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Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion name explained

Posted on August 7, 2022 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII Reunion name

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion creative producer Tetsuya Nomura has explained the game’s name in an interview with Everyeye.

Obviously the title is extremely similar to the original, but now has the added “Reunion” bit. According to Nomura, “Reunion” has important meaning when it comes to Final Fantasy VII’s lore and it’s a way of connecting it with Crisis Core. The term is also being used to help describe what the game is given how it’s not clearly a remake or a remaster – it’s more of a middle ground. 

Nomura’s full words regarding the Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion name: 

“The reasons are many. … the term ‘Reunion’ is really important in Final Fantasy VII’s lore. The game has an fundamental meaning. As the story of Crisis Core plays a huge role in the continuity, we wanted to transmit a sense of gravity and the feeling that the events are essentials. I’m our opinion the term “Reunion” can express all of this.

From the Final Fantasy VII Remake trilogy’s point of view, Crisis Core is a prequel and its story can be seen as an introductory chapter. Keeping in mind the way the plot fits into the FFVII’s main mythology, the subtitle ‘Reunion’ should also transmit the idea of bringing together the story of Crisis Core with the one of the Final Fantasy VII Remake trilogy.

The last reason is due the fact that, as we stated before, we cannot decide if it’s a remake or a remaster. Using a subtitle similar to the ones used in the chapters of the Remake series gave us the impression of transmitting a different meaning from each case. Not a remake, not a remaster, but a middle ground.”

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII originally debuted on the PSP in 2007 in Japan and 2008 in the west. The new Reunion edition will arrive on Switch this winter. 

Big thanks to DaRk_ViVi for assisting with this translation.

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