Square Enix has announced a release window for the second part of its Final Fantasy remake.
The publisher held its Final Fantasy 7 25th anniversary event earlier this year presented by producer Yoshinori Kitase.
During the event, Kitase revealed that the remake of Final Fantasy 7 has transformed into a trilogy, with the second game – titled Rebirth – set for release in winter 2023 for PS5 and a third and final game thereafter.
A trailer for Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth was shared during the event, showcasing Cloud, Sephiroth, and Zack with a female voiceover.
Following the event, Rebirth creative director Tetsuya Nomura shared a statement on the upcoming game, saying: “Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth is being designed so that people can enjoy this game whether they know the original game or not.
“In fact, new players might even enjoy starting their Final Fantasy 7 journey with Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth. Cloud and his friends embark on a new journey in this game, and I believe that the scenes that they witness after leaving Midgar will give players a fresh, new experience.”
He continued: “I can’t wait to share the intention behind naming the first title, Remake, and the second title, Rebirth. In time, I hope to reveal what the third title will be called, and where this journey will ultimately lead.”
Nomura then confirmed that development on the game has been “progressing rapidly” after the studio adopted a new development structure, with work on the third game already starting.
He ended the statement with: “We will work to deliver this title to fans with the same amount of enthusiasm from now until we reach the finish line. In the meantime, please enjoy the other 25th anniversary projects that further expand the world of Final Fantasy 7.“