Final Fantasy fans, rejoice! Final Fantasy 7 Remake Part 2 might be closer than you anticipate. Yoshinori Kitase has revealed that he intends to reveal the details of the Remake during the anniversary year, which by the stroke of luck is this very year.
31st January 2022 marks the 25th anniversary of Final Fantasy VII. This landmark RPG from Square Enix was launched on the very original Play Station console all the time back in 1997. On the anniversary event help in Japan, Kitase revealed that he hopes to reveal at least the beginning information about fans can expect some adventure while waiting for news from the official sources about Final Fantasy 7 Remake Part 2 this year. He hinted that the company is working hard on this sequel. More information will be available about this within the next 12 months.
The first chapter, Final fantasy: Ever Crisis was launched back in 2020, the plans having been announced as back as 2015. This was the first in the planned series of games, all of which are remakes of the original 1997 Final Fantasy VII. The games are set in a dystopian cyberpunk metropolis, known as Midgar. The players control the mercenary names Cloud Strife, who joins the eco-terrorist group AVALANCHE to stop megacorporation SHINRA from using their planet’s essence as a life source. The players have to make active choices with real-time action.
Ever since then, the talks about fans can expect some adventure while waiting for news from the official sources about Final Fantasy 7 Remake Part 2 have been kept tightly under wraps. The only piece of information that has been made public so far is that the Part 1 co-director, Naoki Hamaguchi has the full direction role for the Remake of Part 2. Tetsuya Nomura, on the other hand, will be taking the creative director role.
Earlier last year, co-director Motomu Toriyama had hinted that the future sequels will have different elements than the original RPG. The game’s Honeybee Inn scene, for example, is what he put forth as an example. There will be updates and changes in the game, to fit more into the mold of what the modern audience likes.
The next 12 months are likely to bring more information about the Final Fantasy VII Part 2, but that is all that fans can expect for now. Knowing that it took five years for Part I to come out, fans can expect some waiting for the actual Part II to grace their devices in a while. The actual sequel is a long time to come.
However, there is no reason and must be disheartened at the same. There are episodic series for mobile devices which cover both the original game and the spin-offs. A Battle Royale with the name Final Fantasy VII: the First Soldier was also recently launched. The mobile game Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis will be a single-player game. This game will have a chapter structure and will probably cover the whole timeline for Final Fantasy VII. This would include the original game and the compilation titles.
With all these games under their belts, fans can expect some adventure while waiting for news from the official sources about Final Fantasy 7 Remake Part 2. Until then, enjoy the gaming experience!