetsuya Nomura

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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