Announced alongside a number of other titles that are related to Final Fantasy 7: Remake, Final Fantasy 7: Ever Crisis is one of the more curious projects under Square Enix’s banner. Unlike the HD console and PC remake, this game is an episodic retelling of the original JRPG on mobile devices that aims to give fans a more authentic experience. It overhauls the original game’s classic visuals with a modernized version but will have more action-based combat similar to Final Fantasy 7: Remake. Not only that, Final Fantasy 7: Ever Crisis will be covering every game in the timeline, including spin-offs like Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7, Final Fantasy 7: Advent Children, and even Dirge of Cerberus.
Much like other mobile games, FF7: Ever Crisis will feature a gacha system, which contains loot boxes containing random weapons. Some of these weapons will be special and come in certain costume sets that weren’t in the original game. That being said, the episodes themselves will be free to download upon each release, and they will contain not only retellings but several original stories that take place within the game’s universe. This includes going into the backstories of certain characters in games such as FF7: The First Soldier. A recent report confirms that fans can start playing this game this Fall.
In a financial report from CyberAgent courtesy of Gamebiz, it states the game will be released sometime in 2022 and more specifically, its fiscal year. Materials inside state that Final Fantasy 7: Ever Crisis will be aiming for a late September 2022 release, though only this projected window has been confirmed. No specific release date has been stated in this report.
This FF7 mobile spin-off is looking to be quite sizable, as the retelling of the original game will be expected to take up ten chapters, with the escape from Midgar taking place in the third chapter. The game will also feature a mode where players can take on bosses and other special challenges using their “dream party,” which allows for fights that weren’t possible in the original sources.
The release of this mobile spin-off, according to Tetsuya Nomura, is that it will tie all the older games from Compilation of Final Fantasy 7 with a unifying common ground. This is especially helpful for new fans as some of these games haven’t been brought to modern systems, though Nomura has noted that these aren’t complete replacements for the originals. He also states that he has received requests to port the games from the Compilation to current platforms as well.
Final Fantasy 7 Ever Crisis is looking to release late-September 2022 on iOS and Android devices.
Source: Gamebiz (via Siliconera)