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Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth: Everything We Know

Square Enix has confirmed that the next installment after the Final Fantasy 7 Remake will be a “Part 2” entry. Not only that, but it will also be a part of a trilogy, which means that a “Part 3” entry will launch sometime in the future. After the grueling wait for the Final Fantasy 7 Remake, it finally made headway on April 10th, 2020. Expectations ran sky-high. And, for the most part, Square Enix delivered. The combat was fantastic. The visuals looked stunning. And the story was as messy, beautiful, thrilling, and confusing as could be expected in all the years of Final Fantasy’s classic RPG reign.

If you enjoyed Final Fantasy 7 Remake, you’d be happy to know that the adventure has only begun. Tagged Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, Square Enix is gearing up to release the second chapter sooner than you think. Were it to follow in the footsteps of its predecessor, fans would still have a blast. 

However, with the time difference between the two, perhaps an even better experience awaits us all. With the many questions you probably have, we’ve compiled everything we know so far about Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth’s story, gameplay, release date, and more. Check out our Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth: Everything We Know article to find out.

What is Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth?

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth is an upcoming action RPG currently in development by Square Enix Studios. It’s the second part of Final Fantasy 7 Remake, which Square Enix has confirmed will be a trilogy series compilation. Final Fantasy 7 Remake was originally released in 1997 by the same name. 

The remake turned many heads with its exhilarating and challenging combat. As well as an emotionally-driven story. It’s certainly interesting to see how far Square Enix is willing to go to stretch out all that the studio's reimagining of the franchise’s legendary game is capable of.


In the original, Cloud and Co. take on an adventurous journey. However, Part One took a completely different turn to explore “what if” scenarios and multiple timelines. Part Two, on the other hand, seems to want to double down on alternative scenarios a few ounces more. 

For instance, Cloud’s childhood friend, Tifa. She originally survived the encounter between Sephiroth and Tifa in the Mako Reactor. However, Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth introduces a wild twist where Sephiroth actually kills Tifa. Or perhaps Tifa reincarnates as some other version of Jenova, an alien form that has been a menace to the planet throughout the game. 

Regardless of the final plotline, it’s definitely quite interesting to see how all of the multiple timelines play out, particularly Tifa’s mysterious fate. 


Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth

You can catch a sneak peek into the gameplay in the trailer from the Summer Game Fest event. It shows Cloud and Co. riding chocobos and exploring diverse environments. They fight off several creatures in a hybrid action combat system. Similar to Part One, Rebirth will use both real-time action and commands. 

Plus, a vast, open-world space beyond Midgar. Before, the Final Fantasy 7 Remake created multiple timelines. Now, it seems that its second chapter will go all-in on the concept. We can also confirm that guest party member Red XIII from Final Fantasy 7 Remake will take on a more solid role in Final Fantasy Rebirth as a fully playable character. Otherwise, familiar party members like Tifa, Aerith, and Barret retain their spots.


The first official announcement of the making of Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth was during the 25th Anniversary Livestream of Final Fantasy 7 in 2022. Here, Square Enix confirmed that Final Fantasy 7 Remake is a trilogy and that the second installment will be called “Rebirth”. Thereafter, it took a whole year to get hands-on details on the story and gameplay, which finally brought the house down via a gameplay trailer reveal toward the end of the Summer Game Fest 2023 event. We also received a new release date that day, moved from Winter 2023 to early 2024. While the exact release date remains a mystery, fans of Final Fantasy are still pretty excited, with a good number of folks taking to Twitter to air their responses about the new game. More prominently, the mysterious fates of Tifa


Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth World Premiere Trailer | Summer Game Fest 2023

For a first look, you can check out the Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth reveal trailer here. It shows the game’s stunning graphics, leveraging the power of the next-gen PS5 console. A more in-depth look, though, is better seen via the gameplay trailer showcased at 2023’s Summer Game Fest event. It was definitely a stylish way to close out the event with a bang, seeing as fans of Final Fantasy had been waiting for a sneak peek for over a year. In the trailer, you can catch glimpses of the game’s hybrid action combat as well as the sequel’s new, stunning graphics. There are certainly also familiar scenes from the first installment, as you might recall. Feel free to check out the trailer here.

Release Date, Platforms & Editions

Previously, we had hoped to get our hands on Final Fantasy Rebirth in Winter 2023. However, the release window has been pushed further into early 2024, with an exact release date yet to be revealed. While Final Fantasy 7 Remake released on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC platforms, its second chapter, Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, will only launch digitally and physically on PlayStation 5 platforms. There’s a fair chance the game could still make it to PS4 and PC via Steam. For now, though, we only have confirmation of Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth releasing on PS5. Additionally, it seems that the game is so huge that it will have to launch on two separate discs. 

For now, we don’t know of any editions available. However, we’ll be sure to keep you updated in case of any new updates. Meanwhile, feel free to follow Final Fantasy 7’s official Twitter handle here to learn new information on the game as soon as it comes up.

So, what’s your take? Will you be picking up a copy of Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth when it drops? Let us know your thoughts over on our socials here.


Evans I. Karanja is a freelance writer who loves to write about anything technology. He is always on the lookout for interesting topics, and enjoys writing about video games, cryptocurrency and blockchain and more. When not writing, he can be found playing video games or watching F1.