Zack Is Back
Square Enix apparently decided that there wasn’t enough big gaming news over the last couple of weeks because they had a lot to share during their Final Fantasy VII 25th Anniversary stream today. While not the closing announcement, one of the biggest is that they’re remaking the spinoff Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII as well. Even better, we won’t have to wait long for it.
Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII- Reunion is set to launch this winter, though it remains to be seen if that means late 2022 or early 2023. I feel there’s a good chance even Square Enix aren’t sure which just yet. A prequel to Final Fantasy VII, Crisis Core has you playing Zack Fair, a member of SOLDIER who has deep connections to Cloud. It sets up a lot of what came before the original game.
This remake promises fully updated 3D models, full voice acting, and new musical arrangements. It looks to be using the Final Fantasy VII Remake engine, though that’s speculation at this point.
Perhaps the most surprising part of this announcement is the platforms it’s coming to. While Remake remains exclusive to PlayStation and PC platforms, Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII- Reunion will launch on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. Could this mean the Remake gets additional ports in the future? How are they getting this running on Switch? That remains to be seen, but you can watch the trailer below to get an idea what to expect.