SquareEnix is giving us a fresh look at CRISIS CORE -FINAL FANTASY VII- REUNION, featuring familiar faces, information about Materia, summons and how the DMW system works in the game, this article, new screenshots and new information about the game!
First up is the new trailer for CRISIS CORE -FINAL FANTASY VII- REUNION!
Where is the game in the FFVII timeline and what’s going on there?
CRISIS CORE -FINAL FANTASY VII- REUNION takes place seven years before the events of FINAL FANTASY VII. The Shinra Society rules from Midgar, the city of Mako, and wields great influence and military power.
The story follows SOLDIER 2nd Class Zack Fair, a member of an elite group of Shinra operatives with powerful combat abilities.
Zack, accompanied by his elders Angeal and Sephiroth, is sent on a mission to investigate the mass disappearance of his fellow SOLDIER.
What he discovers will forever change his life and the lives of those around him.
Iconic characters from CRISIS CORE -FINAL FANTASY VII- REUNION!
In CRISIS CORE -FINAL FANTASY VII- REUNION you will meet many interesting characters, including those you know from the original FINAL FANTASY VII or FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE. We’ve already introduced Zack, some of his SOLDIER colleagues and, of course, Aeris.
-Voice of Cody Christian
Cloud is a rather reclusive young man who joined Shinra because he aspired to be an agent of SOLDIER like Sephiroth, his role model. He hails from Nibelheim, where the Mako Reactor is located, and serves as an infantryman.
Character Design: Tetsuya Nomura
Cloud meets Zack on one of his missions where they quickly become friends.
– Voice of Vic Chao
Tseng works for Shinra as Deputy Director of the Investigation Division of the Department of General Affairs, also known as the “Turks”.
He has a cold demeanor and is not the type to show a lot of emotion, but through his missions, he and Zach develop a trusting relationship similar to a friendship.
– Voice of Kylie Mills
This young woman is the youngest person to join the Turks.
Because of her upbringing in an orphanage, she cannot leave troubled people alone.
– Francis Ausley voice
Although the director of SOLDIER is not a fighter himself, he is trusted as an understanding overseer who keeps agents under control.
He reached this position at a young age, but his past remains mysterious.
– Voice of Jason Marnochi
Hollander is a scientist who did important research on SOLDIER for Shinra. However, he was defeated in the struggle for power and found himself in a marginal position in business.
He is currently being pursued on suspicion of being involved in the “SOLDIER Mass Desertion Incident”.
– Voice of Brandylin Chea
Yuffie is the daughter of the Wutai leader. While still a child, she tries to fight back against the invading Shinra forces and protect Wutai. Unfortunately, she is not quite capable yet and cannot do everything right…
Ever since she met Zack, she has been spamming him and involving him in her treasure hunt.
Gameplay CRISIS CORE -FINAL FANTASY VII- REUNION!
Combat in CRISIS CORE -FINAL FANTASY VII- REUNION combines intuitive real-time action with a command system that lets you use familiar magic and abilities from the FINAL FANTASY series.
The game also features a unique “Digital Mind Wave” (DMW) system that triggers random effects such as boosted statuses and the ability to use powerful “Restriction Breaks” to make battles more strategic.
Read on and we’ll look at numerous aspects of the combat system, from matter and abilities to how the DMW system works in practice.
By equipping matter, you can use magic, abilities in battle and increase your status. In addition, the effects of the DMW system can further improve the Materia, allowing you to create even more powerful effects!
There are many types of magical matter that give you access to a wide variety of spells.
Fire magic that chases the enemy and releases an explosive fireball.
A magic skill that deals lightning damage, and also imposes poison and silence statuses on enemies in its path.
Abilities that can also be obtained by equipping Materia are skills that can be used by consuming AP. They usually consist of various melee sword attacks and can be combined into standard attacks.
Zack spins twice in place, cutting through enemies around him.
Zack jumps vertically, dives towards the enemy and creates a shock wave. By jumping, you can dodge enemy attacks.
Digital Mind Wave (DMW)
Digital Mind Wave – or DMW – is a system unique to CRISIS CORE. The reels automatically rotate during the battle and produce different effects depending on the symbols and numbers that have landed.
When numbers are aligned in DMW, the effect corresponding to that alignment is activated. For example, you can achieve the following effects:
7 7 7: Invincible (limited time)
6 6 6: Critical (limited time)
5 5 5: Zero Physics (limited duration)
4 4 4: Zero AP cost (until end of combat)
3 3 3: Magic of the Abyss (limited time)
2 2 2: Zero MP cost (until end of battle)
1 1 1: Invincible (limited time)
Getting 7 on DMW is helpful and can have beneficial effects:
7 7*: Zero MP Cost + Zero AP Cost (Limited Time)
7*7: Zero Physics (limited duration)
7 * 7: No Magic (limited time)
7**: Zero AP cost (limited time)
*7*: Zero MP cost (limited time)
*7*: Endurance (limited time)
Restriction of breaks
When the same images are lined up in DMW, you also get a powerful limit cap corresponding to the character depicted.
Angeal: Lightning Assault
Iris: Healing Wind
Cloud: Meteor Impact
When the DMW enters the challenge mode, all the images on the reels become calls. The player can perform a Limit Break involving one of these powerful entities.
We hope you enjoy this latest dive in CRISIS CORE -FINAL FANTASY VII- REUNION.
The game will release on December 13, 2022 on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Steam and is available for pre-order.
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