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FFVII Rebirth Ends at the City of Ancients Forgotten Capital

Tetsuya Nomura announced FFVII Rebirth, the next part of the Final Fantasy VII remake, will end at the Forgotten Capital
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FFVII Rebirth Creative Director Tetsuya Nomura revealed in the PlayStation Blog that the next entry will cover the events of the game from the party leaving Midgar to arriving at the City of Ancients Forgotten Capital. This means that the newest entry in the series’ next cliffhanger will leave off at one of the most notable moments in the Final Fantasy VII story. It is also when “Disc 1” ended on the PlayStation release. He also noted that the places people visit may at times be in a different order than the original version.

Here is Nomura’s official statement that revealed FFVII Rebirth ends with the events at the Forgotten Capital.

We have mentioned this a few times before, but the order in which you can explore the locations is not the same as the original Final Fantasy VII, and there are some shifts in the order. For example, Wutai, one of the major locations, is not part of the route in Final Fantasy VII Rebirth and will be visited in the next one. Although there are some changes in the order of the locations, the locations depicted in this title extend up to “The Forgotten Capital,” where the greatest fate of Final Fantasy VII awaits you.

Editor’s Note: There will be spoilers for the original Final Fantasy VII Forgotten Capital events below.

In the original storyline, the Forgotten Capital is the place where Sephiroth kills Aerith. This means that the latest retelling of the game’s events could result in FFVII Rebirth ending with a cliffhanger sometime before, during, or after this moment in the Forgotten Capital.

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth will come to the PlayStation 5 on February 29, 2024. There is a Collector’s Edition with extra items and a Sephiroth figure. The exclusivity period runs until at least May 29, 2024. FFVII Remake is available on the PS4, PS5, and PC now.

Jenni Lada
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