Happy Final Fantasy VII Day in Japan!

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!