Despair - To be forgotten is worse than death.
- —Freya's quote
Freya Crescent is a playable character from Final Fantasy IX. She is Burmecian, a race of anthropomorphic rats who live in two cities, Burmecia and Cleyra. She hails from Burmecia, but left several years ago in search of her lost love, Sir Fratley. Zidane meets her in Lindblum just before the Festival of the Hunt. In the Japanese version Freya speaks archaically. She speaks in "roujingo/老人語" (sociolect of elderly people), which was used in Edo-era Tokyo and is similar to modern-day Hiroshima dialect. Freya is Zidane's old friend whom she has met on several occasions on her quest to find her lost love. While in Lindblum, Zidane meets her in a pub, teasing her by pretending to not remember her name.
Freya's job class is a Dragon Knight, and she uses abilities typical to that job class. She has high physical stats and low magic stats. When she first joins the party, she is in the back row by default. Freya specializes in killing dragon-type enemies. She can equip spears and heavy armor. Her ultimate weapon is found in a hidden chocobo treasure on the Forgotten Continent.
Not counting characters who can change job classes, Freya is the first playable female Dragoon in the series, with only two others taking this role after her: Oerba Yun Fang from Final Fantasy XIII and Barbara from Final Fantasy Dimensions. (More...)
Screenshot of a train passing through a playground in Midgar from the Final Fantasy VII remake announcement trailer. Trains, especially those that are part of Midgar's railway network, appear throughout the Final Fantasy VII universe. In the game's beginning, AVALANCHE hijacks a train and uses it to break into the Sector 1 Reactor; moreover, one of the game's most famous lines, spoken by Barret Wallace, is "There ain't no gettin' offa this train we're on, till we get to the end of the line." The park the train is passing through resembles a recurring location in the universe, where Aerith Gainsborough enjoyed time with both Zack Fair and Cloud Strife.
At the Sony conference at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, Square Enix announced a complete remake of Final Fantasy VII to be released at an unspecified for the PlayStation 4, and provided a trailer that, among other things, featured this scene.