"Final Fantasy VII" remake is set to explore the story that started the classic video game, with the upcoming chapters planned to finish the narrative.
Players will meet most of the game's main characters, but certain characters have not made an appearance yet, which is what co-director Motomu Toriyama will add soon.
Final Fantasy VII Upcoming Chapters
In an interview with The Verge, Toriyama said that they are going to depict a side of Midgar that happened during the same timeline as the "Final Fantasy VII" remake base game, and it will be shown in Yuffie's chapter.
Toriyama added that even in other source materials, Midgar makes an appearance in the middle of the journey, but the events of her journey were never seen, and that is why he created this new story.
The result of Toriyama's work is a short add-on called Episode Intermission, which launched together with an enhanced PS5 version of the game, according to Engadget.
The chapter stars the fan-favorite character Yuffie Kisaragi as she goes to the metropolis of Midgar to meet up with the Avalanche and retrieve a powerful magical item.
Players will also see other characters like Jessie and Barrett in a brief snippet on the chapter. Episode Intermission only lasts for a couple of hours, but it is made to show the story and world from the perspective of different characters, mainly Yuffie and Midgar.
Toriyama explains that players can see a whole different side of Yuffie in the "Final Fantasy VII" remake. They can also see the members of Avalanche living in the slums of Midgar and the darker side of Shinra. This will allow them to immerse themselves in the world of Midgar.
Yuffie was not the only optional character in the original video game. Players also loved Vincent Valentine, a gunslinger introduced in 1997 in the game's first-ever chapter, but his backstory made it difficult to fit him in the "Final Fantasy VII" remake chapters.
On the other hand, Yuffie, on the otherhand, had a simpler story and a less dark background, making her the ideal candidate.
Aside from the new chapters exploring the characters' stories, there are some gameplay tweaks. One of the highlights of the "Final Fantasy VII" remake is how each character has a different feel.
For Yuffie, her ninja background means that she can move fast and can attack from different angles, making her stand out among the cast.
Episode Intermission has numerous environmental puzzles that involve clambering up popes and running along walls, according to The Washington Post.
Naoki Hamaguchi, the co-director of the game, said that the controls focus on leveraging the lore of Yuffie being a ninja, so they were very particular about making her movements fit that characteristic about her.
Episode Intermission is rumored to last for just five hours, but it manages to fit every narrative and storyline. Players can expect massive boss battles and the introduction of brand new characters.
While players still know very little about what the next main part of the "Final Fantasy VII" remake is coming or what it will entail, players are assured that this is not the last that they will see of the beloved Yuffie.
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Written by Sophie Webster