According to Square Enix, the lives of Aerith and Tifa will be the subject of a Final Fantasy VII Remake book. The novel is reportedly only set to be released in Japan, but there’s a good possibility it will be translated into English and probably other languages in the future.
The initial FF7 Compilation included toys, films, and novels. Kazushige Nojima, who also served as the Scenario Writer on the original Final Fantasy 7, FF7 Remake, and the forthcoming FF7 Ever Crisis, wrote the two Final Fantasy 7 books, On the Way to a Smile and The Kids Are Alright: A Turks Side Tale.
The Kids Are Alright follows a new character named Evan Townshend, who starts a detective agency in the city of Edge after the events of FF7. On the Way to a Smile is an anthology of short stories set between the events of FF7 and Advent Children, while The Kids Are Alright follows a new character named Evan Townshend, who starts a detective agency in the city of Edge after the events of FF7. Characters from The Kids Are Alright made an appearance in Final Fantasy VII Remake, suggesting that the game is still canon in the current timeline.
The FF7 Remake is now a standalone online franchise. A light novel titled Final Fantasy VII Remake Trace of Two Pasts by Kazuhige Nojima is listed on the official Japanese Square Enix website. The book will be published on July 15, but only in Japan at the time of printing. With the success of previous FF7 novels, with the exception of one non-canon book about Aerith, there’s a fair possibility that the book will be translated into English.
The backstories of Aerith and Tifa from the Remake timeline will be explored in FF7 Remake Trace of Two Pasts. So far, only the release date, 288-page count, and $15 price have been released about the novel. Since Nojima published it, its contents would almost definitely be canonized alongside the events of the FF7 Remake title, implying that it would have a direct effect on the plot of the upcoming sequel.
It’ll be fun to see if this book shares any secrets about the FF7 Remake sequel. The backstories of Aerith and Tifa are somewhat intriguing since they seem to depart from the canon of the original game. Tifa doesn’t appear to remember anything about the game’s events, while Aerith obviously knows more than she’s letting on, implying that she’s mindful of the events of the original FF7 timeline.
Tifa is said to be unaware of Cloud’s plot twist in the FF7 Remake, despite the fact that she was aware of it in the original game. It’s unclear if these major plot points would be resolved in a light novel rather than a potential installment of the video game franchise, but it wouldn’t be surprising if they were.