How Final Fantasy 7 Remake Part 3 Can Incorporate More Spin-Off Plotlines

The Final Fantasy 7 Remake trilogy is approaching its finale, even if it may take a few years for it to be ready. Decades of Final Fantasy 7 projects are going to be culminating in whatever Final Fantasy 7 Remake Part 3 turns out to be, so it has a lot riding on it, but the FF7 community doesn’t currently have reasons to be concerned about it. 2024’s Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth has been a huge hit with fans, and hopes are high for the third part of the most ambitious video game remake yet.

Last time there was a wait between FF7R entries, fans had options to keep them busy. Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7 got a lighter remake in the form of Crisis Core Reunion, and the original Final Fantasy 7 Remake was released on PS5 and PC with an extra DLC campaign. While it sounds like DLC for FF7 Rebirth is out of the question, a PC port is likely, and Final Fantasy 7: Ever Crisis’ lore additions have turned some heads. However, with an official statement that Crisis Core Reunion may be the last remade spin-off, FF7R Part 3 is left with a lot of spin-off plotlines to tie up.


One Villain Needs to Be Given Their Due in Final Fantasy 7 Remake Part 3

Final Fantasy Remake Part 3 will have no shortage of antagonists, but one villain stands out as the most deserving of a thorough beatdown.

Final Fantasy 7’s Remaining Significant Spin-offs Aren’t Seeing Much Action

Back in 2022, a Famitsu interview with frequent Square Enix producer Yoshinori Kitase and director Tetsuya Nomura revealed that there were no plans to remake Final Fantasy 7: Dirge of Cerberus or Final Fantasy 7: Before Crisis. Discussions of a Dirge of Cerberus remaster had come up internally, with some thoughts paid to Before Crisis, but that was all the information Square Enix had to offer at the time. Even if things have changed in the ensuing years, the chances for these two games to see the light of day again seem slim.

Why Before Crisis and Dirge of Cerberus Haven’t Returned

That goes double for Before Crisis, which was a Japanese-only mobile prequel to Final Fantasy 7 released in 2004. As it was never localized and later got delisted from storefronts, this RPG focused on heroic Turks and Avalanche’s evil predecessor is likely to be left out of Final Fantasy 7’s ongoing narrative, especially with Ever Crisis now covering FF7’s backstory. Meanwhile, the 2006 PS2 third-person shooter Dirge of Cerberus has a better shot at returning someday, but it unfortunately overlaps with the FF7 Remake trilogy itself as a sequel to the original FF7.

How Final Fantasy 7 Remake Part 3 Could Incorporate Before Crisis and Dirge of Cerberus

If Square Enix isn’t remaking these spin-offs, then it falls to Final Fantasy 7 Remake Part 3 to incorporate their outstanding story elements. Before Crisis could be referenced as the Turks’ and Avalanche’s shared history, especially if the rest of Avalanche appears alongside a potential new Wutai war in FF7R Part 3. Unfortunately, because of Before Crisis’ present unavailability, it will likely be stuck with the least references and borrowed concepts of any Compilation of Final Fantasy 7 project. Setting aside whatever else comes forward from Crisis Core, like Angeal or Genesis, that just leaves Dirge of Cerberus.

Dirge of Cerberus Should Play A Big Role In FF7R Part 3

Fortunately, the end of Yuffie and Sonon’s encounter with
Deepground in
’s Intermission DLC
suggests that at least Nero will return as a major foe for Yuffie in the inevitable Midgar revisit.

FF7 Rebirth teased the presence of Vincent’s Chaos powers, which were expounded on in Dirge and could be key to undoing Sephiroth’s fate-warping plans. The aforementioned Genesis is also being contained alongside Deepground, and FF7R Part 3 would be the last chance to wrap up his storyline. At any rate, the return to Midgar in Final Fantasy 7 Remake Part 3 will likely be an exciting trip for Dirge of Cerberus fans, even if Before Crisis hopefuls are disappointed once again.