FINAL FANTASY VIII Remastered out now on Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One and Steam

The fan-favorite RPG is back with enhanced visuals and brand new features.
By Duncan Heaney
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Grab your gunblades everyone - FINAL FANTASY VIII Remastered is out now and ready to play!

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).


How do you play FINAL FANTASY VIII?

FINAL FANTASY VIII Remastered is available digitally on all current-gen platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, the Xbox One family and Steam.

You can download the game from each platform’s online store from the following link:


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Edrialyse
I pre-ordered on 8/20 and debited soon after. Checking today there is still no key issued to me for steam. Should have been issued by midnight of official launch, what gives?
KrazeFault90
I just pre-ordered Final Fantasy VIII Remastered on PS4 and I cannot wait to play it also the PS4 Theme is awesome. Is there gonna be a mobile phone version for Final Fantasy VIII Remastered?
Gajeelrf12
@princenoctiswife - I hope so because it was a very beautiful game
princenoctiswife
Never played VIII so I'm really excited to have the chance to. Although, I can't help but hope it will receive the same remake treatment that 7 got...