Monday, June 10, 2019

Final Fantasy VIII Remastered Announced

Square Enix announced Final Fantasy VIII Remastered for Steam, Switch, PS4 and Xbox to arrive later this year.

Back in September 2018, developer/publisher Square Enix announced "Final Fantasy Legacy Collection" that featured fan-favorite RPG titles from Final Fantasy series, scheduled to launch on current-gen platforms through 2018 to 2019.

Final Fantasy VIII was somehow left behind from being included to that list in between seventh and ninth installment. However, a remastered version of this PlayStation original is announced recently during E3 2019 press conference.

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Final Fantasy VIII Remastered Announced

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An official announce trailer was released to give a flashback to series fans that were looking forward to FFVIII for long.




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When military nation Galbadia and Sorceress Edea declares war against Dukedom of Dollet, protagonist Squall Leonhart gathers a group of friends within mercenary group SeeD, to help resistance member Rinoa Heartilly.

From iconic characters to its battle system, everything is getting rendered in enhanced visuals for modern-era consoles. Even its awesome soundtracks are currently made available on audio streaming platform Spotify for fans to enjoy.

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In terms of visual style, FF8 has moved over to a more realistic art style than its predecessor titles from FF series and rather than providing a high fantasy feel in overall, developers went for a grounded approach in storytelling process.

Breaking out of tradition, the studio also introduced Guardian Forces to customize your battle strategy. Every beloved original aspect of it is going to be revitalized and though it took time to arrive on modern systems, it was worth waiting.

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With everyone so busy being hyped about upcoming Final Fantasy VII Remake and the recent release of Shadowbringers expansion for Final Fantasy XIV; fans were actually worried that they might never get a remade version of FFVIII after all.

Square Enix did not left Final Fantasy VIII out and is finally giving it a long-awaited remaster treatment on its 20th anniversary year. This classic role-playing video game is coming later in 2019 for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.