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Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth: Embracing The Witcher’s influence and exploring life’s depths


  • FF7 Rebirth takes inspiration from The Witcher 3 for side quests.

  • The game's journey centers on Cloud and party up to the Forgotten Capital.

  • FF7 Rebirth explores life's theme, reflecting on loss and continuity.

In an industry where blending inspiration and originality is key, Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth is making waves by integrating elements from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, while diving deeper into its narrative roots. The upcoming JRPG not only promises a revamped gaming experience but also aims to offer a profound exploration of life and relationships.

The Witcher 3’s Role as a Benchmark

Motomu Toriyama, co-director of FF7 Rebirth, acknowledges the profound impact of The Witcher 3 on their game’s design, particularly in terms of side quests and open-world elements. Toriyama’s team has rigorously researched these aspects, aspiring to create content that resonates well with fans of both franchises. The Witcher 3’s influence extends beyond mere gameplay mechanics, inspiring a more immersive and dynamic narrative experience in Rebirth.

Deepening Character Bonds and Exploring Fate

FF7 Rebirth promises to take players on a journey with Cloud and his companions, leading up to the Forgotten Capital. Directors Naoki Hamaguchi and Tetsuya Nomura emphasize the deepening of character bonds and a focus on Aerith’s fate, pivotal to the game’s storyline. This narrative approach seeks to create a more emotionally engaging and impactful experience for players, blending nostalgia with fresh perspectives.

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Life and Loss at the Core

Tetsuya Nomura highlights ‘life’ as the central theme of FF7 Rebirth. This philosophical underpinning influences the game’s narrative, exploring the finality of death and the impact of loss. Nomura’s vision is to evoke new emotions in players, whether they are veterans of the original game or newcomers, offering a unique experience that resonates with the universal themes of life and death.

Set for release on February 29th as a PS5 timed exclusive, FF7 Rebirth is not just a game but a journey through complex emotions and compelling storylines. As players await its arrival, expectations are high for this sequel to blend The Witcher 3’s influential gameplay with Final Fantasy’s rich storytelling tradition.

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth stands at the intersection of legacy and innovation. By drawing inspiration from The Witcher 3 and focusing on deep, life-centric themes, the game is poised to redefine what it means to be a JRPG. As it ventures into new territories of storytelling and gameplay, Rebirth is set to leave a lasting impact on the genre and its audience.

Bilgesu Erdem
Bilgesu Erdem
Bilgesu graduated from Ankara University, Faculty of Communication, Department of Radio, Television and Cinema. After working as a reporter for various television channels and a newspaper, Bilgesu is currently working as a content editor at Newslinker. She loves technology and animals.

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