FFVII Compilation

With the international success of the 1997 release of Final Fantasy VII, Square-Enix has expanded FFVII into a collection known as the FFVII Compilation. It includes the original Final Fantasy VII game on Playstation, Advent Children on DVD, Before Crisis on mobile phone, Crisis Core on PSP, Dirge of Cerberus on PS2, and Last Order in a short OVA anime. These spinoffs, prequels and sequels are based on the original storyline and aim to provide a deeper look into the characters, as well as expand the storyline and answer questions left in the game.

Final Fantasy VII TitleFinal Fantasy VII
Release date (JP)01/31/97
Release date (US)08/31/97
ModeRPG for PS
WebsiteOfficial site

It seems that an evil power company called Shinra, Inc. has found a way to mine this life energy, draining it from the earth, and using it to control the universe. Fortunately, a resistance organization know as AVALANCHE, has vowed to put an end to Shinra's destructive practices. The story focuses on Cloud, an ex-soldier of Shinra, who teams up with AVALANCHE, and along the way, encounters some very mysterious and powerful allies who help him fight against the deadly creatures Shinra has created to protect its empire. You, as the game player, will decide their fate.

Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children TitleAdvent Children
Release date (JP)09/14/05
WebsiteOfficial site

Two years have passed... Though Midgar, city of mako, city of prosperity, has been reduced to ruins, its people slowly but steadily walk the road to reconstruction. However, a mysterious illness called geostigma torments them. With no cure in sight, it brings death to the afflicted, one after another, robbing the people of their fledgling hope. And so Cloud, who walked away from the life of a hero to live in solitude, must step forward yet again.

Final Fantasy VII: Before Crisis TitleBefore Crisis
Release date (JP)09/24/04
ModeRPG for Mobile
WebsiteOfficial site

Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core TitleCrisis Core
Release date (JP)TBA 2006
ModeRPG for PSP
WebsiteOfficial site

Final Fantasy VII: Dirge of Cerberus TitleDirge of Cerberus
Release date (JP)01/26/06
Release date (NA)TBA 2006
ModeRPG for PS2
WebsiteOfficial site

Dirge of Cerberus begins with the sudden appearance of a mysterious group raiding local towns one year after Advent Children. They are known as the Deep Ground Soldiers (DG Soldiers), a band of warriors driven to hide underground because of the disastrous meteor. Our hero, Vincent Valentine, is somehow connected with these events, yet in what way remains unclear. And when the world is veiled in darkness, it is his revolver that will ring out the dirge... But Vincent won't be alone - he'll be joined by other characters from Final Fantasy VII.

Final Fantasy VII: Last Order TitleLast Order
Release date (JP)09/14/05
ModeAnime OVA

Last Order is a 25-minute bonus OVA (Original Video Animation) that was included with the limited edition of the Advent Children DVD. The anime focused on two flashbacks that occured in the game: Zack and Cloud's excape from Shinra Inc, and the fateful event that took place in Nibelheim 5 years ago with Zack, Cloud, Tifa and Sephiroth. Although the anime did not stay totally true to the game, it expanded the storyline and brought further development to Zack's character.

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