final fantasy 7 rebirth review

Final Fantasy VII Remake Part 3 Could Launch As Early As 2027

Square Enix is casting Haste on this one.

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth’s “Ultimania” book (a compendium of in-depth and often brand-new knowledge of the respective game in the series) has just released in Japan, and popular creators have already begun translating some of the juiciest bits for fans.

One of those has been frequent provider of translated info and Aitai-Kuji owner, Audrey Lamsam, who revealed in a lengthy tweet that developer commentary in the book suggests we’ll see the final part of the Final Fantasy VII Remake trilogy within the next 3-4 years.

Producer Yoshinori Kitase notes in the book that Final Fantasy VII Rebirth was developed in around 3 years after the InterMISSION DLC for Final Fantasy VII Remake, a feat in itself given how much the game expanded over its predecessor and which he attributes to retaining the same development staff as the previous installment. Kitase says he hopes the team will be able to stick to a similar schedule which, assuming another DLC isn’t on the cards first, means we’re likely to see the finale of the Final Fantasy VII Remake trilogy (which I’ve taken to calling Return) around 2027.

Further to that, work on the main story has reportedly already been completed, and creative director, Tetsuya Nomura, says in the book that he believes work will start on voice recording in the near future. Nomura is also recorded as claiming that Kitase proposed “something” that he wants to include in the next game that wasn’t in the original but he believes is important, and that deliberations are now on as to how to deliver whatever that is.

If you’re curious about more statements from the book, including very spoiler-y ending discussions and more, there’s a great rolling Reddit post right now that’s compiling everything translated so far, which you can find here.

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We gave Final Fantasy VII Rebirth a huge 9/10 in our review, with Harry saying, “Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is an immense and expansive middle chapter of this ambitious remake trilogy. A reimagined and redefined behemoth of a game that simultaneously plays on nostalgia and forces you to question your memories of the original. While it suffers from some rote open world elements and a few technical issues, Rebirth is another magnificent entry into the gilded halls of Final Fantasy.”