Final Fantasy VII Rebirth demo available now, with more to come

Posted on February 8, 2024

Square Enix has revealed during a dedicated PlayStation State of Play that a demo for Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is available now, with a second playable section coming later in the month.

The downloadable demo now allows players to experience the opening chapter of the game, with a second playable section being made available on February 21, giving players the chance to experience a part of the expansive game world before the game launches on February 29.

“The “Fall of a Hero in Nibelheim” demo features an extended flashback section, as Cloud Strife recalls an earlier mission in his career as a SOLDIER – “the Nibelheim incident.” This mission takes place five years ago prior to the setting of the game. Take control of a younger version of main protagonist Cloud Strife and the legendary Sephiroth as the two SOLDIER heroes investigate the sudden appearance of monsters in the mountains above Cloud’s hometown. When a dark truth comes to light, the course of their lives and the fate of the planet will change forever.” says the blog post.

It was also noted that players with save data from the demo will receive the Kupo Charm and Survival Set in the full game, and you’ll also be able to skip past sections covered in the “Fall of a Hero in Nibelheim” demo, which is a nice touch.

The State of Play also gave us a detailed look at the gameplay we can expect from Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, including newly imagined locales, fun mini-games (Chocobo Racing!), some returning characters and some new information about the combat system.

Needless, to say, we can’t wait to check out Final Fantasy VII Rebirth after our preview last year, where we said we “can’t wait to see the unexpected ways it wows us and welcomes us into its world once more.”

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth releases for PS5 on February 29.