Fans of Square Enix’s popular JRPG, Final Fantasy 7, are in for a treat as the company announces that the game’s original release date in Japan has been officially recognized as “Final Fantasy 7 Day.” This special recognition by the Japanese Anniversary Association is a testament to the impact and lasting legacy of the beloved title, which celebrates another anniversary this January.
Square Enix has been busy in recent years, using anniversaries of its popular franchises like Final Fantasy 7, Kingdom Hearts, and others as a platform to make big announcements and offer fans new titles, merchandise, and events. The recognition of Final Fantasy 7 Day in Japan is expected to be no different, serving as a reminder of the franchise’s continued relevance and impact.
The special day, January 31st, marks the official release date of the JRPG in Japan back in 1997. The official Twitter account of the franchise shared several images, including a certificate of recognition, a message from the producer of the Final Fantasy 7 Remake series, Yoshinori Kitase, and Kitase holding the certificate alongside recognizable Final Fantasy stuffed toys.
We’re delighted to announce “Final Fantasy VII Day” has been officially registered in Japan, to commemorate the anniversary of the launch of the original game.
To celebrate, here’s a special message from Yoshinori Kitase, producer of the Final Fantasy VII remake project. pic.twitter.com/GBphY8AYR4
— FINAL FANTASY VII (@finalfantasyvii) January 31, 2023
Kitase’s message expressed his nostalgic feelings towards the original game, as he was also the director of the original Final Fantasy 7. Fans took to the Twitter thread to express their excitement, with many sharing that they will now only know January 31st as Final Fantasy 7 Day, regardless of their location.
With the second part of the Final Fantasy 7 Remake series set to be released this winter, Square Enix has plenty of time to build up excitement for the sequel’s launch. Fans can expect more news and announcements in the lead-up to the release, with the recognition of Final Fantasy 7 Day serving as a fitting tribute to the franchise’s continued impact and legacy.