Final Fantasy VIII Remastered will released in September

 

Square Enix has confirmed that Final Fantasy VIII Remastered will be available in just a couple of weeks as it releases digitally on September 3rd for PS4, Switch, PC via Steam and Xbox One. It’s been a long wait for this remastered title to arrive but confirmation of the game came at E3 in June.  Now you can check out a brand new trailer that gives us the release date as well as some of Final Fantasy VIII Remastered.

Square Enix has also confirmed the boosts some of the systems will get and changes to features which are as follows.

  •  Battle Assist: The ability to always have maxed out HP and ATB, and trigger Limit Breaks at any time.
  •  No Encounters: An enemy encounter option that allows players to enjoy the storyline uninterrupted. While enemy encounters are turned off, players can still enjoy the story’s event battles.
  • 3x Speed Boost: Play through the game with three times the speed.
  •  The STEAM® version will also receive additional functions, including All Items (possess all items except for a few certain items), All Abilities, GF Max Level, Max Gil, Max Magic, All Limit Breaks, and All Cards (possess max number of Triple Triad Cards except for Rare Cards).

Some people may be wondering why it took so long for Final Fantasy VIII Remastered to come about and around the time Square Enix stated:

At first, the plan was to release it on current-generation hardware, with more or less the same graphics. However, the title recently celebrated its 20th anniversary, and since TVs evolved from SD CRTs to LCD HDTVs, we decided that it was necessary to improve on character quality. So then we continued its development until just before it went gold, then out of nowhere, we decided to work on refining the characters. For that reason, we found ourselves in a situation that needed a major schedule change, but thanks to the efforts from the original staff’s Harada (battle programmer, Hiroshi Harada), character modeler Kayano (Tomohiro Kayano), and character designer Nomura (Tetsuya Nomura) we were able to revive it with wonderful quality. The troubles were there, but in the end it was the right call.

Source: Press Release

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2 Comments

  1. Cannot wait for this. Will be blitzing this as soon as it’s out. Triple Triads is about to take over my life yet again.

  2. Just to be sure; there is a REMAKE coming as well, right?

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