Happy 20th Birthday to Final Fantasy VIII
In the shadow of Square Enix’s Final Fantasy VII Remake, fans of the 1999 classic Final Fantasy VIII have some great news as well. A while ago, fans got word that remasters of Final Fantasy 7, 9, 10, 10-2, and 12 were all coming to Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. While that was exciting news, many wondered what about a Final Fantasy VIII Remastered? Maybe VIII was not as much of a priority, or maybe it just took longer. Whatever the case, Squall and the other SeeDs will be playable on modern consoles this year.
The remaster might not be the full fledged remake treatment that Final Fantasy VII is getting, but let’s count our blessings. The only platforms graced with Final Fantasy VIII were PS1 in 1999 and PC in 2000. It appeared on the PlayStation store in 2009, making it available for PS3. Now, another ten years later, we get to play it on PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. The new remaster will also be available on Steam.
Final Fantasy VII wows the world in 1997, then Final Fantasy VIII has to follow that. That seems to be the meta-story of FFVIII. While the Final Fantasy VII Remake stole all the headlines coming out of E3, the Final Fantasy VIII remaster sounded like a little peep. Still, the dedicated fans will certainly be happy to know that they can play it later this year. No official release date yet. All we know is that it will be available on PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and Steam.
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