Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade launches today for the PlayStation 5. Intergrade is an enhanced and expanded version of the Final Fantasy VII Remake that launched in April 2020. This new version features improved visuals, including better textures, lighting, and background environments. There’s a new photo mode as well, allowing players to take specialized screenshots of their gameplay. You can now choose between the “Performance Mode” and “Graphics Mode” settings, which will focus on either 60 FPS or 4K resolution graphics. The PlayStation 5 also boasts its haptic feedback on the controller, which Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade takes advantage of. Players may also find other updates and surprises as they play, including a new ending to Final Fantasy VII Remake’s story.
In addition to the enhancements, Intergrade comes bundled with the FF7 Episode INTERmission DLC. INTERmission is a special story pack featuring the ninja materia hunter Yuffie Kisaragi. We didn’t get to meet Yuffie yet in the first part of Final Fantasy VII Remake, as she shows up later on in the original game. The INTERmission DLC brings her to the remake a little earlier, featuring Yuffie as a playable character as she infiltrates Midgar to steal the ultimate materia from the Shinra Corporation. Yuffie gets her own separate story missions and gameplay additions, along with her unique fighting style as a ninja.
The Standard Edition of Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade is $69.99 USD while the Digital Deluxe Edition is $79.99 USD. Both versions include Yuffie’s DLC, while the deluxe edition offers a digital artbook and a digital mini-soundtrack from the game. Intergrade is a timed console exclusive limited to the PS5, at least for the time being. We won’t see these upgrades for the PS4, so you will definitely have to upgrade to a PS5 if you want to play this version, including Yuffie’s story. It is possible Intergrade will head to other current-gen platforms at a later date.