- Square Enix announces the next chapter of Final Fantasy 7: Ever Crisis, focusing on Cloud’s backstory with Sephiroth.
- Ever Crisis is a free-to-play mobile game that retells FF7 with gacha mechanics, featuring new original characters.
- Fans are praising Ever Crisis for expanding the game’s world, but some are concerned about its faster story progression compared to the Remake series.
Square Enix has announced the next chapter of Final Fantasy 7: Ever Crisis. Chapter four of the game will focus on pivotal points of Cloud’s backstory with antagonist Sephiroth.
Final Fantasy 7: Ever Crisis is a free-to-play mobile retelling of Final Fantasy 7 with gacha mechanics. It draws story points from the game’s spin-offs while telling a new original storyline centering on never-before-seen characters Glenn, Matt, and Lucia. Developed by Applibot and published by Square Enix, the game releases monthly episodes to keep players hooked.
Final Fantasy 7: Ever Crisis‘s next chapter, titled “Cloud’s Memories,” was revealed in a new teaser trailer. The snippets of the story shown in the trailer focus on Cloud and Sephiroth’s forever-intertwined relationship earlier in their life as SOLDIERs working for the Shinra Corporation. Square Enix also announced that the new chapter is available to play starting November 19.
Final Fantasy 7: Ever Crisis Chapter 4 Release Date
- Sunday, November 19, 2023
The trailer starts at Aerith’s house in the Sector 5 slums in Midgar, where the party consisting of Cloud, Barret, Tifa, Aerith, and Red XIII listen to Cloud recount his memories from five years before the game’s events. The video then shows clips from Cloud and Sephiroth’s visit to the former’s hometown of Nibelheim, where they see Jenova imprisoned in a tank, all of which fans of the original game will be familiar with. The trailer ends with a look at a big green dragon, seemingly the final boss of the chapter.
Despite only being released a few months ago, Final Fantasy 7: Ever Crisis is already being hailed by some Final Fantasy fans for fleshing out the game’s world, especially when it comes to fan-favorite character Sephiroth. The first three chapters have already further elaborated on the characters’ backgrounds while staying faithful to the pace of the original game, such as how Chapter 3 shows details of Sephiroth and his mother early in the story.
However, there are also some fans who are concerned about how Ever Crisis‘s story progression is faster than the Remake series, with post-Midgar events already happening in the game before Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth releases in 2024. If Applibot stays true to its promise of delivering monthly episodes, at this rate Ever Crisis may reach the story points from Final Fantasy 7‘s Disc 3 or even the spin-off games by the time Rebirth comes out.