Crisis Core Final Fantasy 7 Reunion: Release Date, Trailers, Gameplay, And More

Crisis Core Final Fantasy 7 Reunion: Release Date, Trailers, Gameplay, And More
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Tarran Stockton

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20th Sep 2022 10:17

Crisis Core Final Fantasy 7 was a remake of FF7 that was released in 2007 for the PSP, that fleshed out the story of a side character from the latter game called Zack Fair and explored the conflict between Shinra megacorporation and the Wutai people leading up to the events of FF7. At the FF7 25th anniversary celebration, Square Enix announced a remaster of the title called Crisis Core Final Fantasy 7 Reunion, allowing more people to experience the story before playing the FF7 remake trilogy. So if you need to know the Crisis Core Final Fantasy 7 Reunion release date and more, we've got you covered. 

Crisis Core Final Fantasy 7 Reunion Release Date

Crisis Core Final Fantasy 7 Reunion finally got a concrete release date during the September Nintendo Direct. The game is set to drop on December 13, 2022. During its initial reveal, the game was just given a 2022 release window, so it looks like the developers have managed to hit their target. 

Crisis Core Final Fantasy 7 Reunion Trailers 

The game's announcement trailer was debuted at Final Fantasy 7 25th anniversary celebration, showcasing a mix of gameplay and cinematics, along with the updated visuals. Though players who experienced the original will already know the general plot of Reunion and its place in the FF7 canon, but the trailer makes sure to establish the game as a prequel to FF7, as well as highlighting the importance of Zack's character due to him being an important character for the arc of Cloud and Sephiroth.

 

Crisis Core Final Fantasy 7 Reunion Gameplay

Crisis Core Final Fantasy 7 Reunion Gameplay
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As a mostly straightforward remaster, the gameplay and story will remain essentially the same throughout. The original game was more of an action role-playing game than FF7 and the other FF games, featuring fully real-time combat that ramped up the pace significantly. There were also a series of open areas that Zack would progress through over the course of the game, allowing you to speak to different NPCs, interact with the environment, and take part in combat. There were also side missions that could be opted into when arriving at save points.

Crisis Core Final Fantasy 7 Reunion Gameplay 2
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Reunion makes the game fully HD, improving all of the graphics across the board and updating all the character models for more fidelity. It's also set to receive a completely rearranged soundtrack and full voice acting for all the dialogue.

The game is a prequel story to FF7, and directly leads up to the events of the game. It follows a character called Zack Fair who is a SOLDIER for Shinra megacorporation, and his assignment to find the missing character Genesis Rhapsodos. Over the course of the game he uncovers a mystery relating to Shinra and called project G and links it to high-ranking SOLDIERs like Sephiroth. 

Crisis Core Final Fantasy 7 Reunion Platforms 

The game is set to come to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC, and the Nintendo Switch on release. 

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