Last Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade co-directors talk about Yuffie Kisaragi in ‘EPISODE INTERmission’


Sq. Enix has revealed an interview with Last Fantasy VII Remake co-directors Naoki Hamaguchi and Motomu Toriyama discussing the function of Yuffie Kisaragi within the new “EPISODE INTERmission” included with the remastered launch.

Questions answered embrace: How does Yuffie examine to the unique sport? Why do folks love her a lot? Why is she carrying a moogle hood? And extra.

Get the complete interview beneath:

What do you assume makes Yuffie such a well-liked character?

Toriyama: “Within the unique Last Fantasy VII, Yuffie was the kind of one that would seem wherever and at any time when she happy… and also you’d by no means know whether or not or not she was going to affix you.

“Even when she does be part of you, you can by no means let your guard down, since you didn’t know when she’d steal your materia!

“That makes her fairly totally different out of your different allies within the battle towards Shinra and Sephiroth. She’s at all times after materia, sincere about her wishes, and by no means afraid to point out that.

“It’s that mixture of traits that results in unpredictable and sudden twists, and I feel one of many causes she’s develop into such a well-liked character.”

How does the Yuffie we meet in Last Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade “EPISODE INTERmission” differ from the unique sport?

Toriyama: “It’s very a lot the identical Yuffie everyone knows and love that seems in Midgar.

“She’s nonetheless elusive, and nonetheless does issues at her personal tempo, however she’s additionally fired up by her need to precise revenge for her homeland of Wutai—and to execute her mission as a ninja.”

Hamaguchi: “After I take into consideration Yuffie, the primary issues that come to thoughts are: ‘a materialistic materia hunter, who’s not snug or proficient with autos.’

“Materia is Yuffie’s motivation, and I used to be aware to deliver that side of her persona to the forefront in each a part of the brand new episode, from the story to even the mini video games.”

Oh no—does that imply she’s going to steal our stuff within the new episode too?

Toriyama: “(Laughs.) Sure, within the unique Last Fantasy VII, she precipitated fairly the trouble as a result of she stole her allies’ materia!

“Don’t fear—within the new episode Yuffie’s the protagonist, so relaxation assured you don’t have to fret about your worthwhile materia getting taken away.”

Hamaguchi: “Truly, we’ll be introducing some new materia that wasn’t included in Last Fantasy VII Remake. That’s fairly thrilling!”

Yuffie does sport a brand new look although together with her moogle outfit. Why is she dressed like that within the new episode?

Toriyama: “Truly, the moogle hood attracts its reference from the time it was utilized in Dirge of Cerberus: Last Fantasy VII, and Yuffie wears it at any time when she is on a covert mission.

“She would possibly assume she’s completely disguised, nevertheless it truly makes her stand out much more in a metropolis like Midgar.

“I really feel that’s simply very ‘her’, and possibly why I prefer it a lot!”

Hamaguchi: “The brand new episode takes place on the identical time that Cloud and firm are persevering with their battle in Midgar. The story follows Yuffie on her mission as a ninja operative—tasked with stealing worthwhile materia from Shinra.

“Our aim was to current gamers with a narrative that leads as much as Yuffie’s later encounter with Cloud and his group. As well as, the brand new episode was a chance to dig deeper into the lore of Last Fantasy VII.

“I might undoubtedly encourage individuals who’ve performed Last Fantasy VII Remake to expertise it once they’ve accomplished the sport—I feel they’ll actually take pleasure in it.”

FF7R EPISODE INTERmission will likely be obtainable alongside Last Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade, due for launch on PS5 on June 10, 2021.

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Toni By Toni: A life-long gamer. His favourite video video games embrace Mass Impact 1 and a couple of, Oblivion, Skyrim, Baldur’s Gate, Dragon Age: Origins, Fallout 3 and New Vegas. Learn his posts right here.

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