Square Enix is announcing Final Fantasy 7 next month to celebrate the anniversary
Final Fantasy VII Remake director Tetsuya Nomura said Square Enix will be making “various” announcements next month to mark the original game’s 25th anniversary.
As reported by RPGSite, Nomura teased the announcements in a livestream for Final Fantasy VII spin-off The First Soldier, saying that Square Enix would be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the original game.
“Next month we plan to release information on VII’s 25th anniversary,” he said. “I wonder how [much] I can report about it. Next month we will be releasing different things.”
Final Fantasy 7 turned 25 in January of this year, the anniversary of its initial release in Japan. The 25th anniversary of the western is yet to come; The original game was released on September 7, 1997 in the US and November 17 in Europe.
Remake Part 2 entered full development in July 2020 and original Final Fantasy VII director Yoshinori Kitase said earlier this year that the development team would like to announce the game in 2022 if possible.
That being said, Square Enix has other Final Fantasy VII-related projects in the works (including The First Soldier and upcoming mobile RPG Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis), but the announcements could be much smaller and more similar to the clothing line’s recent reveal.
An announcement regarding Final Fantasy XVI is also expected soon, with producer Naoki Yoshida previously promising a big reveal would come this spring.
The first all-new mainline entry since 2016 is currently in the final stages of development, but Square Enix is yet to confirm a release date.
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