FFVII Battle Royale vs Another Possibility for a Remake–Whoever Wins, We Win
As you can probably tell, we’re big fans of Final Fantasy VII. We were thrilled when Remake finally came out, we were thrilled when Intergrade was announced, and now that Square Enix has announced two more entries in the series, we’re thrilled about that, even if the new titles are mobile games. Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier is a battle royale game aimed at everyone who’s ever wanted to play as a customizable SOLDIER before the fall of Shinra Electric Power Company. Set thirty years before the events of FFVII, in the early days of the SOLDIER program, this game chronicles the struggle of early SOLDIER candidates to compete for fame, fortune, and survival. If you’ve ever dreamed of playing as Zack or Cloud in Fortnite, keep your eyes peeled for more information.
The second mobile offering is Final Fantasy VII Ever Crisis, a single-player game with cute chibi graphics and great ambition. If the press release is to be believed, then Ever Crisis is “a chapter-structured single player experience which will cover the whole of the FFVII timeline, including the events of the original game along with all the FFVII compilation titles, as well as new story elements, penned by FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE story and scenario writer Kazushige Nojima, surrounding the origins of SOLDIER.”
In other words, Ever Crisis will be a mobile adaptation of not just the original Final Fantasy VII, but also Crisis Core, Before Crisis, Advent Children, and possibly even Dirge of Cerberus. Though we really hope not. Dirge of Cerberus should be left to rot peacefully. Not everything needs a remake. But hey, it’s good to see Zack again, isn’t it?
Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier and Final Fantasy VII Ever Crisis are expected to hit iOS and Android in 2022.