The release of Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade is rapidly approaching on 10th June, with a one-two punch of a full PlayStation 5 upgrade available for all owners of the base game on PlayStation 4 (not you PS Plus peasants, though!), and a new episode of the game that’s bundled into the Intergrade release or available separately as FF7R Episode Intermission.
We’ve been provided with a freshly baked batch of footage by Square Enix, showing off a little bit more of this new content, from Yuffie’s character design and some hints at the side-story she goes on before hooking up with the main crew from Final Fantasy VII, to her companion character Sonon, the Fort Condor mini-game and more.
It’s honestly looking like a pretty sizeable new episode in the reimagined Final Fantasy VII Remake story. There’s plenty of references back to the original game and its spin-offs, like Dirge of Cerberus, Crisis Core and Before Crisis, but Episode Intermission is telling a new side story.
Looking back on the original release for PS4 last year, Tuffcub wrote in our Final Fantasy VII Remake review:
How do you remake one of the most beloved video games ever made? Why would you even risk it? It would be like remaking Jaws, Casablanca, or the original Star Wars film. Final Fantasy VII was a sprawling saga spanning eighty hours of memorable characters, lengthy battles, and tearful heartbreak. There is no way Square Enix could do it justice… and yet they have.
An utter joy to play from start to finish, packed with memorable scenes, moustache-twirling baddies, and epic battles. The first part of Final Fantasy VII Remake isn’t just polished, it’s opulent.
Read the full Final Fantasy VII Remake review here. If you have the game and fancy tackling it on hard difficulty then help is at hand. Go and check out our guide on how to beat Final Fantasy VII Remake on hard mode.