• Feb. 22, 2024

FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH Demo Receives Update with New Playable Content

Explore a Part of the World Map in the Junon Region With One Week to Go Until the Global Launch of 2024’s Most Anticipated Game

Today, SQUARE ENIX® released an update to the demo for FINAL FANTASY™ VII REBIRTH, the eagerly awaited RPG launching on Feb. 29, exclusively for the PlayStation®5 (PS5®) console, entitled “Dawn of a New Era in Junon.” This free demo expands upon the “Fall of a Hero in Nibelheim” demo released earlier this month and gives a preview of the vast and expansive world that awaits them in the most anticipated game of 2024*.

“Dawn of a New Era in Junon” is available as a free update to the existing demo and sees Cloud, Tifa, Barret, Aerith and Red XIII emerging into the outskirts of Junon, a fortified stronghold replete with an underwater reactor. Set several hours into the main storyline, this special preview made specifically for the demo features a small piece of the massive in-game world that players can freely explore. Sniff out treasures with a trusty chocobo steed, craft valuable items with the new Item Transmuter, bravely embark on thrilling Combat Assignment missions and more.

Now is the perfect time to download the two-part demo to prepare for the worldwide release of FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH. Players who complete the first part, “Fall of a Hero in Nibelheim,” will receive the Kupo Charm and Survival Set demo incentives and be given the option to skip the same section in the full game upon release**, allowing players to get an early start on their adventure. Or if players prefer, they can choose to experience the section all over again.

Although save data from the “Dawn of a New Era in Junon” section cannot be carried over to the full game, as the content has been altered for a more compact experience, fans and newcomers can try out new forms of exploration while using powerful synergy attacks and witnessing the character bonds expressed through combat.

Kupo Charm and Survival Set demo incentives

Additionally, a demo patch that will be automatically downloaded has been released. The patch addresses minor graphical fixes in addition to other adjustments.

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 content, combat assignments, minigames and rich stories of the planet’s people and cultures.

After playing through the demo, players eager for more FINAL FANTASY VII content can download FINAL FANTASY VII EVER CRISIS, the hit mobile RPG that has been downloaded over 7 million times, through the App Store, Google Play or STEAM for free, and take part in a limited-time FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH crossover event within the game. As a part of this event, players can experience the infamous Mt. Nibel incident and receive various in-game bonuses. For more information, visit the official FINAL FANTASY VII EVER CRISIS social channels.

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.

* Most Anticipated Game Award Winner, The Game Awards 2023.
** To skip the Nibelheim section in the full game, plus receive the Kupo Charm and Survival Set demo incentives, players must ensure they have the latest update installed for the full game.

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