- Square Enix has no current plans to release DLC for Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, but it previously released DLC for Final Fantasy 16 after stating it wouldn’t happen.
- If Square Enix does choose to create DLC for Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, it could explore the backstories of beloved characters, offering players a more personal look into their history.
- Sephiroth and Vincent Valentine are two characters that are perfect for future Final Fantasy 7 Remake DLC, as their stories have the potential to create a deeper emotional connection with players.
With Square Enix’s sequel to Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, just around the corner, fans are already speculating on what could follow it, including DLC. At the time of writing, there are no plans for Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth to receive DLC following its release. However, Square Enix also said ahead of Final Fantasy 16‘s release that it wouldn’t be getting any extra content, but they have since released its Echoes of the Fallen DLC with The Rising Tide still to come.
If Square Enix does choose to develop and release DLC for Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, it could take a route similar to the one it took with Yuffie Kisaragi’s Final Fantasy 7 Remake DLC, EPISODE INTERmission, and delve into the backstories of some of Final Fantasy 7‘s most beloved characters that tend to be robbed of the spotlight. This would undoubtedly provide players with a more personal look into the history of these characters, and in doing so, influence their perspectives.
What to Expect From Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth in 2024
The highly anticipated Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth is scheduled for release in 2024, and it looks to be packed full of exciting content for fans to enjoy.
Sephiroth DLC Could Create a Compelling Argument in Favor of the Villain
Sephiroth is by far one of the most intriguing characters of the entire Final Fantasy franchise, as he is much more than just a villain. Sephiroth used to be a distinguished first-class SOLDIER who was praised for his prowess on the battlefield. Unfortunately, after he learned of his true origins and the experiments that led to his creation, he went insane and vowed to destroy the planet in order to become a god. His story is heartbreaking, despite being one of gaming’s most terrifying villains.
DLC following the origins of Sephiroth would make sense given Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth‘s timeline, as well as the fact that he will be a playable character for some time during the game. Perhaps where the DLC would shine the brightest, however, is in that it would put players in his shoes and allow them to experience his story before his fall from grace and see the world from his perspective. In turn, this would likely establish a more compassionate viewpoint of the famous villain, even going on to affect the way players perceive him in any subsequent playthroughs of the base game.
Vincent Valentine DLC Would Give Him the Exposition He Deserves
Vincent Valentine stands out among Final Fantasy 7‘s most notable characters. One of the fan-favorite characters from the original Final Fantasy 7 and its remake, Vincent Valentine’s backstory is full of pain and regret, creating the perfect opportunity for fans to make a stronger emotional connection to him than they ever have. Vincent Valentine DLC would be a perfect opportunity to delve into Vincent’s life as a Turk and his complicated relationship with Lucrecia Crescent, his conflict with Professor Hojo, and how he eventually became a host for Chaos and gained superhuman abilities as a result.
Of all the fan-requested DLC to be added to the Final Fantasy 7 Remake series, the cry for Vincent’s is arguably the loudest, which speaks of the impact the character has had on fans. As it has already been confirmed that Vincent will not be playable in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, thoroughly disappointing fans, a DLC introducing him as a playable character for the next entry would be more than welcome.
Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth possesses even more potential for DLC beyond the stories of Sephiroth and Vincent Valentine, but these two characters are likely at the top of fans’ lists for who they’d like to see star in future Final Fantasy 7 Remake content. Although Square Enix has confirmed there are no plans for Rebirth to receive any DLC following its release, perhaps they will surprise the gaming community just as they did with Final Fantasy 16 and release some anyway.