What is FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE INTERGRADE?

Thursday February 25, 2021 23:00

By Samantha Reinert

FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE INTERGRADE is the ultimate way to experience Midgar. The critically acclaimed, award-winning game has been enhanced and amplified for PS5.

The lighting has been improved. The textures have been improved. These updated, striking visuals will absorb you right into the world of FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE.

This new release doesn’t just update visuals and elevate gameplay (60 FPS performance mode anyone?), but it also includes a brand new story episode to play starring Yuffie.

Did you catch the reveal trailer? If not, take a look right here:

You may be wondering what the exact enhancements are, what’s new, and how this all fits in with FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE on PS4… So we’re here to help!

Here’s your breakdown on everything FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE INTERGRADE:


1. What exactly is being enhanced?

FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE INTERGRADE is rich with graphical, gameplay, and system enhancements.

The city of Midgar has been refreshed with improved textures, lighting, and background environments. “Graphics Mode” will let you soak up these new visual features in 4K with HDR support.

There’s also “Performance Mode,” which prioritizes a smooth 60 frames per second gaming experience. Combine this with the DualSense PS5 controller’s haptic feedback integration to immerse yourself in battle like never before.

Another exciting addition is “Photo Mode” which - you guessed it - offers a fully customizable way to capture and share your favorite moments. Maybe it’s time for a Wall Market photoshoot… or just get some snapshot closeups of your favorite characters.

2. How does this fit in with FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE on PS4?

FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE INTERGRADE is an independent game for PS5, so purchase of the PS4 version is not required.

That said, if you already purchased FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE on PS4, and have a PS5, you can download a free PS5 enhancement update (please note the PS4 version of FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE available to PlayStation Plus members is not eligible for the PS5 digital version upgrade).

If your copy for PS4 is physical, you’ll also need the standard disc drive version of the PS5 to claim your upgrade.

The standalone release of FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE INTERGRADE includes the new episode featuring Yuffie. If you’re just upgrading, you can purchase the episode separately, so no worries there!

3. What’s this new episode starring Yuffie?

You’ll play a brand-new adventure as Yuffie Kisaragi, a new playable character for this episode. This ninja from Wutai sneaks her way into Midgar and devises a plan with Avalanche HQ for a thrilling mission to steal the ultimate materia from the Shinra Electric Power Company.

This new story episode will introduce you to new characters, and features expanded gameplay with new combat additions. You’ll gain a new perspective on the story of FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE, getting a taste of what else was going on in Midgar while Cloud and company were doing their thing.

This is exclusive to PS5 and available to buy separately when you’re upgrading your game from PS4 to PS5. It’s also included with the full purchase of FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE INTERGRADE.

4. Will my PS4 save data carry over to PS5?

Yes! Before the release of FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE INTERGRADE, an update patch will become available for the PS4 version. A new menu option will appear on the title screen that will let you carry over your save data.

You’ll need an internet connection to carry over your data, but you also need that to get the update patch in the first place. As a reminder, if your copy of the PS4 version is physical, and you own the PlayStation 5 digital edition (the model without a disc drive) you are not eligible to download the upgrade - however if you were to purchase FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE INTERGRADE digitally, you can still transfer your PS4 save data.

5. What are the different versions available?

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 comes with a digital mini soundtrack, including songs, such as “Descendant of Shinobi,” and a digital artbook with various concept and promotional art from the production.


This timeless adventure is jumping into the next-gen on June 10th 2021, and you can pre-order now. We can’t wait to share this expanded experience with you all.

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