A long-standing request from fans has finally come true. Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII is getting a new look under the name Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion, and it will be playable on modern platforms.
Described as a HD remaster, the game is set to feature massively overhauled graphics, full voiceovers, and new music arrangements, while keeping core (hah) gameplay elements like the slot machine DMW system. It will be coming to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC via Steam, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X this winter.
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII was first released on the PSP in 2008, and follows the story of Zack Fair, a happy go-to-lucky Shinra Soldier who dreams of making First Class. The game serves as a prequel to the original Final Fantasy VII, and offers further context about the Shinra Electric Power Company, Sephiroth, Aerith, and the Buster Sword. These story and world-building details would later lead up to the events in one of Square Enix’s most popular Final Fantasy titles.
Reunion was unveiled as part of the Final Fantasy VII 25th Anniversary Stream, and wasn’t the only instance where Zack took to the stage. A glimpse of him can also be seen in the announcement trailer for Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, the second part of the Final Fantasy VII Remake trilogy. In light of this, his fleshed out story in the Crisis Core remaster will likely offer some necessary context to some of the new storylines in Final Fantasy VII Remake, especially regarding his status as a living warrior (he dies in the original timeline).
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion is slated for release sometime in Winter 2022, which should help to tide over the wait for Final Fantasy VII Rebirth‘s 2023 launch. Steam users will be able to enjoy Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade starting today, 17 June.