Final Fantasy 7: Ever Crisis, the mobile platform remake of 1997 original and its sequels and spin-offs, will be free to play and supported by a loot box system.
In words to Famitsu, Tetsuya Nomura, the game’s creative director, revealed that Ever Crisis would be free to play, supported by a loot box system with random weapons. The same added that some special weapons include clothes for the characters that were not present in the original games.
Ever Crisis will be presented in an episodic format, each of which will be free to play. Nomura plans to divide the story of Final Fantasy 7 into ten chapters, with the first three covering Midgar events. Ever Crisis will also explore the events of other projects, such as the film Advent Children and the spinoffs Before Crisis, Crisis Core, and Dirge of Cerberus.
Also, there are new stories from the Final Fantasy 7 universe to be told. The first original episode will be Final Fantasy 7: The First Soldier, the battle royale currently in development. The game’s narrative takes place 30 years before the events of FF7’s history and will showcase newer versions of legendary heroes who have left their mark on the game world.
For Nomura, Ever Crisis is an opportunity to bring all the stories of Final Fantasy 7 together in a single package. Another novelty is the inclusion of a mode with dungeons and battles unrelated to the game’s narrative. Players can form a team with the characters they want, without any limitation.