Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade will not only offer a new character on the “good side” with Yuffie Kisaragi. There is also a new opponent who is not nearly as well known as Yuffie. In order to know Weiss, it is not enough to have played the original game. Weiss is an antagonist from Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII and as we know he will also play a role in Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade.
A new antagonist in Final Fantasy VII Remake is of course something that has a huge impact on the story of the game and clearly sets it apart from the original. But it’s also nothing that would surprise us. Final Fantasy VII Remake for PlayStation 4 has already broken new ground and still managed to stay true to the original. For example, we met the completely new character Roche.
The first fight against cloud
But who is this Weiss and why did you decide to integrate him into the remake? “We chose Weiss as the antagonist in Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade because we wanted a strong and intimidating alternative to Sephiroth,” said Tetsuya Nomura in an interview with Famitsu.
“It will be the first time ever that Weiss and Cloud will fight against each other. It’s something I’ve personally always wanted to see since it launched on PS4, ”Nomura continued. However, Weiss will not be the only opponent you will encounter either. “There will also be a boss in Yuffie’s story who is different from Weiss,” said Nomura.
Famitsu suspects that players will encounter white in Shinra’s Battle Simulator. The magazine asked Nomura if Weiss would also appear in other parts of the story. Nomura didn’t want to answer that: “As for further details about Weiss, I can only say, please wait for more information.”
In Dirge of Cerberus, Weiss is the leader of the Deepgrounds, a group of elite SOLDIERS who are at least as strong or even stronger than Sephiroth. We don’t want to reveal much more. If you still want to know more, there are numerous reports about Weiss on the Internet. Because he is not a blank slate.
If you want to experience him in Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII for yourself, you still only have the original PlayStation 2 version. There is still no remaster or no re-release for current platforms. After all, the original PS2 from Dirge of Cerberus * is available on ebay for just a few euros.
This is Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade
With Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade *, Square Enix is bringing the remake to PlayStation 5 on June 10, 2021. There are numerous technical improvements that you can get for free as part of a next-gen upgrade if you own the game for PS4. In this case, however, the new content about Yuffie – and also Weiss – will not be available to you. You then have to buy these separately.
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