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PSA: A Remaining Fantasy VII Spin-Off You Did not Play Issues In Rebirth


A young Sephiroth stands in front of a fire.

Picture: Sq. Enix

Remaining Fantasy VII and its numerous spin-offs and prolonged media have gotten tough to maintain observe of through the years. As of late, every numbered Remaining Fantasy looks like an prolonged universe in its personal proper. Remaining Fantasy XV bought a complete film and anime mini-series earlier than it was even out, each of which factored closely into the primary story. Remaining Fantasy 7 wasn’t like that when it initially got here out in 1997, nevertheless it grew to become an prolonged universe with a number of spin-off video games, a film, and now a Remake trilogy that components these tales into the plot in important methods. That’s true of Remaining Fantasy 7 Rebirth, which is launching on February 29. There’s a spin-off you in all probability didn’t play that it’s best to brush up on earlier than diving in: Remaining Fantasy 7: The First Soldier and its Ever Disaster chapters.

We gained’t get too within the weeds about how The First Soldier components into Rebirth’s story, however in the event you don’t bear in mind the sport, it was an ill-fated battle royale that ran from 2021 to 2023. It was set a number of years earlier than the occasions of FF7, and had SOLDIER candidates combating towards one another in a simulation. The sport is now gone, nevertheless it lives on in Remaining Fantasy 7: Ever Disaster, the cellular and PC gacha sport that retells the occasions of Remaining Fantasy 7’s numerous spin-offs.

The First Soldier chapters are an unique story following characters featured within the battle royale sport. Its fundamental solid contains SOLDIER recruits Glenn, Matt, Lucia, and a younger model of collection antagonist Sephiroth. With out diving into spoilers, we are able to affirm that the occasions of the First Soldier chapters do tie into Rebirth, and appear to be they may have a ripple impact into the third sport Sq. Enix is engaged on to finish the Remake trilogy.

In the event you’re making an attempt to get caught up earlier than Rebirth launches, the only factor to do is watch the First Soldier chapters on YouTube or discover a abstract of the occasions on-line. When it grew to become clear throughout my Rebirth playthrough that Ever Disaster and First Soldier had been factoring into issues, I watched YouTuber Sector 6’s recaps of the primary 5 chapters to acquaint myself with the fabric. As of proper now, the story is incomplete, as Ever Disaster’ chapters are nonetheless rolling out. However there’s sufficient so that you can get a way of how the occasions of Ever DisasterFirst Soldier chapters would result in issues that unfold in Rebirth.

After you sweep up in your Remaining Fantasy 7 lore, remember to clear your PlayStation 5’s arduous drive area and learn up on our fight suggestions so that you’ll be prepared for Rebirth when it launches on February 29.