It was in the middle of 2020 when Square Enix released Final Fantasy VII Remake, and it took a while for fans to realize that they were taking the original story and expanding it into three games. Now fans are gearing up for the release of the second game Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, and we have a promo photo announcing the launch of the demo for PS5.
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The world will be saved, but will you?
— FINAL FANTASY VII (@finalfantasyvii) February 7, 2024
Fans of the original game will immediately recognize the image as it’s pretty much the same pose and location that Aerith was in before she gets shanked by Sephiroth. Her death was also pretty much teased in Remake.
What’s interesting is, though everyone is expecting Aerith to die in the trilogy at some point, some are suggesting that the Remake title of the game could mean that Square Enix is going to try and retell the story in a way that Aerith could make it out alive; but I imagine someone else would have to die in order to pay that price.
I’ll admit, alternate timelines and multiverses are starting to feel pretty stale now, but as long as Square is able to deliver a great subversion of the story which new fans can also enjoy, I’m willing to see where this trilogy is going as it moves forward.
Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is expected to release for the PlayStation 5 this Feb. 29. The free demo is now available for PS5.