The year’s end will be a busy time for fans of Final Fantasy VII. Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion had its release date confirmed by Square Enix’s latest trailer for the game. It comes out on December 13, 2022. Though the launch date trailer first debuted during Tuesday’s Nintendo Direct, the confirmed Crisis Core Reunion release date applies to the PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC editions, as well.
Check out the Crisis Core Reunion trailer below. It shows off the game’s new graphical style, which brings it into line with the style of recent FFVII revival projects, particularly Final Fantasy VII Remake.
Crisis Core Reunion is based on Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII, which first released in 2007 on the PlayStation Portable. It was a prequel of sorts to Final Fantasy VII, and focused on the adventures of Zack Fair, a young member of SOLDIER who plays a key role in the backstory of FFVII protagonist Cloud Strife. Crisis Core helped flesh out the larger setting of FFVII, detailing the workings of Shinra’s private army, and introducing characters like Genesis and Angeal to the FFVII setting.
Check out some screenshots from the game in the gallery.
A post on Square Enix’s blog detailed more about Crisis Core Reunion, its characters, and its combat system. The battle system is called DMW (Digital Mind Wave), a slot machine-like system that which triggers randomized effects ranging from powerful buffs to character-specific Limit Breaks to Summons that dominate the field. Characters can equip Materia to unlock spells and abilities, as well as gain stat boosts.
Here’s the voice cast for Crisis Core Reunion.
- Zack – Caleb Pierce (EN), Kenichi Suzumura (JP)
- Sephiroth – Tyler Hoechlin (EN), Toshiyuki Morikawa (JP)
- Cloud – Cody Christian (EN), Takahiro Sakurai (JP)
- Aerith – Briana White (EN), Maaya Sakamoto (JP)
- Genesis – Shaun Conde (EN), Gackt (JP)
- Tseng – Vic Chao (EN), Junichi Suwabe (JP)
- Cissnei – Kayli Mills (EN), Asumi Nakata (JP)
- Hollander – Jason Marnocha (EN), Shinya Owada (JP)
- Yuffie – Brandilyn Cheah (EN), Kino Sakai (JP)
- Lazard – Francis Ausley (EN), Junpei Morita (JP)
- Angeal – Bill Millsap (EN), Kazuhiko Inoue (JP)
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion releases for the PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC on December 13, 2022.