The Final Fantasy 7 25th Anniversary Livestream was kept short and sweet by Square Enix – but the reveals are big and meaty. Here are all of the big announcements coming from the Final Fantasy 7 25th Anniversary Livestream.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade Headed to Steam and Steam Deck

The PC version of Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade came out exclusively on the Epic Games Store last December. Now, the next-gen version of FF7R is headed to Steam as well. Apart from heading to Steam, the game is also advertised to be Steam Deck compatible. The game is out now on Steam and is offered at a discounted 29% rate.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade is the next-gen upgraded version of FF7R, and also comes with the INTERmission DLC that introduced and focused on Yuffie Kisaragi. FF7R launched on PC to disappointing results as the game was marred with technical issues. Patches have been released since then to help mitigate the issues, and hopefully the Steam release would indeed be the optimized version of the game with fewer bugs and glitches.

Final Fantasy 7 First Soldier Season 3 Announcements

After PC, Square Enix then moved on to the mobile space. First off was the announcement of updates coming to Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier. The battle royale mobile game is entering its third season “Highway Star” and along with the new season come various new features, including the new map “Midgar Plateside”, the new weapon “Serpent Launcher”, the new style “Machinist”, and finally, the new materia Water.

Square Enix also teased the upcoming North America tournament for The First Soldier, which should be coming this Summer. For more details regarding this, Square Enix encourages interested players to follow the official Final Fantasy VII The First Soldier Twitter account.

Final Fantasy 7 Ever Crisis

For those disappointed by how Final Fantasy VII Remake messed up with the game's original story, this title will be how Square Enix apologizes to their slighted fans. Final Fantasy 7 Ever Crisis is essentially a strict remake of the PSOne classic, following the exact same sequence of events. The only differences are the presentation – with new chibi-style, chubby hands graphics similar to games like Bravely Default, but also with a new turn-based ATB RPG gameplay with Final Fantasy 7 Remake graphics.

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There's something weird at the end, however. The iconic cutscene where we see Sephiroth's back turned against us as he slowly turns to face Cloud in Nibelheim has been remixed in this trailer, with Sephiroth switching places with Kadaj. So, while we're hoping that this game will be more of a remake than Remake was, I won't be getting my hopes up. It's still possible that this game is yet another bait and switch and is merely another re-imagining of Final Fantasy 7. There have already been news before that Ever Crisis will feature loot boxes and will be released in monthly episodic installments, so this won't be the ideal FF7 re-release we're all hoping for.

Final Fantasy VII Ever Crisis will be entering Closed Beta Testing for Android and iOS this year.

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion

“The Price of Freedom is Steep.” The words were spoken by Zack Fair before his final clash with ShinRa soldiers in Crisis Core before he passed on the Buster Sword to FF7 protagonist Cloud Strife.  The new trailer opens up with these words, which definitely caused a lot of brains to explode during the live stream earlier.

Yes, the rumors are true, there's going to be a Crisis Core remake, and we're getting it for the PS5. It appears to be a straight-up remake of the original Crisis Core, which will be released this Winter on PC, Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and the Xbox Series X.

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII was originally an action role-playing game for the PlayStation Portable. Its original format makes it hard to replay these days, which makes this re-release more important. The game primarily focuses on Zack Fair, a member of SOLDIER, who was the owner of the Buster Sword before Cloud Strife. The story takes place before the events of FF7, and revolves around the perfect SOLDIER experiments Genesis, Sephiroth, and Angeal, setting the stones of the setting of the original PSOne title.

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth – FF7R Part Two

Finally, the second part of the Final Fantasy VII Remake saga. Say what you will about Square Enix's decision to change the direction of the plot in Remake, and how they baited their fanbase into the idea of a faithful remake, FF7R was a magnificent game in all technical ways. So, it's just great for us to get another dose of that game, but now that the proverbial cat is out of the bag, there's no more reason for FF7R to pretend that it's a remake when it's not. Rebirth embraces the reboot nature of the new FF7 Trilogy and will be taking the entire series in a new direction.

Based on the first look trailer, the game is more FF7R, a game and vehicle meant to move the story. We're hoping that we'll get the Gold Saucer here finally, and be introduced to Red XIII and Vincent Valentine. There's still going to be quite the wait before this comes out, however, as the Final Fantasy 7 Remake Part Two will not be coming out until next Winter 2023.