Final Fantasy 7 is by far the most popular Final Fantasy game that Square Enix has ever published, and for good reason. The mixture of deep characters, brilliant gameplay and an engrossing story and world grasped the gaming collective. Recently Square Enix announced a Crisis Core remaster, a sequel to 2020’s Final Fantasy VII Remake and a compilation of all the original Final Fantasy VII timeline called Final Fantasy 7: Ever Crisis.
What is Final Fantasy 7: Ever Crisis?
Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis is planned to be released in monthly episodic instalments and will retell the Compilation Of Final Fantasy VII. This includes the original Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, Final Fantasy VII: Before Crisis, Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core and Final Fantasy VII: Dirge Of Cerberus. The game was first announced last year and is envisioned as another remake of Final Fantasy VII that sticks closer to the original timeline, rather than taking a shot at telling something new like the Final Fantasy VII Remake trilogy. Graphically it’ll be a chibi graphical style with 2D portrait artwork. It’ll have brand new musical arrangements and the combat system will be a twist on the standard Active Time Battle system.
What Will The Game Release On & When?
The game is currently only announced as a mobile game that will be monetised using loot boxes, in order to make the game free to play. As stated by the Final Fantasy 7 Remake creative director, Tetsuya Nomura:
“The monetized element is basically loot boxes containing random weapons. Some of the special weapons also come as a set that includes new costumes that were not in the original games, adding in a new way to enjoy the story that you won’t have seen before.”
The game will also contain some original storylines such as revealing the story behind the other Final Fantasy VII mobile game, Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier.
“The events of First Soldier take place around 30 years before the FFVII main story, and go into the founding of SOLDIER, so it goes without saying that you will see some of the legendary heroes in their younger days, as well as younger versions of the future Shinra executives and other characters will will appear in the Remake sequels. The compilation titles outside of the original FFVII were not structured with the consistent overworld and battle visual design of the original game and have completely different battle systems, but I wanted to unify them all in one format for FFVII EC, while not losing the individual character of the different games.”
It is planned for worldwide release at some point this year, and uniquely boasts the first Western release of Before Crisis in any form. There’s a beta also coming later this year, but we don’t have an exact date on that as of yet. It’s one of two announced mobile games from the Final Fantasy VII universe, along with Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier. Unlike that game however, this will be a completely single-player experience without any opportunity for multiplayer.