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Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier Trailer Breakdown

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     Square-Enix  recently had a field day with its ever-popular Final Fantasy VII IP. Beyond the major announcements they made during Sony’s State of Play event, the Final Fantasy publisher had two more surprises for us. One of them was Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier.

     This multiplayer-only game has been confirmed to be arriving on both iOS and Android mobile devices worldwide sometime in 2021. In this post, we breakdown and speculate the information from Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier trailer.

Final Royale

     The big bombshell was that Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier will be a battle royale-style game. While not shocking from a certain perspective since BR games are still all the rage these days without signs of slowing down, it still came as a surprise to fans the world over.

     At the same time, the FFVII universe blends a fair amount of sci-fi and fantasy together so it’s going to be interesting to see how the game plays. Guns, swords, magic, and high-flying combat can all be found in the world of FFVII so it’s safe to assume we’ll be getting a fair amount of all of that in The First Soldier.

Multiplayer Prequel

     The trailer for Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier is a short one but packs just enough information to allow us to get the speculation train going. Right off the bat, the trailer states the game takes place 30 years before the events of the original FFVII.

     We then see a shot of a white-haired man looking out the window of a tall building. The camera pans to a Top Secret book with the title “Project Soldier: 0” written on it. Both this and the title of the game allude to us possibly learning more about the origins of Shinra’s SOLDIER project. We might even get to find out who actually was the first SOLDIER.

Experimental Fighters

     The trailer further divulges that Shinra used the project to strengthen its own military capabilities. The idea was to create and train warriors with enhanced capabilities so that they can become the ultimate weapons. It’s quite likely that the BR setting of Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier is like a testing or training ground for the project’s subjects.

     It seems actually quite fitting as the genre’s namesake comes from the Japanese movie of the same title where the free-for-all battle acted as an experiment on high school students. What makes this theory even more plausible is the final question in the trailer “Can you become history’s first soldier?”

Chocobos, Steel, and Spells

     The rest of the trailer is filled with action-packed shots. We see characters riding Chocobos and other vehicles into battle. On the one hand, this might be how we’ll be entering the map to begin matches instead of dropping from the air. The other possibility is that we’ll be able to use mounts to traverse faster across the map. Either way, it’s not Final Fantasy without Chocobos so we’re excited.

     Furthermore, characters in the Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier trailer appear to be wielding a variety of weapons. There seem to be guns of all kinds, such as pistols, rifles, and snipers. Melee weapons are also present as we see a few characters doing quick combos with swords as well as one performing hand-to-hand combos a la Tifa.

     Of course, there are spells being cast. We see samples of frost and thunder magic as well as shield. The most interesting part, though, comes when a character summons Ifrit to assist him. We’re not too sure yet if summons will be some form of ultimate ability.

     There’s also a possibility that we’ll be able to set up a Materia loadout to take into matches. Either that, or we’ll be scavenging them in good BR fashion.

     It’s also looking like aside from enemy players, we’ll have a few NPC enemies scattered around the map to deal with. It’s safe to assume that these mobs will serve some kind of purpose, such as dropping equipment or providing buffs to whoever downs them.

     Until later this year, that’s all we know about Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier. As we said, the trailer is short and Square-Enix hasn’t revealed much else about the game. What we do expect is that it’s likely to be free-to-play as most other games of its kind are on mobile. We’ll be keeping our ear to the ground for more information as it comes.

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