• 1 Apr. 2024

SQUARE ENIX Pulls Back the Curtain on FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH with New Documentary Series

Four-Part Documentary Series Features Candid Interviews with Directors, Designers and Voice Talent

SQUARE ENIX® has released a four-part documentary series titled Inside FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH. The series uncovers the stories behind the making of the Metacritic “Must Play” game, which has been heralded as “the best Final Fantasy of the century” by The Washington Post, through the eyes of the legendary development team including Director Naoki Hamaguchi, Producer Yoshinori Kitase Creative Director Tetsuya Nomura, Story & Scenario Kazushige Nojima, and many others.

Watch all episodes of Inside FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH here:

In this four-part documentary series, dive deep into the creation of this new, standalone RPG with candid insights and never-before-heard stories from a lineup of the series’ directors, artists, designers and voice talent. This series offers fans and newcomers a backstage pass to hear secrets about the game’s vast and vibrant world, the powerful bonds between party members and the rich, multi-faceted stories and quests that await in this legendary adventure.

Across the four episodes, the documentary features interviews with:

  • Naoki Hamaguchi (Director)
  • Yoshinori Kitase (Producer)
  • Tetsuya Nomura (Creative Director)
  • Makoto Ise (Sound Director)
  • Keiji Kawamori (Music Supervisor)
  • Mitsuto Suzuki (Composer)
  • Takako Miyake (Environment Director)
  • Iichiro Yamaguchi (Lighting Director)
  • Shintaro Takai (Art Director)
  • Mizushi Sugawara (Environment Artwork Supervisor)
  • Teruki Endo (Battle Director)
  • Motomu Toriyama (Co-Director)
  • Kazushige Nojima (STELLAVISTA LTD.) (Story & Scenario)
  • Dai Suzuki (Main Character Modeler & Lead Character Artist)
  • Hiroyuki Yamaji (Animation Director (Battle))
  • Hidekazu Miyake (Cutscene Director)
  • Junichi Hayashi (Cutscene Co-Director)
  • Akira Iwasawa (Facial Director)
  • Cody Christian (Voice of Cloud Strife)
  • Britt Baron (Voice of Tifa Lockhart)
  • Briana White (Voice of Aerith Gainsborough)
  • John Eric Bentley (Voice of Barret Wallace)
  • Max Mittelman (Voice of Red XIII)
  • Suzie Yeung (Voice of Yuffie Kisaragi)
  • Matthew Mercer (Voice of Vincent Valentine)
  • Caleb Pierce (Voice of Zack Fair)
  • Eri Asano (Localization Producer)
  • Ben Sabin (English Translator)
  • Laurent Sautière (French Translator)
  • Diana Kawamata (German Translator)

FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH, the acclaimed game that has garnered over 50 perfect review scores from critics across the globe, is a new, standalone adventure set across a vast and vibrant planet. The game sees Cloud, Tifa, Barret, Aerith and Red XIII escape from the dystopian city of Midgar into the wide world beyond. To hunt down Sephiroth, a haunting figure from Cloud's past bent on ruling the planet, these unlikely heroes join forces with new companions like the spirited ninja operative Yuffie and the wisecracking, feline-shaped robot Cait Sith. FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH delivers an unforgettable experience to players filled with unexpected twists, memorable characters and jaw-dropping set pieces that longtime fans and newcomers can both enjoy.

FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH follows the previous installment, FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE, which was released in 2020 to universal acclaim from players and critics around the globe. After earning more than 20 perfect scores from media and being selected as a PlayStation® “Editor’s Choice” pick, FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE became the highest-selling digital release on the PlayStation® platform in SQUARE ENIX’s history, exceeding more than 7 million shipments and digital sales worldwide since its release.

FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH is now available for the PS5® console.

A free, two-part demo available now lets players experience both the game’s opening chapter and a special preview of the massive in-game world set several hours into the main storyline. Players who complete the first part of the demo, “Fall of a Hero in Nibelheim,” will receive the Kupo Charm and Survival Set demo incentives and be given the option to skip the same section in the full game* if desired. To download the “Fall of a Hero in Nibelheim” and “Dawn of a New Era in Junon” demo, visit here.

* To skip the Nibelheim section in the full game, plus receive the Kupo Charm and Survival Set demo incentives, players must ensure they have the latest update installed for the full game.

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