January 2023

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Final Fantasy VII

Today 26 years ago in 1997, Final Fantasy VII was released in Japan on the original PlayStation. Square Enix has announced on Twitter that in Japan "Final Fantasy VII Day" has been officially registered to commemorate the anniversary of the launch of the original game.

Yoshinori Kitase, director of the original game and producer of the Final Fantasy VII remake project, shared a special message:

The 31st of January 1997, the day that Final Fantasy VII came out, was not just a significant day for the Final Fantasy series, but also marked when so many big things started moving for those of us who worked on the game.

I remember being overwhelmed at the breakneck speed with which video game technology was evolving, but also dreaming big things for the future.

With the establishment of this official anniversary day, I will now always remember these things, and hold them dearly in my heart.

Yoshinori Kitase
Director, Final Fantasy VII
Producer, Final Fantasy VII Remake project

Yoshinori Kitase - Final Fantasy VII Day

Happy Final Fantasy VII Day everyone!

Square Enix

Forspoken, the debut title from studio Luminous Productions, is now available on PlayStation 5 and PC via Steam. Epic Games Store and the Microsoft Store.

A message from Takeshi Aramaki, Head of Luminous Productions:

We’re so excited to celebrate the launch of Forspoken, and to have players finally experience Frey’s story. The development team and everyone involved have worked so hard to bring the vision of Forspoken to life and we cannot wait to see fans reaction. We hope that players relate to Frey as they dive into the mysterious land of Athia and go on this magical journey with her.

Forspoken puts players in the shoes of Frey Holland, an ordinary young woman who has been mysteriously transported to Athia, a fantastical land that is devastated by an unknown force known as the Break. Having somehow survived this strange phenomenon and armed with a magical sentient bracelet called ‘Cuff’, Frey now offers Athia a last beacon of hope and must harness her newfound magical abilities to save Athia and find her way home.

The game was announced back in June 2020 as Project Athia. Originally the game was supposed to be released on 24 May 2022, but it was delayed to 11 October 2022 and now to 24 January 2023.

Below you can watch the cinematic trailer.