Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier To Be Released This November, Pre-registrations To Open Later This Month

During Square Enix Presents at the 2021 Tokyo Game Show held last Sunday, producer Tetsuya Nomura announced that Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier will be coming to mobile devices this November. Pre-registrations will also be available later on this month.

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Initially announced last February, Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier is an upcoming battle royale game developed by Square Enix which will be available on both Android and iOS devices. During a livestream last Sunday, the game has finally revealed a release window, which will be in November. Furthermore, the developers have published the outcomes of the game's closed beta test, which took place over the summer, and they are utilizing the feedback to make any necessary improvements. Controller compatibility was the most often requested feature following the beta, according to the game's producer, Shoichi Ichikawa, and it has finally been implemented into the game.

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Players reported having problems operating and controlling the characters in 42 percent of the cases. The game will officially debut with controller compatibility, as a result of this feedback from players. In addition, the balance of close combat will be tweaked. There have also been requests for a console release, however there is presently no plan in place to do so at this time. “Lots of people want to be able to play on PC or console. We’re not at that point yet, but we hope this will bring players closer to that experience,” Ichikawa stated. As of now, there are no plans to port the game to other platforms.

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Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier will contain an updated tutorial that will include two modes: one to teach players new to battle royale games the fundamentals, and another to assist players get the feel of the action. In addition, a new training map has been created to allow players to practice in battle situations. The piece exchange system, which was well-liked by beta testers, has also been adjusted and made more comprehensive. Players can gather pieces from secret boxes and by beating monsters, and then trade them in for other goods in the game world. Each season will bring a new selection of items to the market.

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Within the game, there will be both standard and ranked matches available. Players can earn things for achieving each of the game's seven ranks, and those who finish at the top of the leaderboard at the end of each season will be given a special codename that they can use to alert others of their achievements on the battlefield. In addition to the battle royale action, there will be a third mode that will include three individuals who will be tied into the tale. It will not, however, be a story mode. After the release, a number of collaborative events are being planned, with the collaboration title perhaps being a surprise!

Those who have played Final Fantasy VII or Final Fantasy VII: Remake will be familiar with the game's setting and characters. Final Fantasy VII: Remake is set in a virtual reality simulator that Shinra uses to train SOLDIER hopefuls, and many of the settings are similar to those encountered in the original game.

The second portion of the livestream was devoted to a competition between a team of guest streamers and a team of devs to showcase the Team Battles. The battle provided a brief glimpse at the ninja class, which has been added to the game and will be joining the warrior, sorcerer, monk, and ranger classes. Each class has its unique set of skills and abilities.

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The ninja class offers a versatile gameplay experience, allowing players to choose between physical assaults and using ranged weapons, but techniques are needed to master it. For stealth gameplay, the class is incredibly handy, as it comes equipped with the ability to become invisible for a brief period of time. During the demo play, a new weapon, the bomb launcher, is demonstrated, as well as a new magic spell, Comet. It was also noted by Ichikawa that there are missions that can be accepted during matches that grant additional experience points.

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When it comes to summons, it appears that they behave in a variety of ways. Shiva will hurl Diamond Dust across the area, and Ifrit, as Ichikawa explained, will fight beside you in the battle. In addition, there are plans to add more summons to the game.

As the game's release date for iOS and Android devices approaches next month, the development team has promised additional upgrades. Also keep an eye out for the opening of its pre-registration. To stay up-to-date with news and announcements about the game, you can visit their official website or follow their official Twitter.
 

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