- The new Yuffie episode will be released on June 10, alongside the PS5 release of the Final Fantasy 7 edition
- According to rumors, the PS5 version will appear as a single disc version
- A note on the box’s art cover reveals that you must download the episode despite the disc
Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade digital buyers will simply download the new Yuffie episode to PS5 on June 10. Anyone who buys a physical copy … too. There is at least a hint on the PS5 cover to remake the FF7 that suggests a lot.
The newly released Final Fantasy cover art reveals that disc buyers require an internet connection to download the new episode. In all likelihood, this is an indication that you need to download content from the PlayStation Store.
Here you can see the Japanese cover with a small notice stamp at the bottom left:
This phenomenon is not entirely new. For example, when you remake Spyro (Spyro Reignited Trilogy), you also had to download a large amount of additional data – despite the tweak.
The new FF7 version on the PS5 is expected to be delivered on one disc only through modern compression technologies and not on two discs as is the case with the PS4 release. This might result in less data for all PS5 players compared to the last-generation console, but it could also mean that the Yuffie’s ring is no longer suitable for it.
For the PS5, the new version has thrown itself back right in the shell and has been refined both graphically and in terms of content. You can also get the upgrade to old and new FF7 for free if you already own the PS4 version.
It’s different with the Yuffie episode. You have to buy these separately. Square Enix has yet to reveal the cost of the new adventure, but there are already some details about the upcoming story and characters.
In addition to Yuffie and Sonon, other characters enter Final Fantasy 7. The Wutaian Zhijie, new members of Avalanche (Nayo, Billy Bob, and Polk) and Weiss, a ruthless ruler of the secret research facility Deepground.
Yuffie is spoken in English by Suzie Yeung, Sonon Kusakabe by Aleks Le, Weiss is spoken by Daman Mills and Zhilie is spoken by Griffin Puatu. Ashley Butcher (Nayo), David Goldstein (Billy Pope) and Daniel Amerman (Polk) lend their voices to Avalanche members.
Square Enix writes of the story: “Yuffie, who excels in both near and far combat, uses avalanche to break through enemy lines to restore her homeland’s honor and seek long-awaited revenge. As one of Wutai’s best ninjas, she offers a unique gameplay that allows her to throw her shuriken. Huge and iconic opponents. “
“If you throw her shuriken, she can increase her range and damage her with long-range ninjutsu attacks, and use her ninjutsu skill to give her the element of fire, ice, lightning, or wind.”