Square Enix has unveiled the latest details for Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade, a visually enhanced edition of the title for the PlayStation 5.
The game, which is coming to the PS5 on June 10, 2021, features a brand-new episode with Yuffie as the main protagonist, as well as numerous gameplay additions.
In the brand-new episode which is now titled FF7R Episode INTERmission, players will be able to control ninja Yuffie Kisaragi as she infiltrates the shadowy Shinra corporation to steal a powerful materia and restore glory to her homeland.
“Before you stands a rare bloom: the single white rose of Wutai...the one-and-only Yuffie!”— FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE (@finalfantasyvii) April 13, 2021
Voiced by Suzie Yeung, Yuffie stands as the main protagonist of @FinalFantasy VII REMAKE EPISODE INTERmission. pic.twitter.com/yUHM7BZMDR
As reported by IGN, players will be able to utilize Yuffie’s signature battle style in combat alongside new characters and enjoy an expanded gameplay experience featuring multiple new combat and gameplay additions.
As a member of Wutai’s elite corps of ninja operatives, Yuffie’s Unique Ability allows her to throw her iconic massive throwing star at enemies. She can also 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.
Another of Yuffie’s abilities, “Banishment,” unleashes an attack that does more damage based on how much ATB was spent before it, and its elemental affinity can be changed with Elemental Ninjutsu.
Yuffie can also use “Windstorm,” which creates a gust of wind that damages nearby enemies and launches them towards her. Players can look forward to learning even more about Yuffie’s specialized ninja fighting style and enjoy an expanded gameplay experience featuring multiple new combat and gameplay additions for the episode.
Yuffie's Windstorm ability damages nearby enemies with a gust of wind and launches them toward you. pic.twitter.com/Y7xQs2hWXC— FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE (@finalfantasyvii) April 13, 2021
The new episode in Final Fantasy VII Remake will also feature additional characters including Sonon, Zhijie—a "Wutain who acts as the point of contact between the new Wutaian government and Avalanche HQ—and other members of Avalanche HQ like Nayo, Billy Bob, and Polk.
Weiss, the "sadistic ruler of Shinra's top-secret underground research centre Deepground," will also be part of the story.
Square shared the English voice cast behind these new characters, namely;
- Yuffie Kisaragi - Suzie Yeung
- Sonon Kusakabe - Aleks Le
- Weiss - Daman Mills
- Zhijie - Griffin Puatu
- Nayo - Ashley Boettcher
- Billy Bob - David Goldstein
- Polk - Daniel Amerman
Check out the video below which details the extended and enhanced features on the PS5, including improved textures, lighting and background environments. Players will be able to switch between two game modes "Graphics Mode," which prioritizes 4K high-resolution graphics, and "Performance Mode," which prioritizes smooth action at 60 frames per second, and capture and share your favorite moments of this timeless adventure with a fully customizable “Photo Mode.”
Players can also enjoy immersive battles by using the DualSense wireless controller, with its haptic feedback integration.
Aside from its PS5 release, Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade will also be available as a free update to all those who own FFVII Remake on the PS4 on June 10, 2021. However, Yuffie's FF7R EPISODE INTERmission will be a separate purchase.
A Digital Deluxe Edition which includes a digital mini soundtrack that includes "Descendant of Shinobi," and a digital mini artbook that includes concept art and character sheets will also be released. Customers who pre-order FF7 Remake Intergrade will receive the pre-order bonus Cacstar weapon for use in FF7R EPISODE INTERmission.
(Images via Square Enix)