After a demo for Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth launched earlier this week, one particular element has become a viral hit online.
The demo includes the opening in Nibelheim, where you can look around Tifa’s and play her piano in a mini-game. In the original Final Fantasy 7, if you played a specific sequence on the piano, you unlocked Tifa’s final Limit Break.
Who needs secret special moves, however, when you have a cover of The Simpsons theme. While you’re encouraged to do your best version of Tifa’s Theme in the demo, players have been sharing covers of various famous tracks from games, film and beyond.
Some have taken to replicating songs from The Legend Of Zelda, while Dearly Beloved and Simple And Clean from Kingdom Hearts have also been showcased.
If you’ve ever imagined Kanye West in Final Fantasy (are you OK?), some have covered his piano-led track Runaway. On the other end of the spectrum, Welcome To The Black Parade by My Chemical Romance has become another go-to, along with John Lennon’s Imagine. You can check out more clips below.
This is only the first part of the Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth demo, with a second chunk, set in Junon, due to be released on February 21.
This second part will allow you to explore ‘a small piece of the massive in-game world around the harbour town of Junon’, according to the announcement.
Unlike the opening chapter in Nibelheim, however, progress in the second part of the demo cannot be carried over to the final release, as the Junon demo is an altered, more compact version.
Those with save data from the demo, however, will receive the Kupo charm and Survival set when the full game launches February 29 on PlayStation 5.
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