Final Fantasy VII Rebirth (aka Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth) is set to launch in early 2024. The highly anticipated game is the second installment in the storyline of the Final Fantasy VII remake, following the inventively titled Final Fantasy VII Remake. Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth will launch exclusively on PlayStation 5, and in anticipation Chit Hot has put together all the details you need to know about the game.

As stated above, the game is the second entry in the Final Fantasy 7 remake project. Split across three distinct games, this remake retells the story of the iconic fantasy game that redefined the RPG genre. 

This second release picks up with heroes Cloud, Barret, Tifa, Aerith and Red XIII after they escape from the dystopian city Midgar. Their adventure takes them on a journey in pursuit of Sephiroth, the vengeful swordsman from Cloud’s past who was thought to be dead. The game is being positioned as a standalone adventure, allowing players to explore an expansive world brought to life with a new level of graphical fidelity, developed specifically to leverage the power of the PlayStation 5 console.

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth screenshot

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth Release Date

One of the most important details of the upcoming game is the release date. While the official line remains ‘early 2024’, a leak suggests a date may already have been confirmed. The Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth release date leak proposes 31st January, 2024.

However, this is just a rumour at present. Until Square Enix make an official announcement, don’t go booking the day of work just yet.

Is FF7 Rebirth a Remake?

FF7 Rebirth is the second part of the FF7 remake project. As such, yes, it is a remake. The first part, Final Fantasy 7 Remake, offered the opening section of the 1997 classic. This second release sees the team venturing out into the wider world.

Within the original game, this landmark moment in the game denoted when the player was granted significantly more freedom to explore. Exactly how this will be executed in the remake is not yet known, but some Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth screenshots do give us our first hints.

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth screenshot

Is FF7 Rebirth a Sequel?

Reaffirming what we’ve already stated, Yes, Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth is a sequel. Of sorts.

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth is the sequel to Final Fantasy 7 Remake. However, it’s being positioned as a standalone release, which suggests there’ll be some kind of ‘story so far…’ recap included. Furthermore, it’s the second part of a the remake of Final Fantasy 7, and thus technically it’s simply the second part of a single title.

Whether or not the game classifies as a sequel is surely a matter of perspective.

FF7 Rebirth Pre-Order Details

Despite the release of FF7 Rebirth set for early next year, pre-order options for the game are somewhat limited. There’s also no word on the inevitable special edition version.

PlayAsia is currently offering fans the opportunity to register their interest. However, there are no price or release date details presented. There’s also no current listing on Amazon for the game.

It’s likely that we’ll see pre-orders for Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth arrive before the end of the year. Along with an official release date. But until then, keep your eyes on Chit Hot for all the latest updates!

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