Square Enix today announced Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade for the PS5 platform, while The First Soldier and Ever Crisis will be on mobile, during February’s Playstation State of Play.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade
The Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade is coming to the PS5 with improved textures, fog effects, lighting, and faster load times. There’s also a new photo mode, as well as support for the DualSense controller’s haptic feedback. You can choose to play the game in Performance Mode which runs at 60FPS, or Graphics Mode which prioritizes 4K graphics.
If you do own the Final Fantasy 7 Remake for PS4, you are eligible to upgrade and carry your save data over to the PS5 for free. However, PS5 Digital Edition users will not be able to upgrade their physical PS4 copies to the PS5 Digital Edition.
As for Intergrade, it introduces an all-new episode where you can play as ninja Yuffie Kisaragi to “infiltrate Shinra Corporation to steal a powerful materia and restore glory to her homeland.” Intergrade will be released alongside the PS5 upgrade on 10th June 2021, thought the additional cost is currently unspecified. There will be two variants to the game, the standard edition costs $70 USD, while the digital deluxe edition will cost $90 which includes the new Yuffie episode, a digital “mini soundtrack”, and a digital art book.
Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier
Surprisingly, Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier is a battle royale game set in Midgar before the events of FF7. The game is made for mobile, coming to both iOS and Android smartphones in 2021. From the gameplay teaser trailer, it seems there will be gunplay, close quarters combat, abilities, and players can even switch between 3rd person and 1st person view.
Square Enix has announced Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier, a battle royale game set in Midgar before the events of FF7, and “Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier takes place 30 years before Final Fantasy 7 when Shinra is forming SOLDIER – “an experimental corps of enhanced fighters.” It looks to feature gunplay, close quarters combat, and abilities and players can switch between a third-person view and a first-person view.
The best part is, it seems Summons will also be part of the game. You can see Ifrit being summoned on the battlefield. Additionally, there will be classic FF enemies alongside actual players to face-off against, including the Guard Scorpion boss from FF7.
Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis
Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis is a “chapter-structured single player game covering the whole of the FFVII timeline – including the events of the original game and the FFVII compilation titles.” The timeline includes Advent Children, Before Crisis, Crisis Core, and Dirge of Cerberus. There’s also a “nostalgic visual twist” which features a more modernized and stylish take on PS1 graphics.
As for gameplay, Ever Crisis seems to feature real-time action based combat including abilities, summons, and also Limit Breaks! Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis will be released on iOS and Android in 2022.