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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, exclusively for PlayStation 5 consoles. The game features various improvements and new bosses, as well as an additional episode focusing on Yuffie Kisaragi named FF7R EPISODE INTERmission.
The game will be 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 of the game. However, these free updates will not include the additional story episode, which must be purchased separately.
Version differences[edit | edit source]
Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade features higher quality textures, lighting and background details, as well as the option of two different display modes: "Graphics Mode", which prioritizes image quality and 4K resolution, and "Performance Mode", which prioritises 60 frames-per-second display. In addition, Intergrade introduces a "Photo Mode", accessible from the pause screen, that allows players to take virtual photographs of gameplay scenes. Further, new difficulties are available in "Classic Mode".
In addition to these improvements and features, the game takes advantage of the PlayStation 5 system capabilities to minimize loading times and add DualSense controller support for haptic feedback.
FF7R EPISODE INTERmission[edit | edit source]
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 ecoterrorist group Avalanche.
Development[edit | edit source]
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.
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References[edit | edit source]
- February 25, 2021. "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.
- Square Enix (April 13, 2021). FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE INTERGRADE – VOICE CAST AND GAMEPLAY DETAILS REVEALED. Square Enix Press Hub. Archived from the original on April 13, 2021.
- Square Enix (February 25, 2021). FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE INTERGRADE – PS5 Announcement Trailer. Archived from the original on February 25, 2021.
- 25 February 2021. ☆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. Twitter. Archived from the original on 25 February 2021.