Square Enix has revealed a new Final Fantasy VII mobile game called Ever Crisis, which offers a re-telling of the original Final Fantasy VII and its Compilation.
The game will have an episodic rollout structure, so it likely will only cover major events from these games. The announcement trailer showcases Cloud and Barret’s bombing mission, which was the introduction to Final Fantasy VII, as well as a tease of the ovpening mission of the prequel game Crisis Core, starring Cloud’s friend Zack.
The Compilation includes several other titles, including Dirge of Cerberus (a PS2 shooter) and Advent Children (an animated movie), so it seems that those will be covered in Ever Crisis in some form as well.
In terms of visuals, Ever Crisis mixes cartoonish-style character models in cutscenes and exploration and higher-definition Final Fantasy VII Remake-style graphics when in combat. Gameplay-wise, Ever Crisis seems to sport traditional turn-based combat that are optimised for touchscreen controls.
Overall, the game seems very reminiscent of Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition, a mobile and Switch game that retold key moments from Final Fantasy XV in an episodic format.
Square Enix says Ever Crisis will release worldwide sometime in 2022. The publisher says the game will be free to play with some form of yet-to-be-detailed in-app purchases.
Alongside Ever Crisis, the publisher has also unveiled a Final Fantasy VII battle royale game called The First Soldier (releasing sometime later this year) and an enhanced version of Final Fantasy VII Remake for PS5 (coming June 10th).