The Nibelheim Incident

In the remote mountainside town of Nibelheim, a mass disappearance of employees from a secure Shinra Corporation facility has raised serious concerns. Sent to investigate the incident, the legendary swordsman Sephiroth begins to unravel the mysteries of the Company’s presence in the region. It is only a matter of time before the horrific truth is revealed, setting in motion a chain of events that could see the ruin of all…

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Based on events featured in the critically-acclaimed videogame Final Fantasy VII and its wider Compilation, this award-winning novella recounts the tragedy at Nibelheim in its entirety, told through the eyes of iconic characters including Cloud, Tifa, Zack, Hojo, and the Turks. The Nibelheim Incident is an unofficial collaboration by fan creators from around the world, produced in association with KupoCon.

Cover artwork by AJ Hateley.

Interior illustrations by Crimson Sun.


The digital edition of the book is free to download. It has not been approved, licensed, or sponsored by any entity or person involved in creating or producing Final Fantasy®, the videogames, films, or publications.


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A Complete Retelling

Drawing on details from Final Fantasy VII, Crisis Core, Before Crisis, Last Order, and Dirge of Cerberus, the novel recounts the tragedy at Nibelheim in its entirety, from preceding events through to its aftermath.

Original Artwork

Unique illustrations from renowned artist Crimson Sun accompany each of the 25 chapters as well as the prologue and epilogue.

Full audiobook

Produced by KupoCon, the novel is also available in audio format, complete with music from composer Pontus Hultgren.

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