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Hear From Some of Gaming’s Most Iconic Dreamers—Tetsuya Nomura, Yoshinori Kitase and Naoki Hamaguchi—in Visionary Short Film Powered by Porsche

LOS ANGELES (Mar. 1, 2024) Today, SQUARE ENIX® and sports car manufacturer Porsche AG announced a collaboration to celebrate those who are Driven by Dreams. In celebration of the release of the critically acclaimed, FINAL FANTASY™ VII REBIRTH, fans can hear from creators of the original FINAL FANTASY VII and the FINAL FANTASY VII remake project in a visionary short film.
Watch the “Driven By Dreams” short film here:
In the film, FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH Creative Director Tetsuya Nomura, Producer Yoshinori Kitase and Director Naoki Hamaguchi hit the streets of Tokyo in two iconic Porsche 911 – a classic car from 1997 and the most recent 2024 model year - to reflect on the legacy of FINAL FANTASY VII (released in 1997) and what it was like to dream the groundbreaking RPG into existence with no existing road to follow.
To celebrate the collaboration, Porsche Experience Center Los Angeles added a specially themed Porsche 911 featuring a FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH livery to their fleet. Voice actors from the game, Briana White (Aerith), Caleb Pierce (Zack), Suzie Yeung (Yuffie) and Max Mittlemen (Red XIII), were able to take the customized 911 out on the driver development course for a thrilling, hands-on driving experience. See content here.


Briana White (Aerith) and Caleb Pierce (Zack)

Max Mittlemen (Red XIII), Naoki Hamaguchi (Game Director) and Suzie Yeung (Yuffie)

“At Porsche, we’re inspired by dreamers around the world—those who are driven by a desire to create change. Few people embody that pioneering spirit quite like the creators of FINAL FANTASY VII, who redefined the role-playing game genre and raised the bar for the video game art form to astonishing new heights. On the eve of their latest highly anticipated release, we at Porsche salute the entire development team at SQUARE ENIX and continue to feel inspired by dreamers like them.” -Deniz Keskin, Director Brand Management & Partnerships at Porsche AG.
“With FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH, just like with the original FINAL FANTASY VII, we began development with a dream to create something that would become the standard for storytelling in the next generation of games. Dreaming means overcoming many challenges, but it’s also a chance to create new possibilities. We share that willingness to reinvent and challenge established norms with our friends at Porsche.” -Yoshinori Kitase, Producer (FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH)
Voted “Most Anticipated” Game of 2024 at The Game Awards, FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH is the new story in the critically acclaimed FINAL FANTASY VII remake project, which seeks to reimagine the legendary FINAL FANTASY VII in three standalone parts. FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH follows the first game in the trilogy, FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE, released in 2020 to universal acclaim from players and critics around the globe. After earning more than 20 perfect scores from media and being selected as a PlayStation® “Editor’s Choice” pick, FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE became the highest-selling digital release on the PlayStation® platform in SQUARE ENIX’s history, exceeding more than 7 million shipments and digital sales worldwide since its release.
A free, two-part demo for FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH, available now, lets players experience both the game’s opening chapter and a special preview of the massive in-game world set several hours into the main storyline. Players can carry over their saved progress from the demo’s opening chapter to the full game, allowing them to resume their adventure and claim unique, gameplay-boosting incentives. To download the demo, visit link.
FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH is now available for the PlayStation®5 (PS5™) console. This title has been rated T (Teen) by the ESRB. For more information, visit
*Most Anticipated Game Award Winner, The Game Awards 2023.

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About Dr, Ing. h.hc. F. Porsche AG
Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, headquartered in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen, is a world-renowned sports car brand and one of the most successful automobile manufacturers in the world. With the 911, Porsche has created a design icon whose silhouette is highly recognisable worldwide. Porsche has plants in Stuttgart and Leipzig and operates a development centre in Weissach. Porsche stands for innovation, with many technologies having their origins in motorsport. Porsche takes its corporate responsibility holistically: economically, ecologically and socially.
First released in 1997 on the PlayStation® computer entertainment system, FINAL FANTASY VII celebrated its 25th Anniversary in 2022. The game is universally regarded as a hallmark title of the RPG genre. The original title received high praise for its epic storyline, unique characters, and movie sequences that utilized the most cutting-edge technology of the time. Since then, the game has sold over 14.4 million copies worldwide and continues to receive widespread acclaim from critics and fans around the world. The popular game has even expanded into spin-offs, films and merchandise.
The first game of the FINAL FANTASY VII remake trilogy project, FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE, released in 2020, has been praised by both players and critics across the globe, earning more than 20 perfect scores from media, and was selected as a PlayStation® “Editor’s Choice” pick. The game also became the highest-selling digital release on the PlayStation® platform in SQUARE ENIX’s history, exceeding more than 7 million shipments and digital sales worldwide since its release. FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH, the second game in the trilogy and standalone story, is now available worldwide for the PS5®.
About Square Enix, Inc.
Square Enix, Inc. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX® and TAITO® branded entertainment content throughout the Americas as part of the Square Enix group of companies. The Square Enix group of companies boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 185 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 88 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix, Inc. is a U.S.-based, wholly owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.
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