Iconic Characters, Cloud, Tifa, Aerith and Barret Come Together to Face Their Ultimate Archnemesis, Sephiroth for An Unforgettable Epic Battle
SQUARE ENIX® released a new trailer for its eagerly awaited RPG and the most anticipated game of 2024 as crowned by The Game Awards - FINAL FANTASY™ VII REBIRTH.
The new trailer entitled “Destined for Rebirth,” sets up the conflict between Cloud and his companions, including Tifa, Aerith and Barret, and archnemesis Sephiroth. The video debuts alongside several new screenshots and renders for in-game characters and locales. FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH is launching globally Feb. 29 exclusively for the PlayStation®5 (PS5®) console.
Watch the "Destined for Rebirth” Trailer here.
In addition to providing new details about the planet-spanning threat posed by Sephiroth, “Destined for Rebirth” showcases epic moments including the fight against the Terror of the Deep boss, the Junon ceremony and Nibelheim Incident, plus first glimpes at newly imagined creatures and characters like the Midgardsormr.
Additionally, new assets and their corresponding descriptions are available on the press site, giving fans and newcomers a closer look at Junon and the Shinra-8 Ship that ferries the party between Junon and the beach-side town of Costa Del Sol. New character renders showcase the wisecracking feline-shaped robot, Cait Sith, its big Moogle steed, Shinra-8 Captain Titov and fan-favorite character Elena. Cait Sith and Yuffie’s combat styles, including their Synergy Ability “Moogle Pinwheel”, are also explored.
Regions of the World
The world is comprised of multiple regions, each boasting unique environments for players to explore and experience on their adventure.
An urban residential zone within the fortified metropolis overlooking the ocean.
In addition to housing for Shinra personnel, high-end boutiques and restaurants line its streets. Currently, preparations are underway here for Rufus Shinra’s presidential inauguration parade.
A Shinra cruise ship that ferries travelers between the planet’s eastern and western continents.
After departing the port of Junon, it heads for the resort town of Costa del Sol.
As part of the on-board entertainment, the ship plays host to a Queen’s Blood tournament.
Cait Sith & Moogle
This gregarious cat fights from atop his sturdy moogle mount, who provides both mobility and support during battle. When Cait’s not duking it out, his high-tech helper aids him in hacking computer systems and telling fortunes.
Voice Actor: Piper Reese
Though she may be a rookie, she’s as skilled with her fists and a gun as anyone else in the Turks unit of Shinra’s General Affairs Division.
She and her partner Rude are tasked with pursuing the black-robed figures,
which she is more than happy to do if it means being assigned a mission with Tseng.
“Feast your eyes on the Turks' latest and greatest─Elena!
But you three can call me your worst nightmare!”
Voice Actor: Jonathan Lipow
The captain of the Shinra-8, responsible for overseeing safe passage for all who travel between Junon and Costa del Sol. He’s earned a sterling reputation among his crew, thanks to his unerring devotion to his duties.
This is most evident during the various festivities held aboard his vessel, which he personally─and passionately─emcees.
“Be sure to mind your P's and Q's, huh? Lotta bigwigs on board.”
Yuffie (Basic Attacks)
Quickly strike enemies with a large throwing star.
The speed with which she attacks allows you to charge ATB faster than most.
While her throwing star is out, Yuffie can unleash magic-infused "ninjutsu" to punish foes.”
Yuffie excels at chaining her attacks together and switching their elemental affinity. Her Doppelgänger ability allows her to attack in tandem with her clone, enabling her to exploit enemies’ weaknesses even more effectively.
Yuffie (Unique Ability)
Hurling her throwing star at enemies allows her to keep up the pressure from a distance.
While her throwing star’s out, she can also pelt her foes with ninjutsu. Whatever element her target’s weak against, Yuffie has a ninjutsu spell for it.
Combat: Cait Sith
Cait Sith (Basic Attack)
He darts about the battlefield with the agility of an acrobat (or perhaps a cat?), assailing enemies from every side.
When he wants to switch things up, he brings out his moogle pal, changing his attacks.
Cait Sith (Abilities)
These Cait Sith-exclusive moves can hurt enemies or buff allies, but most rely on luck in some way. “Let's Ride!,” however, allows him to hop on his moogle, enhancing his regular attacks and his unique abilities.
Cait Sith (Unique Abilities)
While riding his moogle, Cait Sith can give enemies the boot with Dropkick.
Once his moogle’s attacks have filled the Moogle Meter, he can also buff his companions with abilities like “Defense!”
Combat: Synergy Abilities
Powerful attacks in which two characters team up to turn the tide of battle. More abilities will unlock as you increase the party level─a numerical expression of how closely-knit your team is─and deepen the affinity between party members. Fill the synergy gauge by using abilities, then unleash a synchronized assault!
Moogle Pinwheel (Synergy Ability / Yuffie & Cait Sith)
Yuffie and Cait Sith attack in tandem with a secret ninja technique.
Voted “Most Anticipated” Game of 2024 at The Game Awards, FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH is the new story in the critically acclaimed FINAL FANTASY VII remake project. This standalone adventure set across a vast and vibrant planet sees Cloud, Tifa, Barret, Aerith and Red XIII escape from the dystopian city of Midgar into the wide world beyond. To hunt down Sephiroth, a haunting figure from Cloud’s past bent on ruling the planet, these unlikely heroes join forces with new companions like the spirited ninja operative Yuffie and the wisecracking, feline-shaped robot Cait Sith. Lead these characters into battle to overcome their fates. Explore classic locales reimagined in dazzling detail. Encounter dozens of hours of rewarding side contents, fiend hunts, mini-games and rich stories of the planet’s people and cultures.
FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH follows the first game in the trilogy, FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE, released in 2020 to universal acclaim from players and critics around the globe. After earning more than 20 perfect scores from media and being selected as a PlayStation® “Editor’s Choice” pick, FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE became the highest-selling digital release on the PlayStation® platform in SQUARE ENIX’s history, exceeding more than 7 million shipments and digital sales worldwide since its release.
FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH will be available for the PS5® console on Feb. 29, 2024. This title has been rated T (Teen) by the ESRB.
© SQUARE ENIX
CHARACTER DESIGN: TETSUYA NOMURA / ROBERTO FERRARI
LOGO ILLUSTRATION: © YOSHITAKA AMANO
“PlayStation" and “PS5” are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc. All other trademarks are properties of their respective owners.