Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade arrived on PS5 last June to put an end to the first part of this reimagining of the original Square Enix title. While those of Naoki Hagaguchi —Who will direct the second part alone— working on an episode marked by “the immensity of their world”, the co-director of INTERmission has explained why they chose Yuffie Kisaragi and not to Vincent Valentine as a selectable character in the DLC.
When asked in The Gamer In this regard, given that in the original video game we had to choose one of the two, Toriyama is very clear: “Yuffie, the INTERmission heroine, was not guaranteed to join your team in the original game, and that gave us more freedom to expand their story”, He begins by recounting.
“Compared to Vincent, who was canonically sleeping in a coffin under Shinra Manor and therefore unable to move, Yuffie traveled the world as a matter hunter. By including the events of Midgar in the journey of FF7R’s INTERmission episode, we can show the feelings you had towards that incident, which are usually hidden behind his cheerful personality, and which will be linked to his story later ”.
Yuffie, the character chosen for INTERmission in Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade
In this way, as it is assumed that Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade players arrive at INTERMission having learned the events that have taken place recently in Midgar, it will be easier for them to understand what someone like Yuffie feels, thus offering a more personal touch to characterization of the character.
“I want fans who know the original game and the different titles in the Final Fantasy VII universe to be able to see how they relate and bond with each other, and at the same time communicate how profound and amazing the world and characters of Final Fantasy VII are to newcomers who have not seen anything about them, ”adds Toriyama.
Final Fantasy VII Remake is available exclusively for PS4; while Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade can be purchased for PS5. Those who have the original PS4 work can jump to the next generation version for free (except those who have the PS Plus version, locked). Yuffie’s DLC, INTERmission, must be purchased separately if we come from PS4.
Source | The Gamer