Megaphone time! Cait Sith is an upcoming playable character in Final Fantasy VII Rebirth. Check out early combat screenshots, abilities and lore.
Cait Sith is a confirmed upcoming playable character in Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, and Square Enix have already shared some details of how his combat will work. Cait Sith - just as in the OG Final Fantasy 7 - will be riding a giant stuffed Moogle mount, who will support him during battle.
Cait Sith Combat in Final Fantasy VII Rebirth
SquareEnix have kindly shared a taste of Cait Sith's combat. Unlike in the original, Cait Sith will able to fight independently of Moogle with the "agility of an acrobat" in Final Fantasy VII Rebirth which releases in February. However, he can call upon his Moogle companion if needs be, changing his attack style, using his iconic Megaphone to direct him.
Together Cait Sith and Moogle can hurt enemies or buff allies as a tag team, but the ability will rely on luck. Why luck? Because in the original game Cait Sith's abilities were all RNG. For example, one of his Limit Breaks was Dice, which rolled several dice and his damage was based purely on the numbers. You can't expect a meme character to have only serious abilities now can you?
Cait Sith might not have Dice in Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, but together with Moogle they'll be able to Dropkick enemies (pictured below) according to SquareEnix.
Synergy Abilities with allies
From the screenshots shared by SquareEnix on January 15, we can also see that Cait Sith and Moogle can combine with another playable character to execute Synergy Abilities. In the example, Cait Sith teams up with Yuffie to perform a secret ninja technique.
While Synergy Abilities were not part of Final Fantasy VII Remake, they were part of the Playstation 5 exclusive DLC Intergrade. In the DLC, Yuffie plays the lead role and is accompanied by Sonon Kusakabe - a brand new sidekick / bland assistant.
With both characters in the party, the player could activate powerful synergised ability attacks, which could vary based on the element equipped. The Synergy Abilities were a huge part of what made the DLC combat fresh, so the fact it's coming to Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is excellent news.
Cait Sith in Final Fantasy VII Remake
In the OG Final Fantasy 7, the party does not meet Cait Sith until they leave Midgar. Interestingly, despite Final Fantasy VII Remake taking place entirely in Midgar, we did actually see Cait Sith.
If you were paying attention closely to the cut-scene in Sector 7, Cait Sith appears briefly. Outside of that, we never see Cait Sith again in Remake.
Who was Cait Sith in the original Final Fantasy 7?
In the original Final Fantasy 7 for the Playstation 1, Cait Sith was a toy cat controlled by Reeve Tuesti, a Shinra employee. Reeve was in charge of Urban Development, but is cast into the shadows during the early stages of the game after opposing President Shinra's plans to sacrifice civilian life. After being told to take time off, he infiltrates the player's party as Cait Sith. While the party never learns of his identity, the player does through a cut-scene with the Turks, Shinra's spy task force.
In the OG version of the game, the party first meet Cait Sith at the amusement park known as the Golden Saucer where he is working as a fortune-teller. You may recognize the name, as it appears in the trailer for Final Fantasy VII Rebirth. Cait Sith sways Cloud to let him join his party, and while he does go behind the party's back later given his connection to the Turks, he redeems himself by the end of the game.
Overall, Cait Sith was an obscure and silly character in the original game, offering some great comic relief and ridiculous Limit Breaks. Thankfully, it seems SquareEnix are bringing all of that to Final Fantasy VII Rebirth and dialling it up a notch.