Square Enix Trademarks “Ever Crisis” and “The First Soldier” in Japan

Square Enix has filed 3 recent trademarks relating to Final Fantasy VII, with two of these particular trademarks being particularly thought-provoking.

Ever Crisis,” “The First Soldier,” and the Shinra logo have all been trademarked by Square Enix in Japan. The Shinra logo is not all too surprising, as it represents the iconic Shinra Electric Power Company in Final Fantasy VII. The former 2 trademarks, however, merit some discussion.

“Ever Crisis” has a similar naming convention to Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII and Before Crisis: Final Fantasy VII. The former was a 2007 PSP game that acted as a prequel to the original Final Fantasy VII, while the latter was a 2004 mobile phone game that takes place even before Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII.

So with that being said, “Ever Crisis” could be hinting towards a remaster of one, or both prior titles for modern systems, which would be rather incredible, to say the least. The name could also be the subtitle for the second installment of Final Fantasy VII Remake. It could also be completely unaffiliated with any of these titles and correlate to a completely different subject matter. We really do not know.

“The First Soldier” is a bit more of an unknown than “Ever Crisis,” but some conclusions can be drawn from the name alone. First Soldier could correlate to 1st class Soldiers in Final Fantasy VII, the group’s highest class, for instance.

Either way, it is safe to assume we will be receiving some manner of Final Fantasy VII news this year, though the extents of which are an obvious series of question marks.

Credit to Gematsu for the information on this news.

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Orpheus Joshua

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