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Google “Final Fantasy” for a fun Easter egg
By: Jeff de Leon on 3/1/2024 4:53:17 PM

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Even Google is in a celebratory mood with yesterday’s launch of Final Fantasy VII Rebirth. Googling terms like “Final Fantasy” and “Chocobo” will pull up search results in addition to a special surprise at the bottom of the window. Press the golden button marked with a Chocobo and see your screen start to shake and a few retro Chocobos scurrying across the Google window. Press the golden button a few times in the row and see even more Chocobos traverse the screen along with one or two Clouds with their Buster Swords raised. Spam the golden button like a madman and start a full-on stampede with Chocobos and scattered Clouds filling the entire window. Google’s Chocobo Easter egg is a fun litt...
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The big Aerith question teased in Final Fantasy VII Rebirth launch trailer
By: Jeff de Leon on 2/29/2024 5:30:08 PM

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It’s finally here. Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is officially out now and Final Fantasy fans all over the world are hungrily playing to discover what becomes of Aerith, the Midgar flower seller who’s won hearts since she first came into our lives when the original game was released back in 1997. The Rebirth team knows Aerith’s fate has been front and center in the minds of fans since the announcement of Final Fantasy VII Remake and the Rebirth launch trailer appears to be their final tease before players discover the truth for themselves. Thirteen seconds into the trailer, Sephiroth menacingly utters the words, “Good, Aerith. Pray.” This is an obvious attempt to raise dark memories of Aerith’s ...
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When can you start playing Final Fantasy VII Rebirth?
By: Jeff de Leon on 2/28/2024 5:03:30 PM

When can you start playing Final Fantasy VII Rebirth? Headline Image

We’ve finally made it! Final Fantasy VII Rebirth launches on February 29, meaning we only have to wait a few more hours to play the most anticipated game of the year. But exactly when can you start playing the game in your part of the world? Here are the official release times for those living in the Western Hemisphere. Rebirth Release Times Eastern Standard Time - Midnight on February 29 Central Standard Time - 11:00 p.m. on February 28 Mountain Standard Time - 10:00 p.m. on February 28 Pacific Standard Time - 9:00 p.m. on February 28 Alaska Standard Time - 8:00 p.m. on February 28 Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time - 7:00 p.m. on February 28 Preload the Game Now! Preloading on digital edition...
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Final Fantasy VII Rebirth game discs in Japan are labeled wrong
By: Jeff de Leon on 2/28/2024 4:27:38 PM

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth game discs in Japan are labeled wrong Headline Image

There’s been a printing error on physical game discs of Final Fantasy VII Rebirth in Japan and other Asian countries. Explained as a “defect in the manufacturing process at Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.” via the Japanese Square Enix site, the “Play Disc” and “Data Disc” labels have been mistakenly swapped. This means that players in impacted markets will need to insert the “Play Disc” to install the game and then use the “Data Disc” to play it once the installation is complete. So far, this labeling snafu has been discovered on Japanese, Korean, and Chinese versions of physical Final Fantasy VII Rebirth game discs. Final Fantasy VII Rebirth launches in less than 24 hours on February 2...
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Final Fantasy VII Rebirth launch stream on Twitch to feature the game’s cast
By: Jeff de Leon on 2/27/2024 4:15:17 PM

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We’re less than 48 hours away from the launch of Final Fantasy VII Rebirth and Square Enix is celebrating with an official launch stream on February 28 at 1 p.m. PST on their Twitch channel. There are no details on what exactly awaits viewers during this online shindig, but the Final Fantasy VII Rebirth team has announced the list of personalities that’ll be featured. The special event is being hosted by former IGN correspondent and current radio host, Naomi Kyle, along with professional AWE wrestler and content creator, Kenny Omega. They’ll be joined by a veritable party of special guests consisting of Rebirth’s voice cast. Announced to be on hand during the festivities will be voice actor ...
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Final Fantasy VII Ever Crisis 7.77 Million DL Campaign is happening now!
By: Jeff de Leon on 2/26/2024 4:48:34 PM

Final Fantasy VII Ever Crisis 7.77 Million DL Campaign is happening now! Headline Image

Final Fantasy VII Ever Crisis is celebrating being downloaded 7.77 million times since its September 2023 launch. The 7.77 Million DL Campaign features increased quest reward drop rates, guarantees a 5-star weapon draw on a Red Crystal 10 Draw, and other player benefits. First, every Ever Crisis player was gifted 1,500 Blue Crystals and one Draw Ticket x10 to commemorate the download milestone. The event campaign also significantly increases weapon enhancement great success and quest reward rates to 50%. So, if you’ve been looking to gear and power up, this is the perfect time to do so. And for those willing to spend a little cash, one 10 Draw using 300 Red Crystals guarantees at least one 5...
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Final Fantasy VII Rebirth getting shining reviews on Metacritic!
By: Jeff de Leon on 2/22/2024 5:06:03 PM

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth getting shining reviews on Metacritic! Headline Image

The review embargo for Final Fantasy VII Rebirth was lifted today and, at the time of writing, is sitting at a very impressive 93 rating on Metacritic. To put this in perspective, the game’s predecessor, Final Fantasy VII Remake–a critically acclaimed game in its own right–ended up with a Metacritic score of 87. Two of last year’s biggest titles, Baldur’s Gate 3 and The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, both ended up with a score of 96. This is an exceptional feat for a game like Final Fantasy VII Rebirth that’s carrying such massive weight in terms of pressure and expectations. Not only is it the most anticipated game of the year–literally–but the shadow of the original Final Fantasy V...
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FFXV crossover event returning to FFXIV
By: Jeff de Leon on 2/21/2024 9:19:00 PM

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The seasonal event “A Nocturne for Heroes” is headed back to Final Fantasy XIV starting on February 28. This is the same event that first debuted back in 2019 and centers around the arrival of Final Fantasy XV’s main protagonist, Noctis. Players can earn some great FFXV-themed rewards like a Noctis-inspired glamour set, a new hairstyle, and the Regalia Type-G mount. If this is your first time partaking in the event, head to Ul’dah and speak to Kipih Jakkya (X:8.5 Y:9.7) to pick up the “The Man in Black” starting quest. If you’ve completed the event before and are looking to relive it, you’ll need to head to New Gridania first to speak with Noctis (X:11.4 Y:11.3). Pick up and complete the “Me...
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FFVII Rebirth demo Junon update arrives tomorrow
By: Jeff de Leon on 2/20/2024 8:26:00 PM

FFVII Rebirth demo Junon update arrives tomorrow Headline Image

The new update drops at 4 a.m. PST and unlocks the “Dawn of a New Era” episode. Players will be getting a small taste of Rebirth’s vast world by exploring an open zone in the Junon region. We’ll have to play it ourselves to find out how much playtime is included in the update, but the Rebirth team has confirmed it’ll feature content unique to the demo. Additionally, this patch will also include the visual enhancement to the demo’s Performance Mode that was announced last week. The first half of the Final Fantasy VII Rebirth demo is available in the PlayStation Store now and includes a starting section of the game in which Cloud and Sephiroth are sent to Cloud’s hometown of Nibelheim to inspe...
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Insomnia Cookies celebrates FFVII Rebirth with collectible box sleeves
By: Jeff de Leon on 2/16/2024 8:39:15 PM

Insomnia Cookies celebrates FFVII Rebirth with collectible box sleeves Headline Image

Insomnia Cookies, the Philly-based dessert chain known for their late-night cookie deliveries, has teamed up with Square Enix to celebrate the approaching launch of Final Fantasy VII Rebirth. For a limited time, they’re offering special Rebirth-themed cookie packs with collectible box sleeves. Order a Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Cloud Lil’ Dipper or Big Dipper pack for $13.50 and $16.25, respectively, for a Cloud Strife box sleeve along with your choice of icing. Have an even bigger sweet tooth? Get the Final Fantasy VII Rebirth 12-pack for $33 and get a dozen of their signature cookies along with a collectible box sleeve featuring other characters from the game. Keep in mind that there are a ...
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