Square Enix seems to have a penchant for overcomplicated stories and sometimes, this can extend to how their video game releases work.
Case in point, Final Fantasy 7 Remake: InterMISSION.
First announced at the February 2021 State of Play, the PS5-exclusive expansion for the next-gen enhanced, Final Fantasy 7 Remake: Intergrade, InterMISSION will see a fan-favorite side character from the original Final Fantasy 7 game make her debut in a series of several missions set during the events of Final Fantasy 7 Remake.
When Is The Final Fantasy 7 Remake InterMISSION Release Date?
Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade Episode InterMISSION will be available to play on the PlayStation 5 on June 10, 2021.
Is There a Final Fantasy 7 Remake InterMISSION Available?
Parts of the Episode InterMISSION DLC are included in the numerous trailers that Square Enix has released for Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade. This includes the Final trailer. This trailer, in particular, goes into great detail about what fans should expect from the Episode InterMISSION DLC. It shows off numerous characters from the FF7 universe such as Weiss the Immaculate.
Can You Play Final Fantasy 7 Remake InterMISSION on the PS4?
Unfortunately, PS4 owners probably won't get a chance to play the InterMISSION DLC. At least, not right away.
According to Square Enix's official description, the Episode InterMISSION DLC will be available for Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade, which, in itself, will be exclusive to the PlayStation 5. Square Enix explains that the episode will come with every purchase of a standard copy of the next-gen version of Final Fantasy 7 Remake for the PlayStation 5.
Square Enix also clarified that owners of Final Fantasy 7 Remake for the PlayStation 4 will get the PS5-enhancement update for free. However, this is not necessarily Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade. Thus, it won't come with a free Episode InterMISSION DLC, as it will have to be purchased separately.
If it's any consolation, Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade, along with the Episode InterMISSION DLC, might release on other consoles after the limited-exclusivity period.
What Is The Story of Final Fantasy 7 Remake InterMISSION?
The famous material hunter, Yuffie Kisaragi, will take center stage in Episode InterMISSION.
Square Enix describes the heroine as "self-assured" and "somewhat cocky" but also someone who has "the skills to pay those bills". Yuffie is also a member of an elite corps of ninja operatives from Wutai, a land that has been ravaged by the Shinra Electric Power Company. Thus, Yuffie has just as much of a score to settle with Shinra as Cloud and his party.
According to Square Enix, Yuffie and her partner, Sonon, will work closely with Avalanche HQ. This is the main branch of the same eco-terrorist insurgent group that Barret and Tifa are members of. The two have reportedly been sent to infiltrate Midgar and steal the most powerful material that Shinra has available. But, of course, something that valuable won't come easy.
In the duo's quest to return their homeland of Wutai to its former glory, Yuffie and Sonon will have to do battle against the likes of Weiss, the ruler of Deepground, an underground research center by Shinra, among others.
Square Enix has also confirmed that Yuffie and her party will get a chance to meet with Cloud and his friends.
It is currently unknown if Yuffie and Sonon will be playable characters in the Shinra Combat Simulator.
What's Next for Final Fantasy 7 Remake?
Tetsuya Nomura has since confirmed that Square Enix is no longer working on more DLCs after Episode InterMISSION. He also confirmed during the live stream event where the Final trailer for Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade was shown that Square Enix will reveal more details about Final Fantasy 7 Remake Part 2 soon.