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Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade is an updated rerelease of Final Fantasy VII Remake (a partial remake of Final Fantasy VII). Announced at Sony Interactive Entertainment's February 25, 2021 "State of Play" digital livestream, Intergrade released on June 10, 2021, for PlayStation 5 consoles. A Microsoft Windows version was announced on December 9, 2021 during The Game Awards 2021, and released as an Epic Games Store exclusive on December 16, 2021. The game features various improvements and new bosses, as well as an additional episode focusing on Yuffie Kisaragi named Episode INTERmission.
The game is available for individual purchase in standard or deluxe editions, through both physical and digital means, as well as through a free "PS5 enhancement update" for players that already have the PlayStation 4 version. These free updates do not include the additional story episode, which must be purchased separately.
Intergrade adds a photo mode, new Classic difficulty settings, as well as graphical improvements and taking advantage of PlayStation 5-specific features. Some materia and abilities were also improved in various ways.
FF7R EPISODE INTERmission
Available exclusively in Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade, a bonus episode focusing on Yuffie Kisaragi is set to release alongside the game. For those who upgrade to Intergrade for free by owning the PS4 version, the episode must be purchased separately, but is included with any purchase of the main game.
The episode features Yuffie as the main playable character as she infiltrates Midgar to steal a special materia from the Shinra Corporation for her homeland of Wutai, working alongside a cell of eco-terrorist group Avalanche.
In a Famitsu interview, while talking about Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade's title, Tetsuya Nomura commented that the word intergrade was chosen for the title for meaning both "middle" and "to move", as this Remake Intergrade serves as a mid-point between the first and second instalments of the Final Fantasy VII Remake series of games as well as a move from one system to another.
- (n.d.) . "FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE INTERGRADE ANNOUNCED FOR PLAYSTATION®5 CONSOLE" - Square Enix North America Press Hub. Square Enix North America Press Hub. Archived from the original on 25 February 2021.
- (n.d.) . ☆オードリーAudrey☆ on Twitter: "Nomura: For FF7R Intergrade, the word "integrade" has the meaning of being "a middle," which serves as the midway point between FF7R and the next installment. It also means "to move," which is a nod to moving to a new [PS5] system and to the next installment." #FF7RIntergrade [Tweet]. Twitter. Archived from the original on 25 February 2021.