Priced at $69.99/£69.99 and set for release on June 10, Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade is a PS5 update of last year’s RPG featuring improved visuals, faster loading times, a Photo Mode, haptic feedback and new DLC starring Yuffie.
Square Enix said on Tuesday that the Yuffie episode is officially titled FF7R Episode Intermission.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake PS4 owners will be able to upgrade to the PS5 game for free and transfer saves from the last-gen version, though this offer isn’t available to owners of March’s PS Plus version of the title.
And the free upgrade won’t include Intermission, which will also be available for PS5 as a standalone $19.99 purchase from the PlayStation Store.
“Players can look forward to utilising Yuffie’s signature battle style in combat as she undertakes a mission to steal the Shinra Electric Power Company’s most powerful materia,” Square Enix said.
“Together with Avalanche HQ’s support, they cross behind enemy lines to reclaim their homeland’s former glory and exact revenge long in the making, Yuffie shines in both close and long-range combat.
“As a member of Wutai’s elite corps of ninja operatives, she has a unique play style which allows her to throw her iconic massive throwing star at enemies. During that time, she is able to attack with long-range ninjutsu that can be augmented with her Elemental Ninjutsu ability, which can change its affinity to fire, ice, lightning or wind.”
Intermission will introduce a cast of over half-a-dozen characters, including:
- Yuffie Kisaragi, voiced by Suzie Yeung
- Sonon Kusakabe, voiced by Aleks Le
- Weiss, voiced by Daman Mills
- Zhijie, voiced by Griffin Puatu
- Nayo, voiced by Ashley Boettcher
- Billy Bob, voiced by David Goldstein
- Polk, voiced by Daniel Amerman
Final Fantasy 7 Remake director Tetsuya Nomura has said Square Enix is currently prioritising Part 2’s development over any potential further DLC for the original game.
Square Enix recently published an extended Final Fantasy 7 Intergrade trailer, offering a better look at some of the changes planned for the PS5 update including improved textures, lighting and background environments.