Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII Reunion is the prequel to Final Fantasy VII Remake and was announced in the Final Fantasy VII 25th Anniversary Celebration stream. This page will detail everything you need to know about the game.
When does Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII Reunion Release?
We don’t have an exact date for Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII Reunion yet, but Square Enix have announced that it will release this Winter for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC & Nintendo Switch. This means we’re looking at the months of December, January, and February and with Final Fantasy XVI releasing in the Summer of 2023, there’s a good chance that this may see a release in December 2022.
What do we know about Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII Reunion?
Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII Reunion was announced as part of Square Enix’s Final Fantasy VII 25th Anniversary Celebration stream on Thursday 16th June 2022. Square Enix has billed this as a remaster of the Playstation Portable (PSP) game, Crisis Core, however they’ve outlined a number of changes and improvements that show a significant amount of work has gone into this.
Crisis Core is a prequel to Final Fantasy VII and sees Zack Fairs take the lead as you follow his story from Shinra grunt all the way to the heights of a SOLDIER 1st Class. You’ll witness the origins of the enigmatic Sephiroth and learn the tale behind Cloud’s iconic Buster Sword. Until now, Crisis Core has never left the PSP and was never made available digitally, marking this as the first time many fans will get the chance to experience this game.
What is new to Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII Reunion?
As mentioned above, there are a host of new features that Square Enix have implemented to Crisis Core for this release, you can find a little more about those below:
- New 3D models for all characters
- Fully voiced dialogue
- New arrangement for the soundtrack
- Combat system refinements and optimization
- New UI and environments
- Touched up character and camera control
- Additional skip features
This is just some of the changes and additions that Square Enix have mentioned so far, and we’re sure there’s more to come.
Who are the Characters in Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII Reunion?
Unlike Final Fantasy VII, Zack Fairs is the only controllable character in Crisis Core. Don’t let that dishearten you however, there are plenty of ways you can customize Zack and your gameplay experience. You can change his armor and accessories, find a whole host of materia for which you can fuse it together to create unique materia you won’t find in any other Final Fantasy VII game and then there’s the unique Digital Mind Wave system that will run automatically in every battle.
Outside of Zack as the playable character, the story focuses on Sephiroth, Angeal (Zack’s mentor), and Genesis, another elite combatant with the skills of Sephiroth who has gone missing. You’ll also see the beginnings of the Turks and even Aerith, who fans of Final Fantasy VII will be very familiar with by this point.