To coincide with Final Fantasy VII’s 23rd anniversary in Japan, Square Enix released an action-packed trailer for the Final Fantasy VII Remake. The trailer showered fans with details and teases, from the reveal of Red XIII to another look at the brand new SOLDIER character.
There are a few particularly interesting details to pick out of the new trailer, and we’ll go over each one in detail.
Sephiroth in Person
The scenes with Sephiroth in this trailer may seem innocuous, but there’s an important detail to point out; Sephiroth is there in person as he’s acknowledged by the whole party and not just Cloud.
In the original game, the party never actually saw Sephiroth while they were in Midgar. You saw the results of his Shinra Building slaughter, but you wouldn’t meet him in person until later.
Up until now, we weren’t sure if Sephiroth was just a figment of Cloud’s imagination in the Remake, but this confirms that the villain is present during the events in Midgar.
It remains to be seen how this expanded role will be handled in the Remake, but a later shot in the trailer shows Sephiroth seemingly assaulting the Shinra Building, after he turns into a whirlwind of the ghost-like creatures.