This year 2022 marks the 35th anniversary of Final Fantasy and Square Enix looks to have some big announcements in store for fans. To celebrate the occasion, the company opened, this Wednesday (9), a commemorative website for the franchise that promises to bring news about new games that are in development.
“In this 35th anniversary year, we’re bringing you new and exciting ways to enjoy the worlds of Final Fantasy. Please look forward to what Final Fantasy has in store.”
Among the next titles listed by the site are Chocobo GP and Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin, which are scheduled to debut this March. However, it looks like Square Enix intends to update the list as soon as new information is revealed.
Square Enix celebrates 35 years of Final Fantasy with official website and promises announcements.Source: Square Enix/Disclosure
It is worth remembering that two large-scale titles are in production right now: Final Fantasy XVI and the second part of Final Fantasy VII Remake. The first was announced in 2020 during the PlayStation Showcase and ended up suffering a delay in its development as a result of the pandemic, with news now expected for the second quarter of 2022.
The second was not formally announced with a trailer or anything more concrete, but its development already started in 2020 according to Tetsuya Nomura, director of the first part of the game. In a broadcast celebrating the 25th anniversary of the original Final Fantasy VII this January, director Yoshinori Kitase also stated that the team intends to reveal the first details later this year.
“We are hard at work on Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis, so please look forward to it. Also, regarding the long-awaited Final Fantasy VII Remake … There will be more information… This year if we can,” said Yoshinori Kitase according to a translation obtained by the VGC.
In 2021, Square Enix released Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade for PlayStation 5 and later for PC, including unreleased story content starring the character Yuffie Kisaragi. Although it features some visual improvements, this version does not bring the next-gen features intended by Square Enix with the continuation of the Remake.
It is worth noting that, this Thursday (9), at 7 pm in Brasilia, PlayStation will hold a new broadcast of the State of Play digital event focusing on announcements from Japanese developers and publishers.