trailers have already shown off a significant number of locations returning from the original game. As the sequel to, roughly aligns with the second half of 's Disc One, which is where the game's map opens up significantly. While the first half kept the party confined within the massive city of Midgar, the second grants them access to the open-world map for the very first time. While some parts of it are still saved for Discs Two and Three, or at least until the party finds a way around some difficult terrain, this transition represents a significant broadening of the game's scope.
The trilogy is more linear than the original, of course, but still looks to be a tour of varied and far-flung locations around the world. The party will travel far and wide, searching for Sephiroth and recruiting new playable characters in, learning tidbits of information in every city and town they visit. The two trailers already released for have revealed at least nine iconic, easily recognizable locations that will be recurring from the original .
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Nibelheim is the home of Cloud and Tifa, a tiny, middle-of-nowhere village that harbors several of the Shinra Electric Power Company's darkest secrets. The party's visit here uncovers some difficult memories for both of them, particularly for Cloud and his repressed sense of self. In the first trailer for, Tifa even questions the fact that Cloud was present in Nibelheim five years ago, when he supposedly toured the nearby reactor with fellow SOLDIER Sephiroth. Following the original 's sequence of events, the party is probably due to encounter Sephiroth here again, where he may force Cloud to relive the traumatic destruction of his village.Read more on screenrant.com