Square Enix has released one of the most anticipated games of the year, Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, exclusively on PlayStation 5 ($69.99). Watch the new launch trailer (above).

Rebirth is both a sequel and a remake, continuing the big budget, cinematic remake of the seminal 1997 RPG that begain with Final Fantasy 7 Remake in 2020. It’s the second game in a planned trilogy of remakes to finish the Final Fantasy 7 story.

Rebirth is even more ambitious, as our heroes Cloud, Tifa, Aerith, and Barret leave the city of Midgar to explore the wider world using real-time, open world elements. They’ll soon be joined by newcomers Yuffie, Cait Sith, and others bent on fighting back against the tyrannical Shinra corporation and the evil Sephiroth.

“For many years, I wondered what a remake of Final Fantasy 7 could look like. Above all else, I felt we would need to do justice to the characters and story that had become so beloved by fans around the world,” said Tetsuya Normura, creative director. “Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth delivers on this vision and vastly expands upon the original title not only in the size of its world, but in the quiet moments shared by party members, where warmth, joy, sorrow and tenderness can be found. Thank you for playing our vision for a remake, in which the past is honored by the possibilities of the present to reimagine a story for future generations.”

A free, two-part demo is available on the PlayStation store, which includes the opening chapter, and a special preview set several hours later. Players who complete the first part of the demo can skip that section in the full game, and receive the Kupo Charm and Survival Set as a reward.

A Digital Deluxe Edition is also available ($89.99) and includes digital soundtrack and art book, as well as some in-game goodies.

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth is rated T for Teen.

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