Square Enix has announced Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier, a Battle Royale game set in Midgar before the events of FF7, and Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis, a “chapter-structured single-player title that covers the entire line of FFVII time, including events from the original game and FFVII compilation titles. “
Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier takes place 30 years before Final Fantasy 7 when Shinra is forming SOLDIER – “an experimental corps of enhanced fighters”. It appears to feature gunfights, melee combat, and skills, and players can switch between a third-person view and a first-person view.
Summons appear to be part of the game as well, as the trailer shows Ifrit being summoned to the battlefield. Plus, there will be classic Final Fantasy enemies along with real players to go up against, and it even features FF7’s Guard Scorpion boss.
Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier will be available for iOS and Android in 2021.
Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis is a chapter-structured single-player game that seeks to cover the entire FF7 timeline, including Advent Children, Before Crisis, Crisis Core, and Dirge of Cerberus. It will feature a “nostalgic visual twist” that looks a lot like a sleek, modernized take on the original PS1 graphics.
Ever Crisis seeks to present real-time action-based combat with many of the abilities, summons, and Limit Breaks that fans would expect.
Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis will be released on iOS and Android in 2022.
These mobile game announcements follow the reveal of Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade for PS5 at State of Play today. This version of Final Fantasy VII Remake features visual optimizations, photo mode, and a new episode with Yuffie.