Following a leak on Monday night, the news was confirmed in a State of Play presentation focused entirely on the hotly anticipated PS5 exclusive action-RPG.
In the demo, you’ll be able to play through the entire first chapter of the game, which centres around an extended Nibelheim flashback sequence featuring Cloud and Sephiroth. Square Enix says those who complete the demo will be able to skip that section of Nibelheim in the full game.
Closer to the game’s release, on February 21st, the demo will also be updated to feature a present-day section of the game in which Cloud and friends explore the wilds outside of the Junon harbour town. (It’s also worth noting that both of these sections were covered in media preview coverage — you can read our impressions here.)
Finally, Square Enix says that having save data from the demo will give you the following items in the full game:
- Kupo charm — An accessory that increases the number of resource items extracted at a set rate
- Survival set — A selection of items to aid on your adventure, such as potions and ethers
Alongside confirmation of the demo, the State of Play showcased around 20 minutes of Rebirth gameplay. You can check that out here.
Final Fantasy VII Rebirth launches on PlayStation 5 on February 29th. Those with PS4 or PS5 save files from Final Fantasy VII Remake will receive Leviathan summon, while save data from Remake Intergrade‘s Intermission DLC will net you the Ramuh summon.
Notably, this wasn’t the only State of Play to be held recently. Last week, PlayStation aired a general State of Play featuring more than 15 games, including Death Stranding 2, the Silent Hill 2 remake, Sonic x Shadow Generations and more. A full recap of what was shown can be found here.
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Update: 06/02/2024 at 7:59pm ET — Added more details on the demo from the Square Enix blog.