Final Fantasy VII Remake's definitive edition is coming to PS5 June 10
Final Fantasy VII Remake is coming to the next generation with a new version of the game - and it's even been retitled as Final Fantasy VII Remake: Intergrade.
Described by Square Enix as a definitive edition of the ambitious remake of the 1997 classic, the new version will feature new content on PS5, and significant performance improvements on the PS5 platform.
The PlayStation 5 version will feature a choice between a performance or graphics mode, with the former offering 60 frames-per-second gameplay at 1440p resolution and the graphics mode bumping the resolution to 4K - but with a reduced frame rate.
Players can enjoy new content. As shown in the trailer, at least one chunk of the new content involves a new side-story episode starring Yuffie Kisaragi, the beloved optional FF7 party member who doesn't make an appearance in Midgar in the original game. This new episode is a PS5-only experience.
Also shown are scenes that clearly take place concurrently with chapter 8 of FF7 Remake, when Cloud is separated from her and on adventures with Aerith in the wake of the second Mako Reactor mission - though it's not entirely clear if this is part of the Yuffie story, or something else entirely. In post-release interviews, FF7R staff revealed that content showing Tifa and Barret's fate immediately after the Airbuster Battle was planned for the original release but ultimately didn't make the cut.
In addition, the new version of the game gets various quality-of-life changes like changes to make setting your Materia load-out easier. There are also new trophies, a new boss battle, new arena challenges, a boss replay mode, and even a photo mode.
Final Fantasy VII Remake: Intergrade will launch on June 10th for PS5. If you own the original version of FF7 Remake for PS4, you'll get an upgrade with the various quality of life changes and improvements to the game free of charge - but you'll have to pay for the new Yuffie chapter content. Alternatively, FF7 Remake Intergrade will be sold separately. PlayStation's 'first on PS' exclusivity ends on April 10th, too - but it's as yet unclear if Intergrade will appear on PC or Xbox as well.
FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE INTERGRADE takes advantage of the latest generation hardware and includes a wealth of graphical, gameplay and system enhancements for the PS5:
- Immerse yourself in the city of Midgar like never before, with improved textures, lighting, and background environments. Players can switch between two game modes:
- "Graphics Mode" prioritizes 4K high-resolution graphics
- "Performance Mode" prioritizes smooth action at 60 frames per second
- Capture and share your memorable moments from the game with a fully customizable “Photo Mode”
- Enjoy immersive battles by using the DualSense wireless controller, with its haptic feedback integration, and enjoy dynamic bike racing with its adaptive triggers.
- New difficulty settings for ‘Classic Mode’ provide new ways to play
- Jump into the action faster with optimized loading times
As a thank you to those who have purchased FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE for the PlayStation®4 console, Square Enix are providing these players a free PS5 enhancement update* that will include all next-gen visual and gameplay enhancements detailed above at no extra cost when playing on a PS5 console.
As well as introducing many exciting new enhancements, FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE INTERGRADE also includes a brand-new episode featuring Yuffie as the main character. In this new adventure, play as ninja Yuffie Kisaragi as she infiltrates the shadowy Shinra Corporation to steal a powerful materia and restore glory to her homeland. Play alongside new characters and enjoy an expanded gameplay experience featuring multiple new combat and gameplay additions, bringing a new perspective to the FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE story that cannot be missed.
Players, who purchased FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE on PS4™ and upgrade to PS5 can purchase the new episode featuring Yuffie as a standalone download from the PlayStation®Store. Owners of the disc version of FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE on PS4 will require a PS5 console with disc drive in order to take advantage of this digital upgrade.
FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE INTERGRADE will be available as a physical and digital Standard Edition, and as a Digital Deluxe Edition from the PlayStation®Store. The Digital Deluxe Edition of FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE INTERGRADE comes with a digital mini soundtrack featuring songs, such as "Descendant of Shinobi," and a digital artbook which includes concept art and character sheets. Customers who pre-order the digital Standard Edition or Digital Deluxe Edition of FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE INTERGRADE will receive the pre-order bonus Cacstar weapon for use in the new episode featuring Yuffie.
FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE INTERGRADE, the PS5 enhancement update, and the standalone downloadable episode featuring Yuffie will be available for the PS5 console worldwide on June 10, 2021.