This year, Final Fantasy VII Remake is getting a PS5 upgrade with all sorts of graphical bells and whistles — and also a brand new “episode” starring a Final Fantasy VII character who didn’t appear in the game previously: Yuffie Kisaragi.
Square made the announcement as part of today’s State of Play Sony event. The new PS5 version, called Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade, is coming out on June 10. If you already own the PS4 version, you’ll be able to upgrade to PS5 for free. Save data will carry over. The new episode, however, will be “available for purchase after upgrading to the PlayStation 5 version,” which makes it sound like it will not be free or available to PS4 users.
Details on the new episode are sparse, but in the trailer, Yuffie introduces herself as a “materia hunter and elite special forces operative for the new Wutai government” and announces her intention to team up with Avalanche, the eco-insurgents led by Barrett.
Her story seems to run concurrently to the events of the main game, with its own cast of playable characters. Also, Yuffie wears a Moogle costume for at least part of it.