Final Fantasy VII Remake: Traces of Two Pasts (Hardcover). This novel in two parts delves into the pasts of Aerith Gainsborough and Tifa Lockhart, the beloved heroines of Final Fantasy VII.
Although having met only days before, during the earth-shattering sequence of events that led to their escape from Midgar, Aerith and Tifa have already formed a tentative friendship based on mutual trust and respect. As they continue on their journey with Cloud, Barret, and Red XIII, the two women open up to each other further, exchanging stories from their pasts.
By turns exciting, humorous, and poignant, this work from Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts writer Kazushige Nojima brings greater depth to the characters of Aerith and Tifa, and to the world of Final Fantasy VII.
Series Overview: The world has fallen under the dominion of the Shinra Electric Power Company, a sinister corporation that has monopolized the planet’s very life force as Mako energy.
In the urban megalopolis of Midgar, an anti-Shinra rebel group calling themselves Avalanche have stepped up their campaign of resistance.
Cloud Strife, a former member of Shinra’s elite SOLDIER unit now turned mercenary, lends his aid to the rebels, unaware that he will be drawn into an epic battle for the fate of the planet, while having to come to terms with his own lost past.
Kazushige Nojima is a writer and video game creator best known for his work on the Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts series.
He is the author of the novels, Final Fantasy VII: On the Way to a Smile and Final Fantasy VII: The Kids Are Alright—A Turks Side Story.
A TIE-IN NOVEL TO ONE OF THE CURRENT TOP VIDEO GAME SERIES: Final Fantasy VII Remake was released in 2020 to universal critical and fan acclaim, selling over 6 million units in the first year and garnering numerous awards. The expanded edition, Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade, was released in 2021, and new installments of the series are planned for future release.
NEW GAME LORE AND UNIVERSE EXPANSION: The stories told in Traces of Two Pasts fill in the backstories for the two main heroines of the game and provides fans with new information and a broader context for understanding the characters and their motivations.
WRITER PROFILE: The author, Kazushige Nojima, is one of the most respected writers in the video game field, having worked on multiple Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts titles, among many others. He’s written two previous Final Fantasy novels, which were both published to strong sales and reviews.
FINAL FANTASY IS ONE OF THE MOST BELOVED AND BEST-SELLING VIDEO GAME FRANCHISES OF ALL TIME: Fifteen main games and numerous spin-offs have been released since 1987, with sales of over 164 million copies worldwide. The games have generated a huge array of tie-in products, including publishing, animation, film, and consumer merchandise.
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