Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth has chosen Matt Mercer to portray Vincent Valentine
The wait is over, and we now have confirmation of who will be portraying Vincent Valentine in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth. Making the announcement himself...
The wait is over, and we now have confirmation of who will be portraying Vincent Valentine in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth. Making the announcement himself at New York Comic Con, Matt Mercer has been revealed as the actor behind the beloved companion, as he joins the story in the sequel.
It's uncertain whether we'll have the opportunity to hear his voice in action at Comic-Con, so we're eagerly awaiting to see if a new trailer will be unveiled. However, it's exciting to receive some news about everyone's beloved immortal bad boy, after months of limited information.
During the Comic-Con panel, Mercer made the announcement, and the crowd of fans responded with applause and cheers. This reaction wasn't entirely unexpected, considering the anticipation surrounding Vincent Valentine's inclusion in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth. However, Square Enix kept us waiting, even with Vincent being a fan favorite, or perhaps because of it.
We have already heard a line of dialogue from Vincent, and many fans had speculated that Mercer would be the one taking on the role based on that alone. Although we don't currently have more examples of Mercer's portrayal of Vincent to listen to, it is expected that this will change in the near future. Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth is scheduled to be released on February 29, 2024, which is not too far away. This means that we can anticipate the release of numerous trailers and possibly even a demo soon. If there are no new announcements at Comic-Con, the next significant opportunity would likely be The Game Awards, especially if Square Enix intends to stick to the early 2024 release date.
It appears that Mercer has a knack for landing iconic roles that have been recast, as he has also secured the role of Minsc in Baldur's Gate 3, taking over from Jim Cummings. His selection for both of these roles is not surprising, considering that he seems to be present in some capacity in practically every game.
Regardless, this recent reveal is much more positively received compared to another recent piece of news regarding Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth. Earlier this month, the official Twitter account made the peculiar decision to announce that Cait Sith will be pronounced as "Kate Sihth" instead of "Ket Shee," which is the correct pronunciation in Scottish and Irish Gaelic. This caused some controversy, but considering the advanced stage of the game's development, it is highly unlikely that we will see this change before the game's launch.
Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth will initially be released exclusively for PlayStation 5, with the possibility of a PC port being made available at a later stage, similar to its predecessor.