‘Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis’ Mobile Game Launching Sept With Exclusive Soundtracks

It’s been more than 25 years since the debut of Final Fantasy VII, but its legacy continues to burn brightly. The highly-popular JRPG has spawned a whole universe of spin-off games, an animated feature film, and even tie-in novels, and the list will only grow longer with time.

Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis is the latest addition to the family, slated to hit iOS and Android-compatible mobile devices on 7 September. It’ll revisit moments from the other FFVII titles, add some new ones, and let players “experience the journey of a young hero Sephiroth”. Exclusive soundtracks are also included as part of the game, with its official X (formerly known as Twitter) offering a preview of the first few songs.

First announced in 2021 alongside The First Soldier and the PlayStation 5 version of Final Fantasy VII Remake, the mobile RPG is directed by longtime franchise head creative Tetsuya Nomura, and serves as a retelling of the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII. The mainline entry focuses on Cloud, while the Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion spin-off puts the spotlight on his predecessor, Zack Fair, so the shift to Sephiroth’s perspective, who plays a major role in both games, makes sense.

It’s also likely that Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis will introduce yet another deviation from the original title’s timeline, which would align with its marketing tagline of “another possibility for a remake.” In terms of art style, the blocky look from the 1997 classic has been recreated into 3D visuals.

Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis Launch

Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis launches on 7 September, and serves to tide over the wait for Final Fantasy VII Rebirth — the second entry of the FFVII Remake trilogy — that’s currently slated for a 2024 release. Pre-order for the mobile RPG is now open on the App Store, while Android users can pre-register on Google Play.