At Gamescom 2019, Square Enix told eager Final Fantasy VIII gamers exactly when they’d be able to play the long-awaited remaster, and it’s REAL soon.
Square Enix brought a new trailer for Final Fantasy VIII Remastered to Gamescom, which revealed that fans will be able to get their hands on it much sooner than expected. The game will launch for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PCs, and Nintendo Switch on September 3rd…Just three weeks from now!
FINAL FANTASY VIII Remastered celebrates its 20th anniversary by bringing the cherished RPG to modern platforms, featuring newly rendered visuals that bring the game’s beloved characters to life like never before. Players step into the shoes of SeeD recruit Squall Leonhart and resistance fighter Rinoa Heartilly as they work together to save the world from the military nation of Galbadia.
The remastered version includes the following boosts to enhance the experience:
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 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).
Will you be picking up Final Fantasy VIII Remastered next month?