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Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete Coming to US Theaters Next Month

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, the second part of the Final Fantasy VII remake trilogy, is being released for PlayStation 5 on February 29. Just prior to that, the director’s cut Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete will be hitting American theaters for a limited time. This is thanks to a collaboration between Square Enix, Fathom Events and Sony.

The movie will just be on the big screen on February 21 (when you can watch the dubbed version) and February 22 (when you can watch the subbed version). The director’s cut has an extra 26 minutes, and about a thousand scenes have been revised with better visuals and “expanded themes.” Square Enix also said in an official press release:

Fans are encouraged to arrive early to their showings for exclusive introductory content, including a history of FINAL FANTASY VII and its connection to FINAL FANTASY VII ADVENT CHILDREN, in particular. Witness gameplay from FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH and enjoy new interviews with FINAL FANTASY VII ADVENT CHILDREN director and FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE creative director Tetsuya Nomura, FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH director Naoki Hamaguchi and producer Yoshinori Kitase, who will give unique insight into the production of FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH and the remake project as a whole.

Tickets have already gone on-sale, and this site will tell you where the movie is scheduled to screen. Square Enix gave this description for the film’s plot:

FINAL FANTASY VII ADVENT CHILDREN COMPLETE continues the storyline based on the hit game FINAL FANTASY VII. Two years have passed since Midgar fell to ruin, standing as a testament to the sacrifices made in order to bring peace. However, the world will soon face a new menace: a mysterious illness is spreading fast. Old enemies are astir and Cloud Strife, who walked away from the life of a hero to live in solitude, must step forward yet again.

Source: Square Enix Press Release


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