Fresh off winning “Most Anticipated Game” at The Game Awards, Final Fantasy VII Rebirth lands on the cover. Game Informer. The second part of the Final Fantasy VII Remake series breaks Cloud, Tifa, Aerith, Barrett, and Red XIII out of the confines of Midgar and onto a vast, open map where players can explore to their heart’s content. We spent two days at Square Enix’s headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, seeing new episodes of Final Fantasy VII Rebirth and talking to the legends of the team that made it happen. This cover story, along with our exclusive coverage spread over the next few weeks, should give you a good idea of what to expect when the game launches in February. On top of that, this issue dives into our favorite games of 2023, giving a thorough breakdown of the best the year has to offer.
Our cover art this month was designed by one of the aforementioned legends we talked to, Tetsuya Nomura. It features a flaming depiction of series antagonist Sephiroth on the front, but the flames extend to the back of the cover art, barely reaching the defined profile of our hero Cloud Strife. Much of Final Fantasy VII Rebirth focuses on the relationships between the characters, and this art emphasizes the strained relationship between these two former allies. You’ll learn the making of the Final Fantasy VII Remake series, how Rebirth is expanding the series in several ways, how the team approached certain scenes, and more in our 12-page cover story!
But this issue is more than a cover story! 2023 ends next week, so that means it’s time Game Informer Our best and brightest roundup to highlight the best games that came out of the year with our annual Top 10 Games of the Year feature, as well as our favorite games that didn’t make our top 10. We also have extended gameplay features, including Prince of Persia: The Last Crown, The Riven Remake and Penny’s Big Breakaway. We have a unique look at what went into making the end credits for Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, as well as a look at the highs and lows of the games industry in 2023.
That’s on top of our standard preview suite. In this episode, you can expect previews for Grand Theft Auto VI, Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Trilogy, Tekken 8, The Last of Us Part II Remastered and more!
Here’s a closer look at this month’s cover:
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