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Final Fantasy VIII Remastered Launches Worldwide on September 3

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Heads up FF VIII fans! Square Enix just released a new trailer for its upcoming Remastered release of the classic Final Fantasy VIII game this Monday. The trailer revealed the game’s release on September 3, just in time for the game’s 20th anniversary. Check it out below!

The trailer also indicated that Final Fantasy VIII Remastered will be released for the Playstation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam. The game is already available for pre-order at the game’s official website, which you can access here.

Note however, that this FFVIII is simply a remaster, so don’t expect amazing upgrades in the gameplay and graphics like what Final Fantasy VII got. FF VIII will be getting upgrades though, but not as grand as VII’s. According to Square Enix, the upgrades include new character models and enhanced graphics, a battle assist mode, an option to turn off random encounters, and a speed boost for the game.

To note, all Final Fantasy games have been made available on modern consoles these past years, all except Final Fantasy VIII. This was further highlighted during last year’s Nintendo Direct, when Final Fantasy 7, 9, 10, 10-2 and 12 were all announced to be ported to Nintendo Switch. Of course, fans did not fail to notice that 8 appeared to not make the cut. With this upcoming Remaster, FF VIII is the forgotten child no more.

Final Fantasy VIII was first released in 1999 for the Play Station console. The game follows main character Squall Leonhart, leader of a group of mercenaries who are drawn into a conflict with the sorceress Ultimecia, who wishes to compress time. As Squall and his group battle Ultimecia, he falls in love with one of his comrades Rinoa Heartilly.

Source: Anime News Network

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