Moogle fits, missions, and materia, oh my!
It’s form of wild that we’re getting a Last Fantasy 7 recreation staring Yuffie. In any case, she’s an non-obligatory character within the authentic launch that the majority gamers in all probability missed on their first playthroughs. You must discover her, combat her, after which reply a set of particular questions correctly to get her to hitch you. Mess up at any level and also you’ll miss her. Worse nonetheless, she may run off with a few of your Gil.
In the event you have been fortunate sufficient to get Yuffie, although, you understand she’s a delight. And in Last Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade, she’s the protagonist, not simply one other occasion member. Not a nasty displaying for a personality most gamers in all probability by no means even acquired. In a latest interview revealed on Sq. Enix’s web site, Last Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade co-directors Naoki Hamaguchi and Motomu Toriyama sat down to speak about Yuffie, her moogle swimsuit, the episode, and extra.
Right here’s the complete interview:
What do you suppose makes Yuffie such a preferred character?
Toriyama: “Within the authentic Last Fantasy VII, Yuffie was the kind of one that would seem wherever and every time she happy… and also you’d by no means know whether or not or not she was going to hitch you.
“Even when she does be part of you, you may 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 combat in opposition to Shinra and Sephiroth. She’s at all times after materia, sincere about her needs, and by no means afraid to point out that.
“It’s that mixture of traits that results in unpredictable and surprising twists, and I feel one of many causes she’s develop into such a preferred character.”
How does the Yuffie we meet in Last Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade “EPISODE INTERmission” differ from the unique recreation?
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 conscious to convey that facet 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 authentic Last Fantasy VII, she induced 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 along 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 every time she is on a covert mission.
“She may suppose 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!”
So what can we anticipate from Yuffie in Last Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade “EPISODE INTERmission”?
Hamaguchi: “The brand new episode takes place on the similar time that Cloud and firm are persevering with their combat in Midgar. The story follows Yuffie on her mission as a ninja operative—tasked with stealing worthwhile materia from Shinra.
“Our objective 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 possibility to dig deeper into the lore of Last Fantasy VII.
“I’d positively encourage individuals who’ve performed Last Fantasy VII Remake to expertise it once they’ve accomplished the sport—I feel they’ll actually get pleasure from it.”
Last Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade releases for PS5 on June tenth. You possibly can learn our overview of Last Fantasy 7 Remake right here, and watch a trailer for Intergrade beneath, courtesy of Sq. Enix.