During the recent State of Play, Square Enix focused solely on the second installment in the Final Fantasy 7 remake trilogy titled Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth. The game will launch exclusively for PlayStation 5. To conclude the showcase, they announced that a demo for Rebirth is available to download now.
Rebirth continues the story from the 2020 remake Final Fantasy 7 Remake, which received a native PlayStation 5 enhanced version a year later. For newcomers to the series who haven’t experienced the first chapter, Square Enix is releasing Rebirth in Standard and Deluxe Editions. There will also be a Twin Pack and Digital Deluxe Twin Pack containing both Rebirth and Remake. For a limited time, the Remake copy included with the Twin Packs comes at no extra cost.
Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth Demo
The Final Fantasy VII Rebirth demo allows players to experience the Nibelheim section from the opening chapter of the game. If you have a save file from the demo, you can transfer it to the full game when launched to gain access to exclusive items like a charm and survival set. About a week before the game’s release, Square Enix will also make the Junon area playable in the demo. However, Junon demo progress won’t transfer over since that section has been altered specifically for the demo.
Visually, Final Fantasy VII Rebirth appears more striking and grand in scale compared to the previous Remake game. Despite the enhanced graphics, the visuals remain pleasing to the eye. The audio quality is once again superb, blending beautifully with the gameplay just like in the Remake. The opening of Rebirth provides a helpful tutorial section to ease players into the game. As someone who thoroughly enjoyed the Remake on PlayStation 4 Pro, Rebirth’s demo gives me confidence that the sequel will be an excellent must-play release for fans. My footage of the demo can be seen below.