Square Enix staff celebrate the Final Fantasy VII 25th anniversary

Square Enix staff celebrate the Final Fantasy VII 25th anniversary

Square Enix staff celebrate the Final Fantasy VII 25th anniversary in new messages from core developers on both the original Final Fantasy VII and the Final Fantasy VII Remake.

The main Square Enix staff celebrate the Final Fantasy VII 25th anniversary with both Final Fantasy VII director and Final Fantasy VII Remake producer Yoshinori Kitase and the infamous Final Fantasy VII character designer and Final Fantasy VII Remake creative director Tetsuya Nomura.

Here’s the message from both key staff:

“This year marks the 25th anniversary of FINAL FANTASY VII! It also marks the 35th anniversary of the FINAL FANTASY series itself, which means that FFVII was born in the 10th year of that 35 year long history.

Personally, I had always thought of FFVII as a recent game, but it has actually now become one of the games from the “early series”. Even so, we were honoured last year when it was voted as the third most popular game ever by gamers in a (Japanese) TV poll. That we could achieve something like that is very much thanks to all the support we have had from our fans over the long years. Thank you so much.

FFVII has re-emerged as the latest game in the series once again, with titles like FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE and FINAL FANTASY VII THE FIRST SOLDIER, and you can look forward to even more exciting new developments in future!”

Yoshinori Kitase

“With the 25th anniversary of FFVII this year, the game has now existed for a quarter-century. I am truly grateful to all the fans who have loved FFVII over these 25 years, and thanks to your support, Cloud has never felt far away over that time.

Continuing on from the release of FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE, FINAL FANTASY VII THE FIRST SOLDIER has also now opened for service and next we have FINAL FANTASY VII EVER CRISIS waiting in the wings too. With all of these exciting new projects, I get a real sense of how more and more people are supporting FFVII. Not just the fans from the original game, but also those who never experienced it are being drawn to the unique world of FFVII.

And there will be even more new FFVII projects that started up after the remake coming in future too. The team see this 25th anniversary as a waypoint on our journey with FFVII, and will continue pressing ahead to even greater things, so please keep supporting us going forward!”

Tetsuya Nomura
FINAL FANTASY VII Character Design etc. and FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE Project Creative Director

The original Final Fantasy VII was released back on January 31st, 1997 in Japan for the PlayStation.

Its remake, Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade has been available since June 2021 on PlayStation 5 and the original Final Fantasy VII Remake is available on PlayStation 4. In case you missed it, you can find our review for the remake here and Intergrade here, and our port report on the PC version here.

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