Final Fantasy VII Remake director Tetsuya Nomura has said Square Enix will be making “various” announcements next month regarding the original game’s 25th anniversary.
As reported by RPGSite, Nomura teased the announcements on a livestream for Final Fantasy VII spin-off The First Soldier, saying that Square Enix would be celebrating the original game’s 25th anniversary.
“Next month, we’re planning to publish information related to VII’s 25th anniversary,” he said. “I wonder how [much] I’m allowed to share about it. Next month we will publish various things.”
Final Fantasy 7 turned 25 years old in January this year, the anniversary of its original Japanese release. It’s western 25th anniversary is still upcoming; the original game launched in the States on September 7, 1997, and in Europe on November 17.
Remake Part 2 entered full development in July 2020 and original Final Fantasy VII director Yoshinori Kitase said earlier this year that the development team would like to announce the game in 2022 if possible.
That being said, Square Enix has other Final Fantasy VII related projects in the works (including The First Soldier and upcoming mobile RPG Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis), but the announcements could be much smaller and more akin to the recent clothing line reveal.
An announcement regarding Final Fantasy XVI is also expected soon, with producer Naoki Yoshida previously promising a big reveal was coming this spring.
The first brand new mainline entry since 2016 is currently in the final stages of development but Square Enix is yet to confirm a release date.
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