Yesterday at The Game Awards, Square Enix treated attendees to a surprise musical performance. A new trailer for Final Fantasy VII Rebirth showed off some scenes for the upcoming game, set to a new theme song.
Entitled “No Promises to Keep,” the theme song is composed by Final Fantasy veteran Nobuo Uematsu. Loren Allred, award-winning singer of “Never Enough” from The Greatest Showman, performed the piece live at The Game Awards. The new trailer played behind the orchestra, showcasing some exciting faces and developments.
Square Enix has been fairly generous with trailers for Final Fantasy VII Rebirth as the game gears up for its February release. This time, we got our first look at Cid, the curmudgeonly mechanic from the original game. He finally looks his age too. Canonically 32 years old, the original game often portrays him acting like an old man. The trailer also shows off first looks at Dio, the owner of the Gold Saucer, Dyne, Barrett’s former friend, and a few summons.
The trailer also confirms some theories. A certain member of Avalanche who most definitely died in Final Fantasy VII Remake seems to have found a new lease on life. The remake teased this during its ending, but never confirmed it. It did confirm that Biggs survives, and we see him in the trailer lamenting the fate of his fallen comrades.
The remake also did confirm that Zack Fair returned to the land of the living. The trailer finally shows him reunited with Aerith Gainsborough. It also features Aerith singing the theme song of the game, likely at the Gold Saucer.
But the biggest tease comes at the very end. Aerith looks up from The Forgotten City as a black feather falls in front of her. Fans of the original game know what this means, and of course the trailer cuts off right before anything else gets revealed. But in a new twist, Marlene (of all people!) seems to warn Zack earlier on. But will he arrive in time?
We’ll find out in a couple months, as Final Fantasy VII Rebirth arrives on February 29th, 2024 for PlayStation 5. This newest trailer really makes the wait more difficult, answering a few questions while asking even bigger ones.