With the advent of Summer Games Fest, a new trailer for the highly-anticipated Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis dropped, along with news of the Android-only closed beta test.
Registration for the closed beta has already kicked off, and you can apply via the official site.
If you want to sign up, you’ll need to have an Android device, which hopefully won’t be a problem if you’re a regular on this site. You’ll also need to be in the US or Canada, which might be a bit of a bummer for anyone elsewhere hoping to get their hands on the game prior to release.
More Story For Sephiroth?
The Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis closed beta is pretty exciting news, though there’s still plenty there for the rest of us. The new trailer has a big emphasis on a certain silver-haired force of destruction. Sephiroth features prominently, and the trailer promises to tell a new, previously-untold story of the complicated villain’s past.
In some of the trailer shots, we’re treated to a scene where Sephiroth faces off against a figure with a hood covering half his face and a big axe studded with materia. This comes with the cryptic message ‘We still don’t know Sephiroth.’ Color us intrigued.
Alongside these cut scenes are various snippets of gameplay, which skip up and down the extensive timeline of the Final Fantasy VII games.
Gameplay Looking Both New And Familiar
This is all presented in a way that’s endearingly reminiscent of the original FFVII, with cute little on-map character models and far more detailed and realistic versions in battle scenes. There’s also a glimpse of some of the beloved Final Fantasy summons, with old Ifrit rearing his fiery head at some point.
We don’t want to jump on the hype train prematurely, as gacha titles come with plenty of potential pitfalls that can make them an aggravating play experience, regardless of how polished they look.
We’re certainly going to keep a close eye on this one, though.
If this caught your interest, check out the official site on how you can pre-register.
If you want to check out something new while you’re waiting, check out our feature on the best new Android games this week.