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Remaining Fantasy VII Rebirth: Matt Mercer Is Vincent Valentine

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Matt Mercer is seen holding a microphone seated next to Cody Christian (the voice of Cloud Strife) and John Eric Bentley (the voice of Barret Wallace) at a panel of voice actors from Final Fantasy VII Rebirth at New York Comic Con 2023.

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In the present day at New York Comedian Con, it was revealed that voice actor Matt Mercer, maybe finest referred to as the Dungeon Grasp of in style actual-play webseries Important Function, will likely be starring as gunslinger Vincent Valentine in Remaining Fantasy VII Rebirth, the second chapter in Sq. Enix’s ongoing remake of the traditional ‘90s Japanese function enjoying recreation.

Earlier trailers for Remaining Fantasy VII Rebirth have confirmed off a wide range of totally different locales, in addition to characters not featured within the first chapter, 2020’s Remaining Fantasy VII Remake, together with Vincent Valentine. A lot of the sport stays shrouded in thriller, nonetheless, because the remake mission isn’t only a devoted retelling of the unique story, however sees its narrative branching off in some daring new instructions. In the present day at NYCC, a panel that includes voice actors from the extremely anticipated sequel revealed a bit extra about what to anticipate.

Whereas Matt Mercer did voice a couple of characters within the first entry of the remake mission, they have been largely minor NPCs with names like “Wall Market Thug.” Through the October 14 panel, Mercer revealed that he auditioned for Valentine in Rebirth, saying that he “put all of his power” into the audition. Then, he didn’t hear again for 9 months. And when he lastly did get a callback, it solely mentioned that he’d as soon as once more play anonymous NPCs.

In what he described as a prank performed on him by the oldsters producing the sport, Mercer mentioned he was introduced into the sales space to report strains for a random NPC when the display screen containing the script began glitching out earlier than fading to black and presenting him with one other character: that of Vincent Valentine. Fairly a method to discover out you’ve bought the job.

Remaining Fantasy VII Rebirth releases on February 29, 2024 for PlayStation 5.