Today Square Enix announced the voice actors working on Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade and provided new images and gameplay details.
First of all, the new episode featuring Yuffie is titled “FF7R EPISODE INTERmission.”
The voiceovers of the new and returning characters will be performed by the following cast (the first name is the English actor, the second is the Japanese one).
- Yuffie Kisaragi, voiced by Suzie Yeung & Yumi Kakazu
- Sonon Kusakabe, voiced by Aleks Le & Yoshimasa Hosoya
- Weiss, voiced by Daman Mills & Jouji Nakata
- Zhijie, voiced by Griffin Puatu & Akira Igarashi
- Nayo, voiced by Ashley Boettcher & Akane Fujita
- Billy Bob, voiced by David Goldstein & Ken’ichi Hoshino
- Polk, voiced by Daniel Amerman & Nobuyori Sagara
Below you can check out a batch of new screenshots and character renders.
Fans of the series may already know Weiss, the “sadistic ruler of Shinra’s top-secret underground research center Deepground.”
Zhijie is Wutain who acts as the point of contact between the new Wutaian government and Avalanche HQ Nayo, Billy Bob, and Polk are members of Avalanche HQ.
Last, but not least, we get some gameplay details directly from the press release.
“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. 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.
Another of Yuffie’s abilities, “Banishment,” 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.
Yuffie can also use “Windstorm,” which creates a damaging 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 FF7R EPISODE INTERmission.”
Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade will release on PS5 on June 10, 2021. No PS4 version appears to be planned for Yuffie’s episode at the moment. You can also check out another batch of screenshots and an extended trailer.
Incidentally, Tetsuya Nomura himself confirmed that no more DLC are planned for the first part of the remake, as Square Enix is now prioritizing the completion of the second part.
If you’d like to read more about the Final Fantasy VII Remake, which is currently available for PS4, you can read our review.