Final Fantasy VII Day is now officially recognized in Japan

Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy VII Day has been officially registered in Japan to commemorate the release of the original and recognize its importance to the video game industry. If that particular day sounds interesting, people looking to add Final Fantasy VII Day to their calendars should do so on January 31st, the day the game was released in its home country.

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Final Fantasy VII Day was announced on the game’s official social media channels, with producer Yoshinori showing Kitase a certificate confirming that it was accepted in Japan. This announcement was accompanied by a special message from Kitase, in which he spoke about the importance of Final Fantasy VII, both in terms of its impact on gaming and the careers of those who worked on it.

It’s no surprise that Final Fantasy VII received such a prestigious honor, as it’s a game that helped bring JRPGs into the mainstream, especially outside of Japan where it was considered a niche genre for years. Square Enix in particular benefited greatly from Final Fantasy VII as it helped the company grow into the global entity it is to this day.

It’s a shame that Square Enix couldn’t arrange for Final Fantasy VII Day to be official in 2022, as it would have been a great way to mark the 25th anniversary of the game’s original release and the 35th anniversary of Final Fantasy to celebrate as a whole. On the plus side, an official Final Fantasy VII Day could also persuade Square Enix to release more information about upcoming titles in the Final Fantasy VII Remake series, such as Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, to mark the anniversary in years to come. As it stands, Square Enix hasn’t revealed any new information about Final Fantasy VII Rebirth or any of the spin-off games like Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis on Day One of Final Fantasy VII. Final Fantasy VII Day is now officially recognized in Japan

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