FINAL FANTASY VIII Remastered release date announced

The fan-favourite RPG will launch for Switch, PS4, Xbox One and Steam on September 3, 2019
By Duncan Heaney

Ever since we announced FINAL FANTASY VIII Remastered at E3, fans have been wondering… when will it be out? The answer is… September 3, 2019. Yes, it’s that soon!

The game features all the elements that fans loved from the original PlayStation release - the intense battle system, memorable characters and incredible soundtrack (now on Spotify), but adds newly rendered visuals that bring new life to the world.

You can see the enhancements in the trailer:

What is FINAL FANTASY VIII Remastered?

FINAL FANTASY VIII Remastered tells an epic and emotional story about war and love. The militarized nation of Galbadia has formed an alliance with the Sorceress Edea in a bid for world conquest. Amid the conflict, Squall Leonhart and a group of fellow students from Balamb Garden’s mercenary force, SeeD, head into the conflict.

Together with his friends, Squall joins Rinoa Heartilly, a member of a resistance group, on an adventure that holds the fate of their world in its balance.

This Remastered edition of the game enhances the original adventure with some cool new features:

  • Enhanced visuals - characters and monsters have been remastered to look better than ever before.

  • Battle Assist - activate this booster to max out HP and ATB bars - and trigger Limit Breaks at any time

  • No encounters - want to explore without fear of attack? Activate this option to turn off random encounters.

  • 3x speed boost - Accelerates time by a factor of three - perfect if you want to speed through easy battles or get somewhere in a hurry.

The STEAM edition has some additional features, including All Items (gives you all items except for a few specific ones), All Abilities, GF Max Level, Max Gil, Max Magic, All Limit Breaks and All Cards (gives to maximum number of Triple Triad Cards, but not Rare Cards).

What platforms will FINAL FANTASY VIII Remastered be available on?

The game will be available on all current-gen platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, the Xbox One family and Steam.

When will FINAL FANTASY VIII Remastered be out?

You won’t have too long to wait to experience FINAL FANTASY VIII Remastered - the game will be released for all major platforms on September 3, 2019.

How do you play FINAL FANTASY VIII?

If you want to start playing FINAL FANTASY VIII Remastered the moment it’s released, you can preorder the game on PS4 and Steam!

If you get the get the game on PS4 before launch, you’ll get access to a FINAL FANTASY VIII theme. PC gamers who pre-purchase on STEAM will get exclusive wallpapers featuring Squall Leonhart and Rinoa Heartilly.

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@SyFyZero - I've saw some articles on that too. Would be a cool change but it may take away the nostalgia of playing it. All we can do is wait.
This was my first game will it come with a Deluxe Edition? i sadly only have Platinum versions of the original
There is a rumer going arond will there be voices in this game or is it only related to Eyes on me ?