Aerith or Tifa? Toxic fans threaten to ruin Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, says Cloud spokesperson

Cloud and Tifa? Cloud and Aerith? Or Aerith and Tifa? Voice actor Cody Christian, who plays Cloud in the upcoming Final Fantasy VII Rebirth plays, is not very enthusiastic about “shipping”. He believes that “shippers” who “overtly ___ualize any relationship can ruin the development of a great story.”

Christian commented via Twitter, following the latest Rebirth trailer shared by Square Enix. Longtime fans of the original (as well as the remake) have many opinions about who should be Cloud’s love interest in the love triangle between Tifa and Aerith, which has sparked many heated debates online.

Toxic fans threaten to ruin history

“’Shippers’ fails at the idea that one character can have meaningful relationships with MULTIPLE characters. That ensures comprehensive depth,” says Christian. “The need to overtly ___ualize any relationship can ruin the development of a great story.”

While the relationships between Cloud, Tifa and Aerith could be interpreted as platonic, the subtext of “who will he choose?” certainly appealed to many players – although the discourse around choices often veers into toxicity. However, Christian developed a thick skin after gaining fame on Teen Wolf, which prepared him for Final Fantasy VII Remake.

“The majority of people wanted me fired and replaced without ever hearing me speak,” he says. “To do what we did and make it successful and mean so much to the core audience, I’m not afraid of Rebirth.”

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is scheduled to release exclusively for PS5 on February 29th. Want to stay up to date on all things Final Fantasy VII Rebirth? Here you can find all articles from our detailed reporting.

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Final Fantasy VII Rebirth: This is how you get the strictly limited Gold Saucer snow globe

Square Enix has a strictly limited goodie available today Final Fantasy VII Rebirth presented. Do you know the Members Rewards program in the Square Enix Store? This goodie might make you get to know it and maybe even make you regret not using the program sooner.

You can redeem the codes included with your Square Enix games in the Square Enix Store Members Rewards program and collect points. You can then redeem these for physical goodies and merchandise. One of these goodies is the one presented today Gold Saucer Glitter Globe.

This unique and limited edition snow globe is exclusive to this program and is designed to celebrate fans’ return to Gold Saucer. You will finally be able to visit Gold Saucer in the second part of the remake trilogy!

As Square Enix points out, the snow globe only exists 360 times worldwide. How many points you have to spend on it is not yet known. Many, probably. The snow globe is not yet listed as a reward in the German Square Enix Store.

The Gold Saucer Glitter Globe features multi-colored iridescent glitter and color-changing LEDs, creating an enchanting spectacle that reflects the atmosphere players will experience during their adventure.

“We are extremely pleased to be able to offer fans a special piece from the world of Final Fantasy VII Rebirth with this special Gold Saucer Glitter Globe,” said Yoshinori Kitase, Producer of Final Fantasy VII Rebirth. “We are celebrating the history of the game and of course the fans who have been there from the beginning.”

A video about the Gold Saucer Glitter Globe:

Artwork: Square Enix


Final Fantasy VII Rebirth: The demo will be publicly playable this weekend

If you Final Fantasy VII Rebirth If you wanted to play, you either had to visit the Tokyo Game Show or be part of selected press. Unfortunately, Gamescom missed the demo for the second part of the remake trilogy. As we previously reported, the playable demo will also be on display at a Square Enix community gathering next weekend.

The PlayStation Blog had raffled off tickets, which is why the general assumption was that the demo would not be exhibited to the public. Especially since tickets for the community gathering are not available to buy. However, the demo will also be playable publicly, as Square Enix announced on social media gives.

The demo event in Xperion Berlin should therefore be viewed separately from the community gathering. You can attend the game event “without registering and free of charge”. All you have to do is make the trip to Berlin. You can enter the event location from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

It can be assumed that the demo is the one that was exhibited at the Tokyo Game Show and has already been presented to the international press. If Berlin is too far for you, you can at least get some impressions from this demo here. And if you are already sure, you can also pre-order “Rebirth”:

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If you like Baldur’s Gate 3, here are 21 movies and series full of fantasy, magic, and swords

Obsessed with Baldur’s Gate 3? We also. And it’s normal. Venturing into his world is a joy. Let yourself be carried away by their great stories or see the hilarious consequences derived from a bad shot even more. However, did you know that there are movies inspired by that same fantasy universe? One of the best, in fact, was released just a few months before Larian’s video game.

the saga Baldur’s Gate It is set in Dungeons & Dragons. More specifically, our journey takes place in the Forgotten Realms, a context shared by the bard Edgin Darvis, the barbarian Holga Kilgore and the rest of the characters in the movie Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves from Paramount Pictures, the most recent foray being of the franchise on the big screen.

Logically, the current campaign the Forgotten Realms of D&D it also draws from countless previous fantasy universes and others created after the fact. From Tolkien’s signature in The Lord of the Rings to other much more modern productions created directly for small screens. And, of course, a colossal legacy of sword and magic video games.

Adapting the universe of The Forgotten Realms and the essence of Dungeons & Dragons to the new times and the concerns of those passionate about fantasy, but preserving the essentials to awaken the fascination and adventurous spirit of new generations through any medium or format.

As you already know, in LifeExtra We are true lovers of fantasy. The one we live through video games, of course, but even beyond. Precisely for this reason, we have prepared a very special selection of films and series that, we hope, you will love if you are enjoying both Baldur’s Gate 3 like us.

From animated productions to large film productions or timeless classics. Content that addresses the stories of magic and swords from different points of view, sometimes not so serious and others less orthodox. Promoting variety so that there is always something interesting for everyone. And, hopefully, inspiring you for when you resume your game.

Our starting point, the work that our SamaGame colleagues crowned as the best adventure film of recent years.

Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves

Paramount Pictures shot a sensational, hilarious, and action-packed game of Dungeons & Dragons in which nods to the Forgotten Realms, the essence of the franchise, and the spirit of high-fantasy quests fill the screen. A movie that, without being strictly perfect, is absolutely essential for Baldur’s Gate 3 players.

  • Streaming: Movistar+

Dungeons & Dragons (Dungeons and Dragons)

The first major live-action production of Dungeons & Dragons for the big screen was released in 2000 and was quickly eclipsed by the success of other great magic and fantasy sagas. Which does not take away its own merits, its successes -which it has- and the fact of starting its own film trilogy whose brooch will be launched directly in domestic format.

Dragons and Dungeons, the animated series

Forty years before the premiere of Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves and Baldur’s Gate 3which is said quickly, the first animated series based on Dungeons & Dragons, offering three seasons of adventures starring young adventurers trying to return to the real world with the help of the Dungeon Master plus one missing episode. Watch out for the theme of the Spanish version performed by Dulces.

The film saga of The Lord of the Rings

It is absolutely impossible to allude to the great adventure, fantasy, magic and sword films without recommending Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings film trilogy. An impeccable adaptation of the literary saga that revolutionized the film industry and, in the process, masterfully captured the essence of a work that until then was considered impossible to film.

  • Streaming: HBO Max, Amazon Prime Video

The Hobbit Trilogy

A decade after the cinematic phenomenon of the Lord of the Rings, Peter Jackson himself and his team tackled the challenge of taking the YA novel The Hobbit by transforming it into a three-film saga. And despite its great excesses, which are very visible, it is still a spectacular experience of adventure, magic and swords with a huge dragon capable of amortizing that expensive sound bar that you bought for your television.

  • Streaming: Amazon Prime Video

The Flight of Dragons

Decades before Warner’s adapted Tolkien’s works, the company released the flight of dragonsan animated film based -with enormous liberties- on the novel of the same name that Peter Dickinson wrote in 1979. And despite the fact that so much animation carries many elements of its time, its way of presenting the coexistence between science and magic in a Medieval fantasy world remains timeless.

Conan the barbarian

One of the best fantasy films ever made. As it is. The adaptation of Robert E. Howard’s work starring Arnold Schwarzenegger himself (with none other than James Earl Jones replicating him) conveys the epic of swordplay and great adventures from its opening bars. Of course, its sequel, Conan the Destroyer, brims with much more fantasy, magic and elements of D&D, although as a film it lags far behind. Much further back.

  • Streaming: Disney Plus

The Princess Bride (The Princess Bride)

“” The engaged princess (The Princess Bride) is a well-deserved cult work and a true fantasy, adventure film classic with touches of comedy and fairy tales based, of course, on the 1973 book of the same name. With colorful characters, iconic and inevitable elements sword duels capable of capturing the imagination of a young reader and, by extension, of entire generations of spectators.

  • Streaming: Amazon Prime Video

Warcraft: The Origin

From the video game to the big screen with no expense spared. Blizzard and Universal put all the meat on the grill to bring the eternal conflict between the Alliance and the Horde to movie theaters, offering an authentic visual spectacle that divided specialized critics and those passionate about video games.

And despite the fact that, in this case, it is Blizzard who borrows elements from D&D to cement its background, the gratuitousness with which spells are performed or the decorations will draw smiles among Baldur’s Gate players.

  • Streaming: Amazon Prime Video, Netflix Skyshowtime


Our first not-so-jarring note is very carefully chosen: (dis)charm It is the third major animation project from the creators of The Simpsons and Futurama and, at the same time, a tribute, parody and own approach to the fantasy and adventure genre; with that point of criticism and acid humor so characteristic of Matt Groening’s characters. A madness, yes, with events worthy of one of those very bad thrown in Baldur’s Gate that lead to fascinating dramas.

Streaming: Netflix

The Witcher Saga on Netflix

More than high fantasy, the universe imagined by Andrzej Sapkowski in his literary saga matches much more with dark fantasy. But, at the same time, he provides a cruder and darker portrait of the typical adventure feats in which elements of Nordic and medieval myths play a leading role. Especially when it comes to fighting against dark creatures and beasts.

With regard to this selection, we have not only wanted to keep in mind the already available seasons of The Witcher, the series, but also productions closely linked to them such as the Nightmare of the Wolf. And while The Witcher: Origin of Blood movie is in many ways a nonsense, in its own way -and with its flaws- it fits much better within the standards of D&D games than it does in Geralt’s world of Rivia.

  • Streaming: Netflix

the wheel of time

Once again, television drinks from paper by taking Robert Jordan’s High Fantasy novels (James Oliver Rigney to our close friends) to serial format. However, we cannot forget that more than 20 years ago Wizards of the Coast itself, owner of Dungeons & Dragons and by extension Baldur’s Gate, developed a role-playing game based on the rules of the third edition of D&D. They are independent franchises, for the record, but with enough points in common so that The Wheel of Time deserves a viewing if we like to get lost on the Sword Coast.

  • Streaming: Amazon Prime Video

Knights, princesses and other beasts

Recommend Knights, princesses and other beasts (Your Highness) due to its plot, its contribution to the seventh art or its themes is really complicated: David Gordon Green’s film is a true prank that not even the most warlike and charming Natalie Portman can save. And yet, the way to sweep home each and every one of the clichés inherited from the enormous legacy of Dungeons & Dragons achieves that, at least, it deserves a mention. Even if it is to add a note of color to our selection.

  • Streaming: SkyShowtime

In the name of the king (In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale)

The legacy of uwe boll and its dangerous flirtations with video game adaptations is almost a subgenre in itself from which what is just and necessary can be rescued. In the King’s name, with its flaws, manages to make the cut: Jason Statham, Burt Reynolds, Ray Liotta, Claire Forlani and even John Rhys-Davies lend themselves to adapting the Dungeon Siege role-playing saga, achieving high suspense for Boll, but also his best fantasy film , magic and swords. Another thing is where the bar is, of course.

  • Streaming: Rakuten TV

The Dragon of the Lake of Fire (DragonSlayer)

As much as we are passionate about video games, we could not close our review of fantasy, magic and sword films with a contribution from Uwe Boll. The general idea is to offer a wide variety of approaches to the themes of Baldur’s Gate 3, And the movie fits that very well. But it wouldn’t be pretty. That is why we have reserved DragonSlayer for the end.

Released in Spain under the name of The Dragon of the Lake of Fire, it is a Dark Fantasy story produced by Paramount and Disney itself that, despite its marked clichés, combines feelings of heroism, tests of courage and the determination to finish with a powerful enemy to offer the viewer the essence of great adventures.


Polygon replenishment with Final Fantasy VII Rebirth: Cid, Yuffie and Co. will also appear soon

You may remember the low-poly characters from Final Fantasy VII Remake. If not, Square Enix released a set of polygon figures in 2020 that are literally just that.

They’re based on the polygon models from the original Final Fantasy VII. That’s charming, some might say. That’s really ugly, many others. Either way: These things are sold out.

Additional supplies are available in the form of additional figures. At the Tokyo Game Show, Square Enix exhibited Cait Sith, Cid, Yuffie, Rufus, Tseng and Rude, as well as a Shinra guardsman and the save point. The save point was placed next to Yuffie. Fans of the original might smile.

Square Enix also presented a pack of the first figures released in 2020. Some people are probably hoping for a resupply of the figures that are out of stock today. But nothing has been announced yet.

via Famitsu, Image material: Final Fantasy VII Remake, © 1997, 2020 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved. CHARACTER DESIGN: TETSUYA NOMURA / ROBERTO FERRARI. LOGO ILLUSTRATION: ©1997 YOSHITAKA AMANO


Final Fantasy VII Rebirth: The Mog House is back and this is what awaits you there

In today’s live stream Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Fans were briefly delighted: the Mog house was briefly visible! The creators showed a gameplay presentation and were on their way to Kalm when the Mog house suddenly appeared in front of them. No time for that, you joked and continued walking.

However, they came back to it later. In the original, the Mog House was nothing more than a mini-game in Gold Saucer. In Final Fantasy VII Rebirth you will obviously encounter it in the wide world. Various Moogles seem to live there and as the creators later reveal, there is also another mini-game waiting for you there.

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But this time it’s not about feeding the moogles. At least there was no mention of it. In a very short sequence, Cloud was seen running around in this mini-game, dodging small bombs that Moogles throw. You’ll be able to find out the rest yourself in the game!

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth will be released on February 29, 2024.

The Mog House from 1:04:08 minutes:

Images: Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, Square Enix


Final Fantasy VII Rebirth: “Super weird” Red XIII on a Chocobo – it was Nomura’s idea

In Final Fantasy VII Rebirth you will probably ride chocobos a few times. And if Red XIII is on the team, then Red XIII also rides a chocobo. We’ve known this since the current trailer and it’s also possible in the TGS demo. Some fans find this funny, but some also find it quite strange.

“Super weird,” comments Gregor “Chaz Ashley” Kartsios, for example, in his video for the demo. And a “bit ridiculous” even. When he saw this for the first time, he fell away from the faith. In fact, Red XIII looks a little, shall we say, awkward on the Chocobo. Why doesn’t Red XIII just follow? The muscle pack would certainly be able to do that too.

IGN also finds it at least strange and asked whether it wasn’t a little uncomfortable for Red XIII and whether he wouldn’t have to worry about back pain. “Yes. Thank you for this great question,” replies director Naoki Hamaguchi. Red XIII and the way he rides a chocobo was also a “hotly debated topic” among the developers.

“So we discussed it a lot and agreed on Mr. Nomura’s idea of ​​how he should ride the chocobo,” Hamaguchi said. So it was Tetsuya Nomura’s idea. Ultimately, it is also the opinion that this represents the “comical elements” of the series, which are also representative of the FF7 games, even against the background of the serious plot.

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IGN immediately follows Cloud on the Segway. “Yes. The fact that Cloud rides a Segway in the trailer also caused a stir in Japan,” says Hamaguchi. Fans will travel to many places, such as Costa del Sol, the resort town.

They were thinking about a “more exciting way” the group could get around there. “So when we were thinking about a hand-controlled wheeled transportation device, some kind of Segway-like device came to mind, and we’re really happy that this is being noticed not only in Japan but also worldwide,” says Hamaguchi.

Images: Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, Square Enix


TUTORIAL : When will the Juno episode of the Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth demo be released? -Answer

The Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth demo is available now, allowing players to experience Nibelheim before its release on February 29, 2024. Episode Juno is missing, however, as it becomes available closer to release – here’s when you can play it.

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth Demo Juno Episode Release Date

Episode Juno section of the Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth demo is not available until February 21, 2024, where players will receive an update if their PlayStation 5 is connected to the internet. This update will unlock episode Juno.

Episode Juno takes place later in the game than Episode Nibelheim which was made available on February 6, 2024. It allows players to explore a condensed portion of the Junon region via chocoboback.

According to the Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth demo page on the PlayStation Store, the Juno area “has been modified to make content more compact, so progress cannot be carried over into the full game.” » However, you will be able to carry over your progress in the Nibelheim episode if you complete it before the release of FF7 Rebirth on February 29.

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Do I get anything from playing the Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth demo?

If a save game of the Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth demo is detected on your PlayStation 5 when you start the full version of the game after its release, you will receive two bonuses as a thank you for playing the demo:

  • Kupo Charm: An accessory that increases the number of resources gained when you collect them.
  • Survival set: A selection of restorative items, such as potions and ether.

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Make sure you have downloaded all day one updates before launching the full game to ensure your FF7 Rebirth Demo save is confirmed and you get your free items.

If you haven’t downloaded the PS5 yet, check out our How to Download Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth Demo guide for complete instructions. And if you’re wondering how long the demo is, here’s what you need to know.


Final Fantasy XIV: Open Beta and Free Trial for Xbox

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Final Fantasy XIV will have an open beta on Xbox Series X|S and a free trial to try out at launch.

Over the next year, Xbox players will join more than 27 million gamers in the online role-playing game Final Fantasy XIV for epic adventures.

While Final Fantasy XIV won’t celebrate its Xbox Series X|S release until spring 2024, you can visit the world of Eorzea a little earlier.

As announced at Fan Fest in Las Vegas, the Patch 6.5x series will be in open beta on Xbox Series X|S. But when that will be exactly is still unclear.

According to the official website, Final Fantasy XIV costs from 10.99 euros/month. But before you spend any money, you can try out the free trial version extensively. Because the extended free trial version will also be playable on Xbox Series X|S. It includes the complete experience of A Realm Reborn and the two expansions Heavensward and Stormblood up to level 70 without restrictions.