Final Fantasy VII Day is Now Official in Japan

    Celebrating 26 years of an iconic JRPG.

    Square Enix and the Japanese Anniversary Association announce “Final Fantasy VII Day” is now officially registered in Japan as an national anniversary day. 

    The ground-breaking JRPG from the original PlayStation will be celebrated on January 31 in Japan, which is now registered as Final Fantasy VII Day. Square Enix made it official on Final Fantasy VII’s 26th anniversary in Japan.

    To celebrate the inaugural Final Fantasy VII Day, Final Fantasy VII Remake project producer Yoshinori Kitase shared a special message to fans. Additionally, a photo of Kitase and the official anniversary certificate were taken alongside Cloud, Sephiroth, Moogle, and Chocobo plushes. 

    Kitase’s full message may be read below: 

    The 31st of January 1997, the day that Final Fantasy VII came out, was not just a significant day for the Final Fantasy series, but also marked when so many big things started moving for those of us who worked on the game.

    I remember being overwhelmed at the breakneck speed with which video game technology was evolving, but also dreaming big things for the future.

    With the establishment of this official anniversary day, I will now always remember these things, and hold them dearly in my heart.

    Yoshinori Kitase
    Director, Final Fantasy VII
    Producer, Final Fantasy VII Remake project


    Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, the second game in the Final Fantasy VII Remake trilogy, is currently in development for PlayStation 5. The game is slated for a winter release worldwide. 

    Before Final Fantasy VII Rebirth releases, players may experience Zack Fair’s journey as a member of SOLDIER in Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion. Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion is available now for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S. 

    The original Final Fantasy VII is available now for Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. 

    Soul Kiwami
    Soul Kiwami
    Raul Ochoa, a.k.a. Soul Kiwami, is the Deputy Editor in Chief of Final Weapon and a News Writer at Game Rant. With a passion for the Japanese gaming industry, Raul is a huge fan of Nintendo Switch, PC hardware, JRPGs and fighting/action games. business email:

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