Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth is a continuation of Remake, but players expecting any major save integration will be disappointed. While the sequel won’t let players bring over their weapons from their Remake save, they will be able to get some special Summon Materia.
A feature from Game Informer confirmed that having a Remake save for Rebirth will gift fans with some Summon Materia at the start of the game. Those with a save file for Remake will get Leviathan, while those who have an Intergrade save file will also have Ramuh.
Some of the Summons were shown in the recent trailer of Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, with fans enjoying the presence of Alexander and Odin. More Summons are expected to make their appearance in the sequel, though fans are hoping that fan favorites like Ifrit and Shiva can still be used.
New Summons are a small fraction of all the exciting content being added to the PS5 exclusive sequel. There are now combo attacks between two characters, more open areas to explore, and a bunch of mini-games to try in the Golden Saucer. It won’t be a short sequel either, as the game’s director claims that the sequel’s length is around 100 hours.
Long games aren’t always a good thing but this does address a common complaint many had with Remake. Fans felt that the title was too linear and had a lot of filler, so going through a number of open zones should make that less apparent. Granted, we’re sure that there will be plenty of linear sections where Cloud can only move forward but the distractions are nice.
Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth will be coming to the PlayStation 5 on February 29. The sequel will remain a PS5 exclusive until May 2024, with a PC version likely to follow.