Square Enix announced Final Fantasy VII The First Soldier, which is set to be a battle royal game for Android and iOS devices sometime in 2021. The game is set before the events of Final Fantasy VII, with players assuming the role of a potential candidate for the SOLDIER program. A short trailer was released through the official Final Fantasy VII Twitter account, which provided a quick look at gameplay.
The video demonstrates that players will be able to use both melee and ranged attacks (primarily using guns) to attack other players. A shield system will also exist, which features the visual stylings associated with Sephiroth’s Scintilla attack. You can watch the trailer in full below.
That's not all, we're also presenting two new mobile games!
Here's @FinalFantasy VII The First Soldier – a battle royale game set in Midgar before the events of FFVII. As a SOLDIER candidate, make full use of your abilities in a battle for your survival. pic.twitter.com/EUe3kfonMr
— FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE (@finalfantasyvii) February 25, 2021
This is one of two mobile games Square Enix has announced prior to the reveal of a PlayStation 5 version of Final Fantasy VII Remake. This version will feature a special episode for Yuffie, the infamous materia-stealing ninja from Wutai. Additionally, this new trailer featured cameos from extended universe titles like Final Fantasy VII: Dirge of Cerberus. If you blink you might miss it, but it is worth the second watch. Final Fantasy VII Remake on the PlayStation 5 will also feature updated graphics and significantly better loading times.
Final Fantasy VII The First Soldier will appear on Android and iOS devices in 2021.