Oct 03, 2021
FINAL FANTASY VII THE FIRST SOLDIER Scheduled to Launch in November 2021 with Pre-Registration Beginning This Month
Ateam Entertainment Inc. (headquarters: Nagoya, Japan; president: Yukimasa Nakauchi) and SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. (headquarters: Tokyo, Japan; president: Yosuke Matsuda) announced in a special livestream on October 3 that their collaborative battle royale title “FINAL FANTASY VII THE FIRST SOLDIER” is scheduled to launch in November 2021, with pre-registration available during October. Along with a sneak peek of gameplay from the latest version of the title, the livestream also included information on adjustments made to the game based on player feedback and the announcement of a new playable “style”.
■Release Scheduled for November 2021 — Pre-Registration Available Soon
Players won’t have to wait long as the release month for FINAL FANTASY VII THE FIRST SOLDIER was announced by the developers who, during a special livestream that aired on October 3, said players can expect to have the game in their hands this November (2021). Pre-registration for the game will begin during the month of October.
FINAL FANTASY VII THE FIRST SOLDIER TGS 2021 Livestream Archive:
■FINAL FANTASY VII THE FIRST SOLDIER Details & Latest Trailer
Players will fight to join the ranks of Shinra’s elite SOLDIER unit in FINAL FANTASY VII THE FIRST SOLDIER, an official chapter of FINAL FANTASY VII. A total of 75 candidates duke it out utilizing guns, swords, and magic in this RPG-infused battle royale action game. Players can defeat monsters to earn experience points and gil, call upon fan-favorite summons such as Ifrit to fight for them, and catch a chocobo to dash and glide across the battlefield.
Latest Trailer from SQUARE ENIX PRESENTS TOKYO GAME SHOW 2021:
■Latest Info Announced in the Livestream
During the livestream, the developers made several announcements, including the addition of much-requested controller support and information on a new playable “style”. Gameplay of the latest version of the game was also broadcast to showcase the new features.
-Adjustments in Response to Player Feedback from the Closed Beta Test
The closed beta test was held in June 2021 and over 90% of players of the English version were “satisfied” or “very satisfied.” The development team received a great deal of feedback and requests from players, and under the direction of FINAL FANTASY VII creative director Testuya Nomura, made the following improvements and adjustments:
Controller support has been added for players who prefer using a controller over their touch screen.
A training mode in which players can test out materia and guns to hone their skills has been added.
The tutorial has been made more intuitive so that first-time battle royale players can enjoy a smooth start.
Players can obtain special materials from secret boxes and monster drops then exchange them for customization skins.
-New “Ninja” Style
Players can choose their preferred style before a game. The “warrior”, “sorcerer”, “monk”, and “ranger” styles that were available during the closed beta test will be accompanied by the new “ninja” style on release. This new addition specializes in stealth and mobility and throws a shuriken for its melee attacks. If you like sneaking up on your enemies and striking them unawares, then this is the style for you.
The latest information about the game can be found on the official website and our official Twitter account, Facebook account, and Discord server.
Official Site: https://ffvii-the-first-soldier.square-enix-games.com/en-us/
Discord Server: https://discord.com/invite/nxMWXePAfg
■About FINAL FANTASY VII THE FIRST SOLDIER
FINAL FANTASY VII THE FIRST SOLDIER is a high-octane battle royale action game infused with RPG elements from the FINAL FANTASY series. Set in Midgar prior to the events of FINAL FANTASY VII, players fight to join the ranks of Shinra’s elite SOLDIER unit while utilizing spells, weapons, and special abilities to defeat opponents and emerge victorious. Tetsuya Nomura, creative director of the FINAL FANTASY VII series, is also handling creative direction of this official entry into the COMPILATION OF FINAL FANTASY VII.
Teaser Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chSgLDIhWE0
Title: FINAL FANTASY VII THE FIRST SOLDIER
Release Date: November 2021 (planned)
Genre: Battle Royale
Platform: iOS, Android
Price: Free to play (in-app purchases available)
Distribution: Worldwide (excluding mainland China)
Languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, Korean
Rights: © 1997, 2021 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by Ateam Entertainment Inc.
CHARACTER DESIGN: TETSUYA NOMURA
■About FINAL FANTASY VII
Released in 1997, FINAL FANTASY VII enthralled players with its emotional story, appealing characters, and engrossing cutscenes that utilized cutting-edge technology. To date, the title has sold over 13.3 million copies* worldwide.
■About the FINAL FANTASY Series
Starting with the original in 1987, FINAL FANTASY is a series of Japanese roleplaying games that has garnered worldwide acclaim with its technologically advanced graphics, original world settings, and deep stories. Thanks in part to its active expansion into western markets, it has accumulated over 164 million total sales* worldwide.
*Combined physical and digital sales