At the State of Play event in February, Sony announced a new chapter coming to the Final Fantasy 7 Remake, called Intergrade, which is set to be released on June 10, 2021.
Final Fantasy 7 Intergrade plays Yuffie, an optional playable character from Final Fantasy 7, around Midgar as she tries to steal rare material from Shinra Corp – the evil group Cloud and crew also fight in the main plot.
Sony did not say how big a content update Intergrade will be, but the trailer for the extra content said that it will provide a number of graphical improvements such as better reflective lighting and particle effects along with faster loading times and a new photo mode.
From the sound of this tweet, the extra content will only be available on PS5 for an as yet unspecified price, but Sony says that players will be able to transfer their storage data from PS4 to PS5 when the DLC comes out later this year. Of course, players will also be able to get a free upgrade to the PS5 version from the PS4 version.
Better than ‘Noffie’
While fans are already raving about the second part of the Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Intergrade looks like it will act as a sort of filler episode to introduce a new character and improvements, while the core team continues to work on the next part of the game.
In some ways, it’s actually fitting for Yuffie to be included in the Interlude chapter, as it really rakes back to the character’s roots as an optional side character. It’s good news that players who do not want to shell out extra for DLC will not miss any big plot points while diehard fans can still get the full experience by forging over a little more while waiting for the next game to be over. .
That said, if the Yuffies chapter is only available on the PS5 version of the game, it could be rough for PS4 owners who have not upgraded yet due to issues with the PS5.
As for when we actually see the Final Fantasy 7 Remake Part 2, there are some who are guessing at this point, but with a number of delays hitting Sony’s first-party game right now, it would not be surprising if we had to wait until 2022 – or even with 2023 – to see the final settlement between Cloud and Sephiroth.
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