Is Final Fantasy VII Crisis Core canon?

Is this the core of Final Fantasy VII?

Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII Reunion is a remake of the acclaimed Final Fantasy VII Crisis Core. This title is not focused on Cloud as the title that started it all but followed different characters, some of which cross paths with characters in Final Fantasy VII. This leaves the question of whether Final Fantasy VII Crisis Core is considered canon to Final Fantasy VII.

The answer is yes—Final Fantasy VII Crisis Core is considered canon within the story of Final Fantasy and other entries within the series. This means that the actions that take place in Crisis Core, and the remake, Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII Reunion, directly affect the events within the Final Fantasy VII world. You may be wondering when Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII Reunion takes place in the Final Fantasy VII timeline.

Related: Can you turn off the Combat Announcer in Crisis Core?

Is Final Fantasy FF7 Crisis Core before or after Final Fantasy FF7?

Final Fantasy VII Crisis Core takes place before Final Fantasy VII and follows Zack Fair and the members of SOLDIER before Cloud becomes the hero that he is. The remake similarly takes place before as well. Final Fantasy VII Crisis and Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII Reunion both directly influence and set up the events of Final Fantasy VII, especially in its ending.

That being said, you can play Final Fantasy VII Crisis Core without playing Final Fantasy VII, and the reverse is true. Crisis Core will provide more information and background details that help understand how Final Fantasy VII's world became what it is. Fans of Final Fantasy VII should absolutely give Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII Reunion a try if they have never played the original.

For more information on Final Fantasy VII, check out How to avoid combat in Crisis Core and How to beat Experiment No. 88 early in Crisis Core on Pro Game Guides.

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