Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade: PS5 performance mode footage
If you're eager to get a better look at what to expect from the PS5 release of Final Fantasy VII Remake, we've got a video for you. Below, you can watch just over nine minutes of footage from the upcoming Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade, the upgrade that's due to release on the new-generation console in a matter of weeks.
FF7 Remake Intergrade is made up of two things - a lightly remastered, improved version of the main FF7 Remake, and a new 'Intermission' storyline starring FF7's Yuffie Kisaragi. Yuffie was of course an optional party member back in the original FF7, but it's not surprising to see her folded more fully into the main story of FF7 for the Remake. She was a favourite character of FF7 Remake creative lead Tetsuya Nomura, and she had a much more significant role in several Compilation of Final Fantasy VII titles, most notably as a secondary lead in Dirge of Cerberus, the PS2 third-person shooter starring the other optional party member in original FF7 - Vincent Valentine.
This footage was provided by Square Enix rather than recorded by us, which is why we aren't doing a full preview - we haven't actually had a chance to play the game yet. However, this footage is useful, as it can give you a strong glimpse of what FF7 Remake's vision of Midgar looks and runs like on PS5.
The footage was captured on PS5, in the game's performance mode, which prioritizes a 60 frames per second presentation. Also available in the final release is a graphics mode, which sacrifices frame rate in favor of a 4K resolution.
Fans of FF7 will notice some fun things in this footage, including the return of the Fort Condor strategy mini-game from the original and a new take on the 'Turtles Paradise' flyers side quest. Both are slightly different - Fort Condor appears as a table-top board game of a sort, while Turtle's Paradise appears to have been renamed 'The Happy Turtle', and has a starring role in a side quest in Yuffie's Intermission adventures.
There's also glimpses at combat in general, including Yuffie and Sonon's new team-up attacks, new summon Ramuh, and Yuffie's 'Bloodbath' limit break - which seems quite similar to the Limit Break translated in the original game as 'Bloodfest'.
Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade is set to arrive on PS5 on June 10th. Stick with RPG Site; we'll have a full review, performance impressions, and guides before and around its release.