Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth: Matt Mercer Is Vincent Valentine

Matt Mercer confirmed the news when he took the stage along with fellow Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth voice actors.

Matt Mercer Is Vincent Valentine


  • Matt Mercer revealed he is indeed voicing Vincent Valentine in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth.
  • The announcement at NYCC was wildly received by the audience present at the panel.
  • Matt Mercer thanked fans and Steve Blum, the voice actor for the same character in the original game.
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The voice cast of Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth was scheduled to be present at the New York Comic Con Panel, which is concluding today. Fans expecting to meet the cast were pleasantly surprised to meet Matt Mercer, who has since been confirmed to have voiced Vincent Valentine in the highly anticipated remake project that will be released on February 29th next year.


The second entry in the Final Fantasy 7 Remake trilogy, the game will have Cait Sith and Red XIII as playable characters, along with Sephiroth, who will be a playable character during the Nibelheim flashback. The character of Vincent Valentine is a fan favorite, and with Matt Mercer’s confirmation of having voiced the character, fans have reacted highly positively to the news.

Matt Mercer Announced the Confirmation With the Final Fantasy 7 Panel at the New York Comic Con

Matt Mercer confirmed that he is voicing Vincent Valentine in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth at NYCC.
Matt Mercer confirmed that he is voicing Vincent Valentine in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth at NYCC.

Joining the Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth panel, Matt Mercer brushed aside long-standing rumors by confirming the news of him voicing the character of Vincent Valentine. Mercer also posted on his X (formerly Twitter) account later on about the confirmation, while the official social account of Final Fantasy 7 on X also posted a message about the news with an official image of the character.


Mercer also mentioned the impact the game has had on him and, hence, how he felt honored to have been part of the series. Mercer concluded his post by linking an old post from 2021, where he mentioned submitting a “deeply personal and extremely important audition.

The post was met with a plethora of good wishes and thoughts, and Mercer also posted a screengrab of that old post and thanked his fans and Steve Blum, the voice actor for Vincent Valentine in the original game.

The post by the official Final Fantasy team about the confirmation was met with several fans appreciating Mercer’s repertoire as they listed out the number of amazing characters he had voiced in his career.


Some of Mercer’s memorable characters include Leon Kennedy in Resident Evil 6, Ganondorf in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Kurtis Stryker in Mortal Kombat 9, Deadshot in Injustice 2, and Goro Majima from Yakuza: Like a Dragon.

Matt Mercer Was Pranked by the Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth Team Before Job Confirmation

Final Fantasy 7 pranked Matt Mercer before giving him the big news.
Final Fantasy 7 pranked Matt Mercer before giving him the big news.

Ahead of the panel, it was initially posted on the official website of the New York Comic Con event that the panel would be hosted by voice actor Matt Mercer, who will discuss the game along with Cody Christian, voice actor of Cloud Strife, John Eric Bentley, voice actor of Barret Wallace, Britt Baron, voice actor of Tifa Lockhart, Max Mittelman, voice actor of Red XIII, and Suzie Yeung, voice actor of Yuffie Kisaragi.

When Mercer came on and then made the announcement official, it was welcomed by the audience with a huge roar.


At the panel, Mercer revealed that after he had auditioned for Valentine in the game to which he said he put in all his energy, he revealed not having heard back for nine months. Mercer then went on to say that the team did give him a callback, but only to mention that he’d once again play some nameless NPCs.

Mercer then revealed how the producing team pranked him by giving him a few lines of an NPC before the screen faded to black and then back on to reveal the actual character and the lines he was chosen to voice over. The prank, in turn, sounded like a sweet way for Mercer to get the news that his audition was successful and that he had landed an epic role.

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth is said to be a lot more than just a rehash, as the remake projects are taking the liberty to explore more possibilities. Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth releases on February 29th, next year, for PlayStation 5. The Standard Edition costs $69.99, while the Digital Deluxe Edition costs $89.99.


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Written by Ayoub Hassan Adur

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Ayoub Hassan Adur worked in the Translation Industry for more than a decade before turning to Content Writing. Ayoub loves Gaming and has also written news stories in the gaming industry for two other websites before joining FandomWire Gaming. Manchester United fan since the '90s.