Square Enix is set to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Final Fantasy VII, with a livestream taking place on June 16 at 3pm PT/ 6pm ET. You’ll be able to watch the presentation on the publisher’s official YouTube and Twitch channels.
Interestingly, the stream will only last around 10 minutes, but a note from Tetsuya Nomura, director of Final Fantasy VII Remake, reads “We will be streaming ‘FINAL FANTASY VII 25th Anniversary Celebration’. At only around 10 minutes long, it will be short and sweet, but we have packed in lots of information, so I hope everyone can look forward to the unveiling.”
There’s a wide array of different information we could see during the stream, as Square Enix has a variety of Final Fantasy VII projects in the works. The most obvious is some kind of update for Final Fantasy VII The First Soldier, the battle royale mobile game currently available.
There’s also Ever Crisis, a mobile game that was announced last year. Unlike First Soldier, Ever Crisis is a single-player game that retells the events of the original game as well as the expanded universe projects, like Crisis Core and Advent Children. Ever Crisis is speculated to launch this September, but there’s been no official confirmation from Square Enix as of yet.
Of course, the big announcement would be a trailer for Final Fantasy VII Remake Part 2, which we know is well into production. It’s been two years since Final Fantasy VII Remake released in April 2020, and one year since the release of the enhanced Intergrade version released on PS5.
The final possibility is the announcement of something brand new. Earlier this year in May, Square Enix filed three new trademarks, the first of which was specifically for Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade. The other two trademarks are much more interesting, as they’re for things titled “Labyrinth Striker” and “Final Bar Line.” It’s hard to say what those titles might correspond to, but considering Tifa owns the Seventh Heaven bar, it’s possible the latter could correspond to her.
Final Fantasy VII Remake is currently available for PS4, PS5, and PC via the Epic Games Store.