Square Enix is planning a series of Final Fantasy VII announcements next month to celebrate the fan-favorite RPG’s 25th anniversary. The news was shared by FFVII Remake director and renowned character designer Tetsuya Nomura, who revealed during a promotional stream regarding FFVII: The First Soldier today that his company is planning to share information “related to VII’s 25th anniversary.” The popular theory is that FFVII Remake: Part II will finally be revealed during this event. Original FFVII director Yoshinori Kitase had already mentioned that the team was hoping to unveil the second part of the series this year, which entered development in July 2020. FFVII Remake: Part II is expected to take Cloud, Tifa, and the rest of the early gang beyond the gates of Midgar and into some of the original game’s most iconic locations, including the Gold Saucer, Nibelheim, and more. Vincent Valentine, Cid Highwind, and other classic characters will also presumably be (re)introduced.
It’s worth noting that these comments are specifically about the 25th anniversary celebrations for Final Fantasy VII, and not necessarily the reveal of the second part of FF7 Remake. There’s a number of other FF7 projects in the pipeline including mobile titles Ever Crisis and The First Soldier, and there’s undoubtedly set to be a lot of FF7 25th merchandise. We also wouldn’t be surprised to see all-new FF7 titles – a remake or remaster of Crisis Core now feels long overdue. With that said, the second part of FF7 Remake is certainly what most people will be looking out for.