Final Fantasy 8 Remastered Announced for Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, PC - Square Enix E3 2019
Well, Square Enix sure did have a lot of Final Fantasy announcements at their E3 2019 press conference. Final Fantasy VII: Remake, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles, more stuff about Final Fantasy XIV, and, as you've probably guessed, a remastered version of Final Fantasy VIII, coming to every current-generation platform.
Revealed in a trailer, the re-release of the teenage angst-filled RPG will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. We saw footage of some of the game's most iconic scenes and characters, which will certainly hit you in the nostalgia bones if you actually liked this entry for some reason.
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Final Fantasy VIII is notable as being the turning point where the series dramatically increased its audiovisual production fidelity and art style, featuring realistic character designs and vocals in its soundtrack. It also made some highly contentious design decisions, namely a unique magic system which did not use a traditional MP gauge and required you to "Draw" spells from enemies. However, Final Fantasy VIII did have one of the series' most beloved side activities, a card game called Triple Triad.
There was plenty more stuff revealed during Square Enix's press conference, and not just Final Fantasy stuff--we also got a good long look at the new Marvel's Avengers game.
More E3 news:
- New Xbox console, Scarlett, revealed
- Xbox Scarlett details: 8K, 120 FPS, SSD
- Elden Ring is From Software and George RR Martin's new game
- Cyberpunk 2077 release date announced
- Final Fantasy VII Remake release date announced
- Marvel's Avengers revealed