Even though Final Fantasy VII Remake only came out a few short months ago, it already feels like we’ve been waiting ages to see what happens next. While Square Enix hasn’t formally announced a release date for the second installment in the multipart series, the developer recently kicked off an FF7 Remake crossover with the long-running mobile game Final Fantasy Brave Exvius, and has kept the hype embers flickering with a series of interviews about the making of Midgar. It’s possible, if not especially likely, we might hear more about the FF7 Remake Part 2 release date at Tokyo Game Show in September.
In the meantime, the wild ending of FF7 Remake still has our fan-theory gears turning, and it’s clear the sequel will have to take a wildly different approach to one of the story’s pivotal moments — the Nibelheim incident. Intriguingly enough, Rian Johnson’s exceptional (if divisive) installment of the Star Wars sequel trilogy, The Last Jedi, just might be the perfect model for this critical aspect of FF7 lore. Here’s why.