January 31st, The Release Date For Final Fantasy VII, Is Now A Registered Day In Japan


Posted on January 31, 2023 by Nick Moreno

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To many, the Final Fantasy franchise is a landmark IP for millions of players. Even more, 1997’s Final Fantasy VII is the pinnacle for the entire series now more than two decades after the game’s original release on the PlayStation. In 2020, the release welcomed the long-awaited remake for the game with part one of three.

Later on, Final Fantasy VII Remake: Intergrade arrived offering additional story for the game on PlayStation 5 playing as Yuffie. But looking ahead, Square Enix is already well made with the next part for the remake series. In that, Final Fantasy VII Remake: Rebirth was announced back in July 2022 slated for PlayStation 5.

This week, Square Enix has officially registered ‘Final Fantasy VII Day’ with the Japan Anniversary Association. The firm made an announcement on Twitter solidifying this arrangement with a statement from Final Fantasy VII director and Final Fantasy VII Remake project producer Yoshinori Kitase.

“The 31st of January 1997, the day that Final Fantasy VII came out, was not just a significant day for the Final Fantasy series, but also marked when so many big things started moving for those of us who worked on the game,” Kitase writes in the letterhead.

“I remember being overwhelmed at the breakneck speed with which video game technology was evolving, but also dreaming big things for the future. With the establishment of this official anniversary day, I will now always remember these things, and hold them dearly in my heart.”

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