The Final Fantasy 7: Ever Crisis release date is finally upon us. This free-to-play, single-player adventure on iOS and Android, covers the events of First Soldier, Crisis Core, Before Crisis, the original Final Fantasy VII, Dirge of Cerberus, and Advent Children. Square Enix has also revealed that it will include new story elements penned by Kazushige Nojima.
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When is the Final Fantasy 7: Ever Crisis release time?
When is the Final Fantasy 7 Ever Crisis beta?
The last Final Fantasy 7: Ever Crisis beta test ended on July 13. Since then we’ve seen loads more content pop up that shows off the battle system, limit breaks, the story, and much more. You can check out the trailer above for a taste of what you can expect on the game’s release.
What is Final Fantasy Ever Crisis?
FFEC is a gacha mobile game that covers all parts of the Final Fantasy 7 series. On release you can play story content from The First Soldier, Crisis Core, and FF7, we hope to see the other parts of the compilation arrive at a later date.
You can learn more about each game below:
Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier: a mobile battle royale game that was set 18 years before the events of Final Fantasy VII. It took place in the city of Midgar where you took on the role of a SOLDIER candidate in a survival simulation. It sadly shut down on January 11, 2023.
Before Crisis: Final Fantasy VII – a Japan-exclusive mobile game that launched in 2004. Before Crisis follows the Turks – a group of covert operatives working for Shinra – six years before the original Final Fantasy VII events.
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII – a prequel set seven years prior to the events of the original FFVII that tells the story of Zack Fair. Square Enix released Crisis Core on the PSP in 2007 and it’s one of the best-selling PSP games of all time. You can now play the game on Nintendo Switch, we recommend you check out our Crisis Core review to read more of our thoughts on the game.
The original Final Fantasy VII – the game that started it all. The original title launched in 1997 for the PlayStation 1 and follows Cloud, a misunderstood mercenary, along with a ragtag group that hopes to save the world from an evil organization called the Shinra Corporation.
Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII – a third-person shooter that follows Vincent Valentine, a character you’ll remember if you played the original FFVII. It came out on PlayStation 2 in 2006 to mixed reviews.
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children – a movie sequel set two years after the events of the original FFVII. The story follows Cloud, who has to stop three pale villains from resurrecting Sephiroth. It’s unclear how Advent Children will run in the Ever Crisis compilation, as it has never been a playable game in the past.
What is the Final Fantasy Ever Crisis gameplay like?
Square Enix has released a few trailers that show the combat is similar to the action combat seen in the remake. It’s unclear right now if there’s a turn-based option to make the game more faithful to the original. A Famitsu interview with the game’s creative director, Tetsuya Nomura, revealed that Ever Crisis is a free-to-play title with gacha mechanics.
The game’s monetization system revolves around weapon unlocks, and you can expect to see plenty of content that didn’t feature in the original game, including special weapons with their own costume sets.
Final Fantasy VII’s story is split into ten separate chapters, with the Midgar escape occurring sometime in the third. Ever Crisis also features some background story for Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier and a young Sephiroth.
Beyond that, the game boasts special dungeons to explore and battles to engage in that go beyond what was featured in Final Fantasy VII. It sounds like a fairly novel reimagining, much like Final Fantasy VII Remake, though it’s good to hear that Ever Crisis still uses familiar musical arrangements from the original title.
Will we get a Final Fantasy Ever Crisis Switch port?
Square Enix hasn’t revealed any plans to release the title on any platform other than iOS and Android, but we think it would be a perfect fit for the Nintendo Switch! Hopefully, we see it land there in the future.
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