on Jan 23, 2024 11:58 AM
LOS ANGELES (Jan. 23, 2024) – Ahead of the Feb. 29 launch of FINAL FANTASY™ VII REBIRTH, SQUARE ENIX® and Fathom Events, in collaboration with Sony Pictures, today announced that FINAL FANTASY VII: ADVENT CHILDREN COMPLETE, the director’s cut of the influential CG film continuing the story of the original FINAL FANTASY VII, will come to U.S. theaters for the first time on Feb. 21 and Feb. 22.
Tickets are available now through Fathom Events. or at participating theater box offices at more than 650 theaters nationwide. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters are subject to change).
This release marks the first time the beloved director’s cut will be given a theatrical run. Fans are encouraged to arrive early to their showings for exclusive introductory content, including a history of FINAL FANTASY VII and its connection to FINAL FANTASY VII ADVENT CHILDREN, in particular. Witness gameplay from FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH and enjoy new interviews with FINAL FANTASY VII ADVENT CHILDREN director and FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE creative director Tetsuya Nomura, FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH director Naoki Hamaguchi and producer Yoshinori Kitase, who will give unique insight into the production of FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH and the remake project as a whole.
Twenty-six minutes longer than the original theatrical version and featuring roughly a thousand revised scenes with expanded themes and improved visuals, FINAL FANTASY VII ADVENT CHILDREN COMPLETE continues the storyline based on the hit game FINAL FANTASY VII. Two years have passed since Midgar fell to ruin, standing as a testament to the sacrifices made in order to bring peace. However, the world will soon face a new menace: a mysterious illness is spreading fast. Old enemies are astir and Cloud Strife, who walked away from the life of a hero to live in solitude, must step forward yet again.
This theatrical run comes on the eve of FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH, voted “Most Anticipated Game” of 2024 at The Game Awards and debuting exclusively for the PlayStation®5 (PS5®) console on Feb. 29. The highly anticipated new story in the critically acclaimed FINAL FANTASY VII remake project sees Cloud, Tifa, Barret, Aerith and Red XIII escape from the dystopian city of Midgar into the wide world beyond. To hunt down Sephiroth, a haunting figure from Cloud’s past bent on ruling the planet, these unlikely heroes join forces with new companions like the spirited ninja operative Yuffie and the wisecracking, feline-shaped robot Cait Sith. Lead these characters into battle to overcome their fates. Explore classic locales reimagined in dazzling detail. Encounter dozens of hours of rewarding side quests, fiend hunts, mini-games and rich stories of the planet’s people and cultures.
FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH is the follow-up to the first game in the remake trilogy, FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE, released in 2020 to universal acclaim from players and critics around the globe. After earning more than 20 perfect scores from media and being selected as a PlayStation “Editor’s Choice” pick, FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE became SQUARE ENIX’s highest-selling digital release on the PlayStation platform, exceeding more than 7 million shipments and digital sales worldwide since its release.
FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH will be available for the PS5 console on Feb. 29, 2024. This title has been rated T (Teen) by the ESRB. For more information, visit https://ffvii.square-enix-games.com/games/rebirth/.
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About FINAL FANTASY VII
First released in 1997 on the PlayStation® computer entertainment system, FINAL FANTASY VII celebrated its 25th Anniversary in 2022. The game is universally regarded as a hallmark title of the RPG genre. The original title received high praise for its epic storyline, unique characters, and movie sequences that utilized the most cutting-edge technology of the time. Since then, the game has sold over 13.9 million copies worldwide and continues to receive widespread acclaim from critics and fans around the world. The popular game has even expanded into spin-offs, films and merchandise.
The first game of the FINAL FANTASY VII remake trilogy project, FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE, released in 2020, has been praised by both players and critics across the globe, earning more than 20 perfect scores from media, and was selected as a PlayStation® “Editor’s Choice” pick. The game also became the highest-selling digital release on the PlayStation® platform in SQUARE ENIX’s history, exceeding more than 7 million shipments and digital sales worldwide since its release. FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH, the second game in the trilogy and standalone story, is now in development and will be available worldwide on February 29, 2024, for the PS5®.
About Square Enix, Inc.
Square Enix, Inc. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX® and TAITO® branded entertainment content throughout the Americas as part of the Square Enix group of companies. The Square Enix group of companies boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 185 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 88 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix, Inc. is a U.S.-based, wholly owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.
More information on Square Enix, Inc. can be found at https://square-enix-games.com
ABOUT FATHOM EVENTS
Fathom is a recognized leader in the entertainment industry as one of the top distributors of content to movie theaters in North America. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC); Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK); and Regal, a subsidiary of the Cineworld Group (LSE: CINE.L), Fathom operates the largest cinema distribution network, delivering a wide variety of programming and experiences to cinema audiences in all of the top U.S. markets and to more than 45 countries. For more information, visit www.FathomEvents.com.
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