Final Fantasy VIII Remastered Launches September 3 on PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC

Final Fantasy VIII Remastered

Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy VIII Remastered will launch on September 3 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

If you’re wondering what’s new in this remastered version here you go:

  • Enhanced visuals: Several characters, enemies, GF, and objects have been refined 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. You will lose all HP when you get hit by a critical attack that gives more damage than your HP, or by lethal damage.
  • No encounters: Want to explore without fear of attack? Activate this option to turn off random encounters. Event battles must still be done in order to advance the story.
  • 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. This feature will not apply to certain scenes including movies.

The game is available to pre-order now for $19.99. Those who pre-order on PlayStation 4 will get a PS4 system theme based on the game. You can see what that theme looks like in a video below thanks to RenkaWong.

You can watch the new trailer for the game below.

Justin Oneil
One of Head Writers and PR here on ThisGenGaming.com. I've been playing games for over 20 years now and play everything from AAA blockbusters to Indie games. You can find me on all the current consoles and on my twitter account.
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Justin Oneil

One of Head Writers and PR here on ThisGenGaming.com. I've been playing games for over 20 years now and play everything from AAA blockbusters to Indie games. You can find me on all the current consoles and on my twitter account.
  • True FF Fan

    Why in the world did this game take so long to remaster? All of it (except the faces) are just upscaled, a company like SE can do all of that over a weekend, probably just 1 day of hard work. What was the hold up?