As Closing Fantasy VII Rebirth’s February 29 launch date grows ever nearer people are getting antsy about seeing beloved characters like Cait Sith (pronounced “Kate Sihth,” apparently) Vincent Valentine, and Cid occasion up with Cloud. Though inventive director Tetsuya Nomura has already confirmed that the aforementioned characters will join Cloud in combat equally to how Purple XIII did in Final Fantasy VII Remake, that doesn’t essentially imply they’ll be launched in the identical order as within the authentic sport. We don’t even know the place Rebirth will finish given the remake trilogy’s altered timeline. However one fan believes their wild principle pinpoints the place Rebirth will finish, and it entails FFVII’s cigarette-smoking scientist, Cid.
In 1997’s Closing Fantasy VII, Cid joins the crew lengthy earlier than they make their option to the Metropolis of Ancients, a spot we’ve seen the Rebirth forged discover in the latest trailer. However for no matter motive the Rebirth trailers nonetheless haven’t proven off Cid, regardless of revealing different, arguably larger, characters just like the vampire-coded Vincent Valentine. And this Reddit consumer believes they know why.
Yesterday, nikokow59 shared a screenshot from the Final Fantasy VII Trivia Twitter account to the FFVIIRemake subreddit a couple of scrapped story beat of the basic sport that may have prevented Cid from becoming a member of Cloud and crew till an excellent later level within the sport. In response to the FF7_Trivia tweet, Cid wouldn’t have joined the occasion till after Sephiroth summoned Meteor. Discuss chopping issues near the buzzer beater. One other tidbit of this scrapped idea concerned Shinra sending Cid out on a suicide mission to offset the celestial physique with a rocket of his personal making, as if he was in some online game model of the 1998 Bruce Willis movie, Armageddon.
“Within the OG [Cid] didn’t actually need to comply with the occasion, so this time that may very well be a very good motive,” Nikokow59 wrote.
Nikokow59’s principle would additionally recommend that Cid’s well-known rocket experiment, which initially occurred earlier than the occasions of FFVII, would as an alternative be part of Rebirth’s story and function the sport’s cliffhanger. That may make lots of sense contemplating there’s nonetheless a complete third sport to come back to finish the Closing Fantasy VII remake trilogy. Do you suppose Nikokow59’s principle holds water, or will Sq. Enix finish Rebirth on a unique word?
Both manner, we’ll have to attend some time to seek out out, as Closing Fantasy VII Rebirth doesn’t launch till February 29 on PlayStation 5.