Square dropped a ton of new info about the upcoming Yuffie DLC that will be included in the release of Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade, including new character reveals along with their voice actors.
The Yuffie DLC will be named “FF7R EPISODE INTERmission” and will feature Yuffie and her partner Sonon, two elite ninja operatives for the Wutaian government who have been assigned a dangerous mission: to steal the Shinra Electric Power Company’s most powerful materia.
The voice acting cast for the new characters have been revealed along with a number of screenshots:
- Yuffie Kisaragi – Suzie Yeung / Yumi Kakazu
- Sonon Kusakabe – Aleks Le / Yoshimasa Hosoya
- Weiss – Daman Mills / Jouji Nakata
- Zhijie – Griffin Puatu / Akira Igarashi
- Nayo – Ashley Boettcher / Akane Fujita
- Billy Bob – David Goldstein / Ken’ichi Hoshino
- Polk – Daniel Amerman / Nobuyori Sagara
New details about Yuffie’s fighting style FF7R Episode INTERmission have also been revealed. Yuffie can use the Throw command to launch her shuriken at enemies, and while her weapon is in the air, she can use Elemental Ninjutsu to strike with fire, ice, lightning, or wind spells. Yuffie also has an ability called Banishment, which becomes stronger depending on how much ATB is used in its casting, and the move can also be powered up further with Elemental Ninjutsu. She also has an ability called Windstorm, which can drag enemies towards her for close-quarters combat.
Further, information about the characters that will feature in the DLC has been shared, as well. The contact between Avalanche and the Wutai government is Zhije, while the members of Avalanche Yuffie will be dealing with are Nayo, Billy Bob, and Polk. Weiss was also introduced, but fans of Dirge of Cerberus will already know who he is. Despite making previous owners of the game pay extra and leaving out PS4 players entirely, what Square has revealed so far about FF7R Episode INTERmission‘s story makes the DLC sound like a joyful exercise in fan service for Final Fantasy veterans.
It’s clear that Square Enix has put a lot of work into Yuffie’s combat style, which suggests that she will have a major role in future FF7 Remake entries (otherwise her mechanics and animations would go to waste) and that she won’t be relegated to optional party member status. She has a drastically different playstyle to the existing characters in FF7 Remake, and it will be interesting to see how she compares to Cloud and his friends on the battlefield if they eventually unite.
Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade along with EPISODE INTERmission will be out on June 10 exclusively for the PlayStation 5.