Square Enix released new details as well as new screenshots for the upcoming Final Fantasy VII Intergrade for the PlayStation 5.
First, they detailed that the previously announced new episode featuring Yuffie will be titled FF7R EPISODE INTERmission.
From there they detailed a little bit about what the episode will entail.
A press release explains, “Players can look forward to utilizing Yuffie’s signature battle style in combat while they infiltrate the shadowy Shinra Corporation to steal a powerful materia and restore glory to her homeland, as she shines in both close and long-range combat.”
Next, they provided details on Yuffie’s gameplay. They state, “As a member of Wutai’s elite corps of ninja operatives, her Unique Ability allows her to throw her iconic massive throwing star at enemies.”
“During that time, she is able to attack with long-range ninjutsu that can be augmented with her Elemental Ninjutsu ability, which can change its affinity to fire, ice, lightning or wind,” they add.
They went on to detail that one of Yuffie’s abilities is called “Banishment” and it “unleashes an attack that does more damage based on how much ATB was spent before it. Similar to her Unique Ability, its elemental affinity can be changed with Elemental Ninjutsu.”
Another ability is called “Windstorm.” This ability “creates a damaging gust of wind that damages nearby enemies and launches them towards her.”
Square promises these new abilities from Yuffie are part of an “expanded gameplay experience featuring multiple new combat and gameplay additions for FF7R EPISODE INTERmission.”
Aside from revealing a little bit about the new episode and Yuffie’s gameplay, Square also revealed a handful of new characters aside from Yuffie and Sonon, who will be introduced in FF7R Episode INTERmission.
These characters include Zhijie who is described as a “Wutain who acts as the point of contact between the new Wutaian government and Avalanche HQ.”
It will also introduce new Avalanche HQ members including Nayo, Billy Bob, and Polk.
Finally, they also introduced Weiss, who is described as the “sadistic ruler of Shinra’s top-secret underground research center Deepground.”
Along with the reveal of these new characters, they also announced the English voice cast for the characters.
Yuffie will be voiced Suzie Yueng. Aleks Le will voice Sonon Kusakabe, Daman Mills will play Weiss, and Griffin Puatu takes on Zhijie.
As for the Avalanche HQ members, Ashley Boettcher will voice Nayo, Billy Bob will be voiced by David Goldstein, and Polk will be voiced by Daniel Amerman.
You can see the character renders for each of these new characters below.
First up is Billy Bob.
Next is Nayo.
Here is Polk.
Next is Weiss.
Here’s a close-up of Yuffie.
And here she is again.
Finally, here is Zhijie.
Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade arrives on PlayStation 5 on June 10, 2021. The Standard Edition will retail for $69.99. The Digital Deluxe Edition will run you $89.99. If you happen to download the free Final Fantasy VII Remake PlayStation 5 update, the FF7R Episode INTERmission featuring Yuffie will run you $19.99.
What do you make of this new information about Yuffie and the FF7R Episode INTERmission?