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Crisis Core Final Fantasy 7 Reunion won’t change the original story

A man in armor with long silver hair stands in front of an industrial setting.

Screenshot: Square-Enix

We got a lot of information about Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion today, including the big news that the flavor text on Sephiroth’s Free In-Depth Hair Care Routine will be carried over from the original game.

Meeting is, as its name suggests, the upcoming remastered reissue of crisis corea 2007 PlayStation Portable action-RPG that served as a prequel to Final Fantasy VII. When it hits every gaming platform under the sun later this year, Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion will feature more voice acting, improved visuals, and new gameplay elements, but Square Enix plans to keep pretty much everything else the same.

Talk with Eurogamerproducer Mariko Sato explained that the original crisis core history remains intact in Meetingvery unlike what is done with the course Final Fantasy VII redo the trilogy. Meeting is largely intended to reintroduce players to crisis core protagonist and Final Fantasy VII background character Zack Fair, whose role expands in the Remake script.

“If you played [Final Fantasy VII Remake]or the original, you’ll probably know that Zack is in the first Remake game where he does not appear at this point in the story in the original Final Fantasy 7,” said Meeting executive producer Yoshinori Kitase. “So he’s featured more than he was. We thought people starting the story there would really want to know more about this character.


But let’s be honest: while it was nice to see Zack’s backstory fleshed out, the biggest moment of Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII came when we learned how the villainous Sephiroth keeps his long hair so luxurious. During the original game, Zack can join a Sephiroth fan club known as the Silver Elite which sends him emails with anecdotes about their silver-maned hero, including his hair care routine.

The intro message after Zack enlists with Silver Elite reads:

Dear Silver Elite Members:

In this update, we present another anecdote about Sephiroth: the secrets of his beautiful long hair.

The hair products he uses are of the highest quality, manufactured and supplied by the Shinra company.

He seems to use an entire bottle of shampoo and conditioner every time he washes his hair.

They are scented with thirteen kinds of perfumes, including Rose and Vanilla.

Apparently the smell in the air after Sephiroth does his hair changes every day!

I don’t need to tell even the most hygienic players that it’s a lot of shampoo and conditioner. How does Sephiroth even find the time to use so much product between all his war crimes? Congratulations on the dedication to maintaining that beautiful hair, but damn, does Sephiroth always have to be this awesome?

“I think [Crisis Core’s story] stood the test of time,” said creative director Tetsuya Nomura, a man with his own flair for the dramatic. “It’s something that is very appreciated by people. And when I look back at the story and the way it’s put together, there really aren’t many flaws that I can find in it. I think it’s still a very complete story and almost perfectly put together in many ways.

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion is coming to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch and PC in late 2022.

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