23 April 2024
Games Technology

Last Fantasy VII Rebirth Fan Principle Hints At A Main Story Change

An altered Final Fantasy VII Rebirth shows Cid standing next to Zack and Cloud.

Picture: Sq. Enix / Kotaku

As Last Fantasy VII Rebirth’s February 29 launch date grows ever nearer people are getting antsy about seeing beloved characters like Cait Sith (pronounced “Kate Sihth,” apparently) Vincent Valentine, and Cid social gathering up with Cloud. Though artistic director Tetsuya Nomura has already confirmed that the aforementioned characters will be a part of Cloud in fight equally to how Crimson XIII did in Last Fantasy VII Remake, that doesn’t essentially imply they’ll be launched in the identical order as within the authentic recreation. We don’t even know the place Rebirth will finish given the remake trilogy’s altered timeline. However one fan believes their wild principle pinpoints the place Rebirth will finish, and it entails FFVII’s cigarette-smoking scientist, Cid.

In 1997’s Last Fantasy VII, Cid joins the crew lengthy earlier than they make their solution to the Metropolis of Ancients, a spot we’ve seen the Rebirth forged discover in the latest trailer. However for no matter motive the Rebirth trailers nonetheless haven’t proven off Cid, regardless of revealing different, arguably larger, characters just like the vampire-coded Vincent Valentine. And this Reddit consumer believes they know why.

Yesterday, nikokow59 shared a screenshot from the Final Fantasy VII Trivia Twitter account to the FFVIIRemake subreddit a few scrapped story beat of the basic recreation that will have prevented Cid from becoming a member of Cloud and crew till a good later level within the recreation. In accordance with the FF7_Trivia tweet, Cid wouldn’t have joined the social gathering till after Sephiroth summoned Meteor. Discuss reducing issues near the buzzer beater. One other tidbit of this scrapped idea concerned Shinra sending Cid out on a suicide mission to offset the celestial physique with a rocket of his personal making, as if he was in some online game model of the 1998 Bruce Willis movie, Armageddon.

“Within the OG [Cid] didn’t actually need to comply with the social gathering, so this time that may very well be a very good motive,” Nikokow59 wrote.

Nikokow59’s principle would additionally counsel that Cid’s well-known rocket experiment, which initially happened earlier than the occasions of FFVII, would as an alternative be part of Rebirth’s story and function the sport’s cliffhanger. That will make loads of sense contemplating there’s nonetheless a whole third recreation to return to finish the Last Fantasy VII remake trilogy. Do you assume Nikokow59’s principle holds water, or will Sq. Enix finish Rebirth on a special observe?

Both means, we’ll have to attend some time to search out out, as Last Fantasy VII Rebirth doesn’t launch till February 29 on PlayStation 5.