Final Fantasy VII Rebirth's story will conclude at the Forgotten Capital, Tetsuya Nomura reveals

When Square Enix announced that the Final Fantasy VII Remake project was going to be split across multiple unique games, fans immediately had only one question: what segments of the original gmae will each entry contain? We now have an answer for the second game in the series, Final Fantasy VII Rebirth.

The news comes courtesy of FF7 Remake and Rebirth creative director and original FF7 character designer Tetsuya Nomura, who was part of a developer interview with the PlayStation blog published today to mark the new FF7 Rebirth trailer and the release date reveal

"The locations depicted in this title extend up to “The Forgotten Capital,” where the greatest fate of Final Fantasy VII awaits you," Nomura revealed.

The Forgotten Capital is also referred to as the City of the Ancients, and of course is the location where one of the most famous scenes in video game history takes place. With the FF7 Remake project throwing major story curveballs, fans are eager to see what happens in this new version of the scene - something which Nomura winks to in his statement.

Elsewhere, Nomura used the same question to note that fans can expect to find certain elements of the narrative mixed up in FF7 Rebirth - and one major location absent entirely.

"The order in which you can explore the locations is not the same as the original Final Fantasy VII, and there are some shifts in the order," Nomura explains. "For example, Wutai, one of the major locations, is not part of the route in Final Fantasy VII Rebirth and will be visited in the next one."

In the original FF7 Wutai, the home country of Yuffie, was available to visit during disc 1, and well before you head to the Forgotten Capital - but it was an optional side quest that could also be saved for later in the story. In the Remake trilogy, that section appears to have been permanently moved to later on.

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth will release on February 29th, 2024. Pre-orders are open now, and all that jazz.