Final Fantasy VIII Remastered Launches Next Month

Posted by: Sam Tree | 20 August 2019

Final Fantasy VIII sometimes feels like the red-headed stepchild of the Square Enix family – often overlook and ignored despite a hardcore fan base. Back in June, the Japanese gaming giant announced Squall and Friends would be returning in a remastered version. They’ve now confirmed a solid release date, and there isn’t long to wait.

To coincide with the title’s 20th anniversary, Final Fantasy VIII Remastered will launch on the 3rd of September 2019 and as with previous remastered Final Fantasy games, VIII will also have a few quality of life improvements:

  • 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).

Final Fantasy VIII Remastered is coming to the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC via Steam on the 3rd of September 2019. Players who pre-order on the PlayStation 4 will receive a commemorative system theme, while those who pre-purchase on Steam will receive exclusive wallpapers featuring Squall Leonhart and Rinoa Heartilly.

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