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    Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion Details Tifa, Zack’s Buster Sword Stance, and More

    Tifa is voiced by Britt Baron once more.

    Square Enix revealed new details about Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion including Tifa, Zack’s Buster Sword Stance, summons, and much more. Tifa is voiced by Britt Baron, the character’s voice actress from Final Fantasy VII Remake.

    The latest details are about Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion available below via Square Enix:

    Introducing Tifa
    • Voiced by: Britt Baron

    Zack doesn’t just cross paths with Cloud and Aerith – he also encounters another beloved FINAL FANTASY VII character: Tifa Lockhart!

    Tifa is a young girl who lives in the town of Nibelheim. She’s also Cloud’s childhood friend.

    Tifa is chosen to guide a Shinra investigation team, led by Zack and Sephiroth, to the Nibelheim mako reactor.


    New feature: The Buster Sword battle stance

    Once Zack acquires the Buster Sword, he can make use of Battle Stances and Strong Attacks.

    Zack using the Buster Sword in battle

    This is a new gameplay element added for this new version of CRISIS CORE that allows Zack to expend AP (attack points) to take up a Battle Stance. This changes his regular attacks into heavy-hitting “Strong Attacks” or greatly enhances the damage done by abilities.

    Zack using a strong attack with the Buster Sword

    Block enemy attacks using the defensive effects of the Battle Stance, then unleash an immensely satisfying counter strike action with Strong Attacks.

    While performing a Strong Attack, Zack will not flinch if hit by enemy attacks and will continue his attack!


    Minigames and sub-events

    While playing through the story, Zack can take on various different minigames and trigger sub-events.

    Completing minigames will earn items and gil, including some items that are required to trigger certain sub-events.

    Physical fitness test (squats)

    Zack participating in squats

    You can play the squats challenge in the training room of the Shinra Building. Perform more squats than the opponent can within one minute to win.

    Building the flower wagon

    Zack and Aerith building a flower wagon

    Sub-event involving building a flower wagon for Aerith. Hand Aerith the items to use as materials and build a unique creation.


    Mail

    As the story progresses, Zack will receive mail from various people.

    Some emails supplement the story with extra background information and others reveal unexpected sides of different characters, allowing you to dive deeper into the world of CRISIS CORE.

    An email about Angeal from Kunsel

    There are also fan clubs for Sephiroth, Genesis, Angeal and Zack. After fulfilling the special conditions required to join, Zack will receive exclusive mails sent members of each club.

    An Angeal fan asks Zack to join the Keepers of Honor fan club

    Magic

    By equipping Materia, Zack can access powerful magic. Using magic consumes MP – powerful spells will use an enormous amount, so be careful!

    Here are a couple of spells you can use in the game:

    Energy

    Zack using Energy magic

    Magic that fires a projectile which homes in on an enemy and has a piercing effect upon impact.

    Flare

    Zack using Flare magic

    Magic that creates an explosion, inflicting massive damage to all enemies.


    Abilities

    Some materia lets Zack use powerful abilities in battle. Abilities consume AP and can be unleashed at the end of a regular combo. They increase in potency depending on the number of hits landed.

    Let’s look at a couple:

    Poison Blade

    Zack using Poison Blade

    Ability that initiates a slash attack that inflicts the Poison status ailment. Poisoned enemies will lose HP gradually over time.

    Hammer Punch

    Zack using Hammer Punch

    A technique that inflicts damage that ignores mitigation effects provided by the target’s VIT stat. The more AP Zack has remaining, the higher the damage.


    Summons

    In battle, the DMW (Digital Mind Wave) system triggers randomized effects, based on the combination of numbers and images that appear on the slots.

    When the DMW enters Summon mode, all the images change to summons and it becomes possible to unleash the summon monster’s Limit Break.

    Here are a couple of these powerful Summons:

    Odin using Zantetsuken

    Odin unleashes Zantetsuken!

    Phoenix using Rebirth Flame

    Phoenix can use Rebirth Flame!


    Chocobo Mode

    Some mission rewards include additional images for the DMW. Once these images have been acquired, the DMW can transition into Chocobo Mode!

    If the images align while in Chocobo Mode, you can use a Limit Break. Last time, we introduced some of these, including Chocobo Stomp, and Cactuar’s 1,000 Needles. Now, let’s reveal a couple more you could get:

    Moogle: Moogle Power

    Moogle Power Limit Break
    The Moogle Power Limit Break

    The level of all materia that Zack has equipped will increase.

    Cait Sith: Courage Boost!

    Cait Sith Courage Boost Limit Break
    Cait Sith Courage Boost Limit Break

    Removes all negative status effects and temporarily enhances multiple attributes.

    …or it could be a dud.

    Zack getting stunned by a dud result

    Of course, if the images on the DMW don’t align in Chocobo Mode, you could get a ‘dud’ result that inflicts damage and stuns Zack.


    Lastly, Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion releases December 13 for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam.

    Soul Kiwami
    Soul Kiwami
    Raul Ochoa, a.k.a. Soul Kiwami, is the Deputy Editor in Chief of Final Weapon and a News Writer at Game Rant. With a passion for the Japanese gaming industry, Raul is a huge fan of Nintendo Switch, PC hardware, JRPGs and fighting/action games. business email: soul@finalweapon.net

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