Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis release date and the rest you need to know

Ever Crisis during the pandemic. Marketing or coincidence?

Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis release date and the rest you need to know

Back in February, Square Enix announced that two new Final Fantasy games would be heading for iOS and Android. One of them was a battle royale title, whilst the other was a more traditional RPG called Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis. We'll be looking in-depth at the latter today since most long-time Final Fantasy fans will be looking forward to it the most.

So, if you have found yourself on this page, you're most looking to absorb as much information about Square Enix's next mobile RPG as possible. We've got you covered, whether you're looking for the latest on the Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis release date or simply what the game itself is about. Here's everything we know so far.

Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis gameplay

What is Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis?

Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis is a singleplayer role-playing game that will receive monthly, episodic instalments. It looks to retell the events of all the titles from the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII. This includes Advent Children, Before Crisis, Crisis Core and Dirge of Cerberus alongside Final Fantasy VII itself. It should serve as a great introduction for beginners alongside a new way for long-time fans to experience the story in whichever order they'd like by selecting chapters from a timeline.

In addition to simply retelling the story that most players will already be familiar with, players can enjoy completely new content. This includes the backstory for Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier and tales from the childhoods of Final Fantasy VII characters. Ardent fans of the series can expect plenty of new lore related to the Final Fantasy VII universe.

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The gameplay, meanwhile, utilises an Active Time Battle System, which is similar to the one used in the original game. This means we can expect to be creating a party of three, with each character being able to perform actions when their gauge is full. This could include using abilities, magic or summons. If it remains loyal to the original game, each character will also have a Limit Break attack to unleash after they take a certain amount of damage.

Developer Applibot is also taking an interesting approach with the game's graphics. When exploring the overworld, Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis has a cute, retro-styled look that's sure to evoke feelings of nostalgia from fans. In battle, however, the art style switches to a look that is closer to Final Fantasy VII: Remake.

Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis release

What is the Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis release date?

At the time of writing, Square Enix has not announced the Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis release date. All we know so far is that the game is slated to launch in 2022. Since that's not until next year, we shouldn't expect to hear news on the release date until later in 2021.

Will Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis be free-to-play?

Yes! When Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis releases it will be a free-to-play game. As reported by IGN, the game's in-app purchases will be loot boxes that contain random weapons and costumes. Other than that, each of the chapter's will be available for free.

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Stephen Gregson-Wood
Stephen Gregson-Wood
Stephen brings both a love of games and a very formal-sounding journalism qualification to the Pocket Gamer team.