Final Fantasy 7: Ever Crisis release date speculation

Our guide makes sure you're the first to know everything about the Final Fantasy 7: Ever Crisis release date, beta, story details, and more

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We’re desperate to learn the Final Fantasy 7: Ever Crisis release date. The free-to-play, single-player adventure on iOS and Android, covers the events of 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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Final Fantasy 7: Ever Crisis release date speculation

Unfortunately, we don’t have a concrete Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis release date as of yet, but Square Enix has revealed the game is “waiting in the wings” for release in 2023.

When is the Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis beta?

During the Final Fantasy VII 25th anniversary broadcast, we were led to believe a Final Fantasy Ever Crisis closed beta test would begin in late 2022, however, the official Square Enix Twitter account has now revealed the beta will take place in Summer 2023. You can check out the new trailer below.

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What events does Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis cover?

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.

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 organisation 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.

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What is the Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis gameplay like?

Square Enix released a short trailer that shows the combat in the original Final Fantasy VII chapters will be similar to the action combat seen in the remake. It’s unclear right now if there will be a turn-based option to make the game more faithful to the original. Square Enix has not shown off any gameplay from the other titles included in the compilation as of yet.

Famitsu interview with the game’s creative director, Tetsuya Nomura, revealed that Ever Crisis is a free-to-play title with gacha mechanics (cheers, Gematsu).

The game’s monetisation 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 will also feature some background story for Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier.

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.

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Will we get a Final Fantasy VII: 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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