It’s been some time, however the Compilation of Final Fantasy 7 is related as soon as once more. Final Fantasy 7 Remake is progressing easily, and it looks as if extra Compilation components are being introduced in. The predominant recreation accommodates some delicate references to the varied entries within the FF7 Compilation, and Intergrade‘s DLC marketing campaign brings in specific components from Dirge of Cerberus. Adding on to that, the complete Compilation is being remade in a format just like the unique Final Fantasy 7, with Ever Crisis rolling out subsequent 12 months. It’s an thrilling time to be a Final Fantasy 7 fan, and the hardcore loremasters of the previous a long time are lastly having their efforts rewarded.
With that being mentioned, the Compilation of Final Fantasy 7 is a big and sophisticated multimedia venture that lasted for fairly a very long time. It spans movies, console video games, and cell video games, in addition to a ebook or two. The expanded Final Fantasy 7 universe has confirmed very tough to maintain observe of, and since its numerous works have been of various high quality, not many followers put within the time to remain present on the entire thing. With Ever Crisis promising to make every little thing related once more and expanded even additional with new aspect tales, now could be the right time to atone for what, precisely, followers will see as soon as the Compilation comes again in full drive.
Before Crisis: Final Fantasy 7
The cell recreation prequel to Final Fantasy 7, Before Crisis was launched in 2004 and takes place through the six years main as much as the unique recreation. It tells FF7‘s story from the Turks’ aspect, as they battle towards the anti-Shinra insurgency group AVALANCHE. This model of AVALANCHE is way extra sinister than the one followers know and love, and the sport accommodates many characters and plot factors that haven’t been revisited. The recreation was by no means launched outdoors of Japan and is now defunct.
Final Fantasy 7: Advent Children
Final Fantasy 7: Advent Children is the CGI-animated film sequel to FF7, happening two years afterward. It follows Cloud Strife in his seek for forgiveness for his previous failures, and his battles towards each three mysterious younger males by some means related to Sephiroth, and an odd illness known as Geostigma. This was meant to be the primary entry within the Compilation however was delayed till 2005. Advent Children has achieved each fame and infamy, identified for being an especially cool motion film with loads of sluggish scenes. It acquired a re-release in 2009 known as Advent Children Complete that added a few additional scenes and added some visible polish.
Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy 7
Dirge of Cerberus is a PS2 third-person shooter launched in 2006. It stars non-compulsory celebration member Vincent Valentine, and chronicles his adventures three years after Final Fantasy 7 to battle Shinra’s final darkish secret, the Deepground group. This recreation was deeply disappointing for a lot of, and there are hopes that trendy FF7 Compilation video games will do characters and ideas made for Dirge justice.
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7
The subsequent entry within the compilation was Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7, which has gained a extra optimistic, if nonetheless considerably middling status than a lot of its older Compilation brethren. This 2007 PSP recreation exhibits the story of Zack Fair seven years earlier than Final Fantasy 7, and runs till that story has caught up with the principle recreation. It is remembered each for its personal variations of the Nibelheim flashback and its ending, and for being tied to the Japanese idol GACKT.
GACKT performs the brand new predominant villain Genesis in Japanese and supplied his likeness for Genesis’ design. This is assumed to be the explanation why Crisis Core has by no means been re-released, and followers are fascinated with how Square Enix will resolve this example now that video games are addressing Crisis Core ideas once more.
Final Fantasy 7: On the Way to a Smile
At this level within the timeline is when particular person tales had been launched as a part of the Compilation. On the Way to a Smile is a group of novellas that inform the tales of assorted Final Fantasy VII characters through the time between that recreation and Advent Children. The first story was printed on the Advent Children web site forward of the movie in 2005, whereas the entire set was printed shortly after the discharge of Advent Children Complete in 2009. It’s seemingly pointless materials for understanding the newer components of the Compilation, but it surely is part of the venture nonetheless.
Final Fantasy VII Lateral Biography: Turks ~The Kids Are Alright~
The subsequent entry within the compilation is more moderen, and Final Fantasy VII The Kids Are Alright: A Turks Side Story additionally components into the Final Fantasy 7 Remake immediately. It is a novel happening shortly earlier than the occasions of Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, written by Kazushige Nojima and illustrated by Sho-u Tajima. It was launched in Japan in 2011 and acquired an English launch in 2019. The novel primarily follows Evan Townshend, a non-public detective residing in Edge, in addition to Kyrie and Leslie, a few ex-criminals who truly present up within the Remake.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake
Speaking of which, Final Fantasy 7 Remake launched in 2020, and re-released as FF7R Intergrade in 2021 for next-gen consoles as the newest launch within the Compilation. This title is a reimagining of the Midgar part of the unique Final Fantasy 7, increasing most facets whereas including a couple of completely new issues. It will obtain additional installments sooner or later as further chapters launch.
Final Fantasy 7: The First Soldier
And the Compilation is way from over. Not solely is Final Fantasy 7 Remake Part 2 in manufacturing, however a few main cell titles are as nicely. Due out later in 2021, the primary of those is The First Soldier, a recreation displaying the creation of the SOLDIER program by the use of having its recruits battle in a battle royale set in Midgar. Further story particulars are unknown, however hardcore followers will most likely need to maintain tabs on this recreation.
Final Fantasy 7: Ever Crisis
Finally, there may be Final Fantasy 7: Ever Crisis. This anthology recreation might be a cell remake of, supposedly, the complete Compilation after which some, together with the unique recreation. Fans of the outdated FF7 will be capable to take pleasure in each a visually upgraded model of FF7 itself alongside similar-looking remakes of Crisis Core, Advent Children, and different titles, all with Remake-grade visuals current throughout battles. Ever Crisis will even have new tales, comparable to one delving into Sephiroth’s backstory. This title sounds extremely promising, and hopefully, it will likely be every little thing followers need when its’ items begin to launch in 2022.