Closing Fantasy 7 Rebirth can be launched on Feb. 29, 2024, Sq. Enix revealed throughout Sony’s State of Play presentation on Thursday. And extra importantly, Cloud Strife rides a Segway within the launch date trailer.
The unique Closing Fantasy 7 was launched in 1997 for PlayStation; Rebirth is the continuation of Sq. Enix’s retelling of the basic recreation, following from Closing Fantasy 7 Remake from 2020. The brand new, three-minute trailer is lots to absorb. Although I’m not a Closing Fantasy professional, I did witness all the issues my Polygon colleagues have been screaming for: Vincent Valentine (very fashionable), the Junon Parade minigame, Nibel Reactor, and anthropomorphic cat Cait Sith.
Vincent Valentine is a secret character in Closing Fantasy like Yuffie, and he’s discovered throughout a facet quest in Shinra Mansion within the basic recreation. Yuffie joined the crew on PlayStation 5 in Closing Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade, and it seems like Vincent will get his due in Rebirth. Sq. Enix didn’t present Vincent’s face within the Closing Fantasy 7 Rebirth trailer, but it surely’s straightforward to inform it’s him: Dude pops proper out of a coffin and chastises the group for disturbing his slumber.
On the finish of the trailer, Sq. Enix reminded gamers that Closing Fantasy 7 Rebirth will, after all, come on two discs, similar to Closing Fantasy 7 Remake. (Closing Fantasy 7 from 1997 got here on three discs!) That element was revealed again in June — a shock to many, partly as a result of… discs? In 2024? Sure, discs! It’s virtually a convention for Closing Fantasy 7 at this level.