Following the successful remaster launches of classic PlayStation titles Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy IX, Square Enix have released Final Fantasy VIII Remastered to the joy of RPG fans everywhere!
Marking the 20th anniversary of the game’s original release, FINAL FANTASY VIII Remastered features newly rendered visuals that breathe life into the game’s characters 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 steampunk aesthetic and time-traveling elements are regarded as some of Square‘s best of the 32-bit era, and we’re excited to experience the lengthy adventure again on our shiny new systems!
The remastered version includes the following boosts to enhance the experience and side-step some of the grind (for those of us who don’t have the 40+ hours to throw at a game nowadays):
- 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).
You can pick up Final Fantasy VIII Remastered digitally now for Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC (STEAM)