Final Fantasy VII Remake only came out a few months ago, and we don’t have any official word yet on a release date for the second installment. Producer Yoshinori Kitase and director Tetsuya Nomura have both confirmed multiple times that the sequel is currently in development, most recently in a July 2020 issue of Japan’s leading gaming weekly, Famitsu. But while we patiently wait for word on the next phase of Cloud’s journey, that wild ending to FF7 Remake still has our head spinning with possibilities. Perhaps one of the biggest among them is the role of Wutai in the next stages of the story.
If Wutai plays a bigger role in FF7 Remake Part 2, that likely means the creative team will have to dramatically rethink one of the game’s seven playable characters. Here’s why. Spoilers ahead for 1997.
Throughout Final Fantasy VII Remake, President Shinra repeatedly suggests that Barrett, Biggs, and the rest of the Sector 7 eco-vigilantes (fine ok, “terrorists”) are somehow in cahoots with the Mako City’s sworn enemy, Wutai. This conflict between the two city-states seems to be overhyped by Shinra propaganda to keep the residents in order.