Square Enix has announced that CRISIS CORE –FINAL FANTASY VII– REUNION will be releasing this December 13, 2022!
What is CRISIS CORE –FINAL FANTASY VII– REUNION about?
Seven years before the events of FINAL FANTASY VII, the Shinra Company rules from Midgar, the city of mako, wielding an enormous level of influence and military power.
The story follows SOLDIER 2nd Class Zack Fair – a member of a group of elite operatives within Shinra with powerful combat abilities.
What he discovers will change his life – and the lives of those around him – forever.
You’ll meet many interesting characters in CRISIS CORE –FINAL FANTASY VII– REUNION – some of whom you may recognize from the original FINAL FANTASY VII or FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE.
Cloud meets Zack on one of his missions, where they become fast friends.
Tseng works for Shinra as the Vice Director for the Investigation Sector of the General Affairs Department – also known as “Turks”.
He has a cool demeanor and isn’t one to show much emotion, but through his assignments, he and Zack develop a relationship of trust that is akin to friendship.
Although the Director of SOLDIER is not a fighter himself, he is trusted as an understanding supervisor who keeps the operatives in line.
He has achieved this position at a young age, but his past remains mysterious.
He is currently being pursued due to his suspected involvement in the “mass SOLDIER desertion incident”.
Ever since meeting Zack, she’s been sending him junk mail and pulling him into her treasure hunts.
Combat in CRISIS CORE –FINAL FANTASY VII– REUNION combines intuitive real-time action with a command system that lets you unleash the familiar FINAL FANTASY series magic and abilities.
The game also features the unique “Digital Mind Wave” (DMW) system, which triggers randomized effects such as enhanced status and the ability to use powerful “Limit Breaks,” to make battles more strategic.
By equipping materia, you will be able to use magic and abilities in battle and enhance your status. In addition, the effects of the DMW system can further enhance materia, allowing for even more powerful effects!
There are lots of different types of magic materia, which give you access to a wide variety of spells, including:
Fire – Fire magic that tracks the enemy and releases an exploding fireball.
Dark Thunder – A magic skill that deals lightning damage as well as poison and silence status ailments to enemies in its path.
Also gained by equipping materia, abilities are skills that can be used by consuming AP. They typically consist of various melee attacks that utilize the sword and can be linked with standard attacks.
Here are a couple of examples:
Assault Twister – Zack spins twice on the spot, slashing surrounding enemies.
Jump – Zack jumps vertically, plummets toward the enemy and generates a shockwave. While jumping, you can dodge enemy attacks.
The Digital Mind Wave (DMW)
The Digital Mind Wave – or DMW – is a system unique to CRISIS CORE. Slot reels automatically spin during battle and produce various effects depending on the images and numbers aligned.
When numbers align in the DMW, it’ll activate an effect corresponding to that alignment. For example, you may get the following effects:
- 7 7 7: Invincible (limited time)
- 6 6 6: Critical (limited time)
- 5 5 5: Null Physical (limited time)
- 4 4 4: AP Cost Zero (until battle ends)
- 3 3 3: Null Magic (limited time)
- 2 2 2: MP Cost Zero (until battle ends)
- 1 1 1: Invincible (limited time)
Getting 7s on the DMW is beneficial and can have useful effects:
- 7 7 * : MP Cost Zero + AP Cost Zero (limited time)
- 7 * 7 : Null Physical (limited time)
- * 7 7 : Null Magic (limited time)
- 7 * * : AP Cost Zero (limited time)
- * 7 * : MP Cost Zero (limited time)
- * * 7 : Endure (limited time)
Tseng: Air Strike
Aerith: Healing Wind
Cloud: Meteor Shots
When the DMW enters summons mode, all the images on the reels become summons. The player can perform a Limit Break that features one of these powerful entities, including: