FINAL FANTASY VIII Remastered will be out this year

The fan-favorite RPG will launch for Switch, PS4, Xbox One and Steam in 2019
By Duncan Heaney

Here’s some news that’s sure to excite many Square Enix fans: FINAL FANTASY VIII Remastered has been officially announced… and it’s coming out this year!

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 about?

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.

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 later in 2019.

We’ll have more to share about the game in the coming months.

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@princenoctiswife - I hope so because it was a very beautiful game
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...