Final Fantasy 7 Ever Crisis is getting a closed beta test this year

The mobile Final Fantasy game will be a compressed take of the entire FF7 timeline.

Last year, we published a post about why you should feel excited about Final Fantasy 7 Ever Crisis. The compilation of everything FF7 might be a mobile game with a financial motive, but if it's a comprehensive retelling of everything that happened from Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII to Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, then most will gladly pay a premium for it.

FF7 Ever Crisis is an excellent way to reintroduce the classic tale of the 1997 JRPG.

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Over a year after it was initially revealed at the first-ever Square Enix Presents showcase, the Japanese publisher has dropped more details about the upcoming mobile game.

Ever Crisis should cater to hardcore fans who insist that Square Enix shouldn't redo the story of FF7.

As revealed at the FF7 25th anniversary broadcast, Square Enix will hold a closed beta test for Ever Crisis later this year. In addition, some new footage gives us a glimpse of what the game's combat system will look like and how microtransactions will work. As you can see in the video, players can dress up the characters in distinctive outfits. Square Enix confirms it will monetize certain aspects of Ever Crisis' gameplay such as weaponry and, quite possibly, cosmetics. However, the meat of the game, which is the story chapters, will all be available for free.

In other FF7 news, the recently-concluded event gave audiences a lot to look forward to in the coming years. For one, FF7 Remake Intergrade is now available on Steam after coming out on the Epic Games Store earlier this year. Also, Square Enix has confirmed that a visual and performance upgrade to 2007's Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7, Crisis Core - Final Fantasy VII - Reunion, is headed to all platforms in December. Finally, Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is coming out the winter after and will serve as the second act in the three-part Final Fantasy VII Remake trilogy.

Ray Ampoloquio
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