Latest Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Trailer Showcased the New Theme Song

Written by Chad

December 11, 2023

During The Game Awards 2023, FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH, which will launch exclusively for the PlayStation 5  console on Feb. 29, was honored with the award for “Most Anticipated Game” of 2024. Additionally, SQUARE ENIX unveiled the official theme song for FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH in a dramatic new trailer that debuted during the show alongside a showstopping live performance by featured vocalist Loren Allred.

The theme song of FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH is “No Promises to Keep,” composed by the incomparable Nobuo Uematsu and performed by Loren Allred, the renowned, platinum-selling artist who captivated the world with her single “Never Enough” from The Greatest Showman. In the new trailer, Allred’s stirring vocals are delivered by Aerith, the iconic flower girl and cherished party member, for a passionate in-game performance in “LOVELESS,” the musical stage play within FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH.

“I am excited and humbled to bring the iconic Aerith’s voice to life on ‘No Promises to Keep’ in FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH,” said Allred. “The composer Nobuo Uematsu is a musical visionary who has brought so much to the world of FINAL FANTASY, and to be able to collaborate with such an innovative talent was an honor. I am so grateful to the Square Enix team and cannot wait for the world to hear this song and to play the game we’ve all been waiting for.”

“As depicted in the song ‘Aerith’s Theme,’ Aerith has had a bit of an ill-fated and ephemeral impression within me,” said Uematsu. “I understood from the beginning that this song is also related to Aerith, but the poignant melody from ‘Aerith’s Theme’ does not appear in this song. I wanted to depict the opposite of this, the strength at her core, hidden within Aerith’s heart. As I listened to the recording over and over again once it was finished, Aerith, who until then was a resident of a fantasy world, now began to feel like a real human being in the flesh. Loren Allred’s vocals, sometimes ephemeral and other times passionate and powerful, surely give life to the existence of Aerith. It has been a while since I’ve written a ballad that feels uniquely my own, and I’m happy to have done so. Thank you, Aerith.”

The extended version of “Theme Song Announcement Trailer” takes fans on a whirlwind tour of new gameplay and reveals. The courageous pilot Cid Highwind makes his first appearance in the remake project to offer his aid; the enigmatic Vincent Valentine, a fallen Turk seeking redemption, shows his face to viewers for the first time; fan-favorite characters like Marlene Wallace and AVALANCHE member, Biggs return. Viewers can also witness breathtaking views of the Gold Saucer amusement park and new Synergy Abilities, powerful attacks in which two characters team up to turn the tide of battle. These abilities, unlocked as players deepen the affinity between party members, represent FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH’s focus on its beloved characters and exploring their motivations and relationships.

“This video is the long version of the theme song announcement trailer that was just presented at The Game Awards,” said Tetsuya Nomura. “The song adds even more emotional resonance to the game, with music composed by Nobuo Uematsu, lyrics by Kazushige Nojima, and performance by Loren Allred. This time, the trailer has been edited to reflect more of the story and its characters, but there is still so much more to show, so that will be for another time.”

SQUARE ENIX also unveiled new key art in which the heroic party looks on to the beautiful and expansive environment set in FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH.

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