Final Fantasy VII Rebirth showcases New Characters, Synergy Abilities, New Dynamic Difficulty, and more
Square Enix has shared a batch of new information regarding the upcoming Final Fantasy VII Rebirth. New characters are introduced, such as the operator of the Inn at Kalm, the sheriff of Under Junon, the grandson of Bill, and more. Plus, we get a closer look at the new Synergy Abilities and Synergy Skills that have two characters team up to execute a powerful technique in the middle of battle.
Brand-new artwork of Aerith gazing up at the Highwind airship was unveiled, as well.
An in-depth look at the Kujata summon was provided as it harnesses the power of fire, ice, and lightning to devastate foes; it was previously revealed at the release date trailer for the game.
A new "Dynamic" difficulty was added that has enemies grow stronger as your characters grow stronger.
If your memory is rusty on what happened previously in Final Fantasy VII Remake, Square Enix provided a succinct 5-minute recap to prepare you for Final Fantasy VII Rebirth. If you haven't played FFVII Remake yet, be aware that it has a lot of spoilers because well, it's a recap video.
Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is coming out for the PlayStation 5 on February 29, 2024.
For more, check out all the new info below.
Regions of the world
The world is comprised of multiple regions, each boasting unique environments for you to explore and experience on your adventure.
Let's take a look at a couple:
Next up, we'll introduce a couple of new characters you'll meet on your journey!
(Voice Actor: Mick Lauer)
(Voice Actor: G.K. Bowes)
(Voice Actor: Reese Warren)
(Voice Actor: Paul Castro Jr.)
(Voice Actor: Trinity Bliss)
Combat: Red XIII and Aerith
Next up, we'll look at some of the combat abilities for Red XIII and Aerith.
Red XIII: Basic attacks
Red XIII: Abilities
Red XIII: Vengeance Mode (Unique Ability)
Aerith: Ward Shift (Unique Ability)
Combat: Synergy Abilities
Synergy abilities are powerful attacks in which two characters team up to turn the tide of battle. More abilities will unlock as you increase the party level - a numerical expression of how closely-knit your team is, and deepen the affinity between party members.
Fill the synergy gauge by using abilities, then unleash a synchronized assault! Here are some more examples:
Cloud/Tifa: Relentless Rush
Barret/Red XIII: Overfang
Combat: Synergy Skills
Two party members can team up to activate useful abilities without consuming ATB. These commands can be executed while blocking, and provide a wide array of beneficial effects. Each pair has their own unique set of abilities; some deal damage, while others offer support.
Here are some examples:
Cloud/Aerith: Spell Blade
Barret/Cloud: Mad Dash
Setting summoning materia will grant access to the power of the gods. A conjured deity will follow the player's lead and fight enemies automatically, but you can also instruct them to use special abilities.
Before they depart the battlefield, summons will unleash one final attack that will wreak immense havoc.
Chadley enlists your help with deepening his understanding of the world. As you explore the various regions, you will uncover new areas rich with treasures and natural wonders. Data points accumulated in your travels can then be spent to develop useful new materia.
Combat Styles / Difficulty Levels
FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH offers multiple combat styles and difficulty levels for players of all persuasions.
- “Active” mode offers players total control over their characters’ every move, allowing them to execute advanced strategies.
- “Classic” mode automates characters’ basic actions, giving players time to focus on specific command selection.
- "Easy” difficulty allows people to focus on the story rather than battles, while
- “Normal” provides a reasonable challenge for most players.
- In the newly added “Dynamic” difficulty, enemies grow stronger as your characters do - perfect for players who crave constant challenge.
We hope you’re excited to experience all this for yourselves when FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH launches for PS5 on February 29, 2024.
The game is available to preorder now.
Preorder any digital edition of the game to get the following bonus item:
- Moogle Trio Summoning Materia (in game item)
What’s more, if you have a save file from FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE, FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE INTERGRADE or FF7R EPISODE INTERmission, you will be able to claim the following items in FINAL FANTASY REBIRTH:
FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE (PS4 / PS5) save file
- Summon Materia: Leviathan
FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE EPISODE INTERmission save file
- Summon Materia: Ramuh
Please note that save data must be saved on the PS5 system.