In the recent PlayStation State of Play video, we had a variety of reveals. One of the biggest came at the end in the form of Final Fantasy VII Remake Integrade. Alongside the free upgrade to the Playstation 5 version of the game, we also can get our hands on the franchise’s first DLC. The chapter will focus on Wutai’s ninja, Yuffie Kisaragi. The base version of the remake focuses primarily on the Midgar arc of the 1997 game. As such, we haven’t seen all the iconic characters that we’ve come to love. We’d expected we wouldn’t get our first look at Yuffie until the release of the sequel. As we don’t know when that will release, we might get multiple sequels, which take place in the famous city to build up towards the next release. The first teaser gave us a glimpse, but an official tweet final gave us our first details on why Yuffie is in Midgar.
As if she isn't armed with enough materia already, Yuffie's on a mission to steal the ultimate materia from Shinra and restore glory to Wutai – ready to join her in @FinalFantasy VII Remake Intergrade? pic.twitter.com/I3mvgo9HoK
— FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE (@finalfantasyvii) February 27, 2021
Her search for the ultimate material is a curious reveal. When we meet Yuffie in the original PlayStation game, she is roaming the open world. You can play through the entire game without recruiting her. She is one of two optional characters, so her being an optional paid content is a nice touch. I wonder if Vincent will get the same treatment after the release of the official sequel. Her storyline is all about getting her hands on Materia, as she will even steal it from your team after joining you. So, the question remains what the ultimate material is.
It could be a reference to the White or Black Materia, which is considered the strongest in the game’s lore. They may be using her to set-up the storyline for the sequel while fleshing out her story from the original. The tease at the end of the original teaser included Weiss, who is the antagonist of Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy 7. Yuffie had close ties to that storyline, so we’re seeing more of the compendium getting integrated, or would that be intergraded?