Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth Chocobo Races
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Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth Fans Are Awestruck At Adorable Chocobo Race Slide Teaser

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth fans have gotten a new look at Chocobo races, and the updated gameplay is fueling anticipation for the game.

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth is the second installment of the FF7 Remake series. With the release of gameplay footage, players are excited to see the return of a familiar minigame.

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Originally introduced in Final Fantasy 7, the Chocobo race was a key story point where Cloud was forced to race to win a pardon from Corel Prison for himself and his friends. After players complete this quest, additional races are available with more prizes – like coveted Materia – as rewards. Fans have recently been treated to new footage of the upgraded races for Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth and are excited to see the old minigame with new and returning mechanics and characters.

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Fans are Eager to Race with the Chocobos in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth

As seen in the 9-minute Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth preview from the Thailand Game Show 2023 on the P4GTeam YouTube channel, players have an exciting Chocobo opportunity awaiting them in the next chapter of FF7’s reworked storyline – the return of Chocobo racing.

With added dash panels and other items obtainable during each race to increase speed, FF7 fans have noticed aspects of the race seem similar to the mechanics found in the Mario Kart games. In addition, the drifting ability originally from Final Fantasy 15 has returned, a mechanic that fans had greatly enjoyed while exploring the open world by Chocobo. Fans are delighted with the familiar mechanics coming to FF7 Rebirth.

Other gamers have noticed in the released footage that one of the jockeys and his Chocobo who race along Cloud resemble characters from the original game, Chocobo Jockey Joe and Teioh. A jockey sporting Joe’s red coat and black hat, riding a black Chocobo can be seen next to Cloud at the beginning of the race. Fans have been speculating that there will be a grand return of these characters, making the anticipation for the races all the more potent.

With so many exciting features returning to Cloud’s world, fans are more than ready for Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth’s release in February 2024. In the meantime, everyone will just have to think about petting baby Chocobos and exploring the next chapter in the FF7 Remake storyline.

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