Previously referred to as 'Episode Yuffie' following its reveal earlier in the year, Square Enix has confirmed the official name for Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade's DLC — and it's just as dumb as we feared. It's called 'Episode INTERmission', just to make things even more confusing at first glance.
For those totally out of the loop, Episode INTERmission is a DLC tied specifically to Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade on PlayStation 5. However, if you're taking advantage of the free PS4 to PS5 upgrade for Remake, Episode INTERmission must be bought separately.
The DLC features a new story with Wutai ninja Yuffie at the helm. She's joined by all-new character Sonon, who she can unleash team attacks with in battle. In fact, Square Enix has shared a number of new details with regards to gameplay in Episode INTERmission (ugh!).
"Yuffie shines in both close and long-range combat. As a member of Wutai's elite corps of ninja operatives, she has a unique play style which allows her to throw her iconic massive throwing star at enemies. During that time, she is able to attack with long-range ninjutsu that can be augmented with her Elemental Ninjutsu ability, which can change its affinity to fire, ice, lightning or wind," reads the press release.
It continues: "Another of Yuffie’s abilities, “Banishment,” unleashes an attack that does more damage based on how much ATB was spent before it. Similar to the ninjutsu attacks when she uses her throwing star, its elemental affinity can be changed with Elemental Ninjutsu."
She sounds like a lot of fun, then, and given how good the combat is in Remake to begin with, we're looking forward to seeing all of these additional mechanics in action. Are you up for Intergrade? How about INTERmission? Grab some materia in the comments section below.