Final Fantasy VII Rebirth – How to Skip Nibelheim Flashback

    Finish the fight.

    If you played the Final Fantasy VII Rebirth demo, you can skip a portion of the Nibelheim flashback in the full game. This feature isn’t obvious and doesn’t appear right away, so we’ve compiled everything you need to know below.

    Upon starting the game, you’ll play through the opening segments and start in the midst of the Nibelheim flashback. Here, you won’t be able to skip through Chapter 1 until you encounter your first enemy at Mt. Nibel. This is done when Cloud steps up and tells Sephiroth and Tifa that he’s got it.

    At this point, the game will pop up with dialogue that says the following:

    Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Demo saved data confirmed. Players who have completed the demo can skip the mako reactor investigation and resume play from the village. Note that skipping will not affect gameplay. Skip to the village?

    If you choose to skip, you’ll immediately be moved to the night when Sephiroth burns down Nibelheim. This will save approximately an hour and a half of gameplay. 

    Should You Skip Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Chapter 1?

    We recommend to definitely play through the entire sequence, even if you’ve already played the demo! It’s a powerful segment that ultimately kicks off the wild narrative ride that is Final Fantasy VII Rebirth.

    That’s all you need to know about how to skip the Nibelheim Flashback in Final Fantasy VII Rebirth! For more Final Fantasy VII Rebirth content, be sure to check out our complete compendium, where we’ve compiled all the guides you’ll need to successfully 100% the title. Additionally, read our review for a full, in-depth exploration of everything this incredible game has to offer. 

    Noah Hunter
    Noah Hunter
    Noah is Final Weapon’s Editor-in-Chief. He co-founded the website in June 2019 and has been writing for it ever since. In total, he has over five years of writing experience across many publications, including IGN Entertainment. His favorite series include Xeno and Final Fantasy.

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