Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion, a remake of the classic prequel to the original FFVII, was announced during the game’s 25th Anniversary Celebration. Here’s everything we know about Crisis Core Reunion so far, from when it will release to which timeline it will take place in.
The Final Fantasy VII 25th Anniversary Celebration came with plenty of major announcements that sent FF fans into a frenzy. Most notably, Square Enix dropped the first trailer for Final Fantasy Remake Part 2, now known as Final Fantasy VII Rebirth.
One of the most surprising reveals, however, was Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion, a remake of the 200VII prequel to the original game. Released exclusively on PSP in 200VII, Crisis Core fleshed out the backstory of Zack Fair who played a vital role in Cloud’s story in FFVII, served only through flashbacks.
Here’s everything we know about Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion so far, from the release window to what players can expect from the story.
- Is there a Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion release date?
- Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion trailer
- Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII story
- Which timeline is Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII set in?
Sadly, there is no concrete release date for Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion. However, the initial trailer shown off during the Final Fantasy VII 25th Anniversary Celebration steam revealed that the Crisis Core remake is coming sometime in Winter 2022.
Given that Zack is expected to play a key part in Final Fantasy VII Rebirth in 2023, it feels right that Crisis Core is scheduled for later this year. Hopefully, a more specific date will be announced in the coming weeks.
There has only been one trailer for the Crisis Core remake so far, but it offered fans an in-depth look at how the game will look and feel. It showcased the impressive new visuals compared to the PSP classic, and fluid real-time combat.
The original Crisis Core followed Zack Fair, a non-playable character from Final Fantasy VII who is integral to Cloud Strife’s backstory. It began seven years before the events of FFVII and explored the pair’s friendship while they fought as Shinra SOLDIERs.
It also delves into Zack’s connection to Aerith, which would later go on to impact Cloud’s relationship with her as his memories become more and more confused. The iconic villain Sephiroth also gets his backstory fleshed out, as revelations come to light about his origin.
The Crisis Core remake is expected to follow many of the same story beats, as the trailer featured plenty of returning characters and referenced key plot points. Square Enix’s website described the game as “a true remaster that follows the original’s narrative: Zack Fair’s mission to find the missing SOLDIER Genesis Rhapsodos.”
However, while the story of the game will likely remain pretty similar, the ending will be vastly different.
Crisis Core Reunion will be part of the timeline established in Final Fantasy VII Remake, rather than the 199VII original. This means that the long-time fans can expect certain changes to the story they know so well.
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Final Fantasy VII Remake established a new canon where Zack survived the showdown with Shinra, meaning he will show up in person during Final Fantasy VII Rebirth. Crisis Core Reunion will serve as a prequel to that story, so don’t expect the finale to play out as you remember.
There you have it! That was everything we know so far about Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion. We’ll be updating this page with all the latest information as we get closer to release, so stay tuned for more details.
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