During the Final Fantasy 7 25th Anniversary Celebration, series producer Yoshinori Kitase announced a handful of new projects related to Final Fantasy 7‘s history and universe. One these involved the beloved PlayStation Portable title, Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7, which has remained untouched and exclusive to the 17-year-old Sony handheld for over a decade. It appears that the game will be remastered for modern platforms in a version called Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7 Reunion.
Take a look at the trailer:
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7 acts as a direct prequel to Final Fantasy 7, following protagonist Zack Fair as he explores the origins of the SOLDIER program. Zack’s relationship with many of the characters from the main game is explored, including primary characters like Aerith and Cloud.
Crisis Core was treated as more of an action RPG, with its combat being one of the earlier examples of Square Enix’s attempts to modernise the franchise with a move away from the traditional turn-based RPG combat.
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7 will be available at the end of 2022 – specifically Winter (Northern Hemisphere) 2022. It will be available on PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Windows PC via Steam.
Elsewhere in the Final Fantasy 7 25th Anniversary Celebration, it was announced that the second part in the Final Fantasy 7 Remake series would be called Rebirth, with a short trailer shown. Kitase also confirmed that the Remake project would encompass three games in total.
We also got a fresh look at gameplay for Final Fantasy 7: Ever Crisis, a more direct remake of the original PlayStation Final Fantasy 7 game and its spin-offs, complete with original camera work, and different character models for exploration and combat.