Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade Announced for PlayStation 5

Sony closed out their latest State of Play broadcast by announcing that Square Enix is bringing Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade to PlayStation 5 on June 10.

The game is an enhanced version of Final Fantasy VII Remake that includes improvements like 4K resolution, 60 FPS support, improved fog, lighting, and textures along with better load times and a Photo mode. It will also include a brand-new episode of content featuring Yuffie.

PlayStation 4 owners who own the game on disc or digitally will get a free upgrade to the PlayStation 5 version but you will have to buy the Yuffie DLC separately if you upgrade. If you just buy the PlayStation 5 version for $69.99 it comes included with it. If you get Final Fantasy VII Remake on PlayStation 4 for free on PlayStation Plus in March, that version is not eligible for the free upgrade.

You can find out more about the game below.

Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade takes advantage of the latest generation hardware and includes a wealth of graphical, gameplay and system enhancements for the PlayStation 5:

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.

■ Free Upgrade

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 PlayStation 5 enhancement update* that will include all next-gen visual and gameplay enhancements detailed above at no extra cost when playing on a PlayStation 5 console.

■ New Episode

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 PlayStation 4 and upgrade to PlayStation 5 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 PlayStation 4 will require a PlayStation 5 console with disc drive in order to take advantage of this digital upgrade.

■ Game Editions

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 PlayStation 5 enhancement update, and the standalone downloadable episode featuring Yuffie will be available for the PlayStation 5 console worldwide on June 10, 2021.

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