Junon’s big ass gun was only one of the many new glimpses of the open world we got with FFVII: Rebirth’s new trailer. We also got a first look at Cosmo Canyon, Gold Saucer, and Cait Sith finally makes his appearance.
While FFVII: Remake and Rebirth diverge significantly from the story laid out in the original Final Fantasy VII, Rebirth looks like it’s still going to add a lot the side activities that made escaping Midgar on FFVII’s first disc so dang cool. Cloud’s zipping around Costa del Sol on a Segway, he’s playing fighting games in the Gold Saucer arcade. He’s also racing chocobos while totally ignoring Cosmo Canyon in the distance. Speaking of chocobos, I was so pleased to see all the different colored chocobos roaming the world map climbing mountains and crossing water just like they did in the original.
Rebirth offers a heavy dose of nostalgia, but I feel it’s also going to take the game in a totally new direction just like the first. We’ll find out all the wild and wacky plot twists Square Enix has in store when Final Fantasy VII: Rebirth hits PS5 on February 29th. And if you buy a physical copy, the game will span two discs.