Final Fantasy VIII

Final Fantasy VIII

Square Enix has announced that they will release Final Fantasy VIII Remastered digitally on 3 September for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Steam.

The remastered version includes the following boosts to enhance the experience:

  • Battle Assist: The ability to always have maxed out HP and ATB, and trigger Limit Breaks at any time.
  • No Encounters: An enemy encounter option that allows players to enjoy the storyline uninterrupted. While enemy encounters are turned off, players can still enjoy the story event battles.
  • 3x Speed Boost: Play through the game with three times the speed.
  • The Steam version will also receive additional functions, including All Items (possess all items except for a few certain items), All Abilities, GF Max Level, Max Gil, Max Magic, All Limit Breaks, and All Cards (possess max number of Triple Triad Cards except for Rare Cards).

Final Fantasy VIII was originally released on PlayStation back in 1999 and on PC in 2000. The remastered version will cost  $19.99 / £15.99 / €19.99. When you pre-order the PlayStation 4 version you'll receive a commemorative PlayStation 4 theme, while pre-purchases on Steam will include exclusive wallpapers featuring Squall Leonhart and Rinoa Heartilly.

Final Fantasy VIII

During the Square Enix Live E3 2019 press conference Final Fantasy VIII Remastered has finally been announced and will be released in 2019 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Steam marking its 20th Anniversary.

The only information that was revealed is that Final Fantasy VIII Remastered will contain newly rendered visuals. Final Fantasy VIII was originally released on PlayStation back in 1999 and on PC in 2000.

Square Enix

It's been 20 years since the launch of the original PlayStation, which was released in Japan on 3 December 1994. Sony has questioned around 10,000 gamers in Japan what their favorite game is in PlayStation history and which game should receive a remake.

What is your favorite PlayStation game?

  1. Dragon Quest V: Tenkuu no Hanayome
  2. Final Fantasy VII
  3. Dragon Quest IV: Michibikareshi Monotachi
  4. Final Fantasy X
  5. Resident Evil
  6. Dragon Quest VIII: Sora to Umi to Daichi to Norowareshi Himegimi
  7. Final Fantasy
  8. Dragon Quest VII: Eden no Senshi-tachi
  9. Puyo Puyo!
  10. Tetris
  11. Final Fantasy IX
  12. Kingdom Hearts
  13. Final Fantasy VIII
  14. World Soccer Winning Eleven 8 LiveWare Evolution
  15. Gran Turismo
  16. Kingdom Hearts II
  17. Derby Stallion
  18. Sangoku Musou
  19. Resident Evil 2
  20. Minna no Golf

Japan is the home of the RPG's, that's for sure. Dragon Quest V is their favorite with Final Fantasy VII closely second. What I do notice is where is Final Fantasy VI? And why Tetris? Strange folk.

Final Fantasy VII PS3 techdemo Which PlayStation game should receive a remake?

  1. Final Fantasy VII
  2. Dragon Quest VIII: Sora to Umi to Daichi to Norowareshi Himegimi
  3. Resident Evil
  4. Final Fantasy
  5. Gran Turismo 6
  6. Dragon Quest V: Tenkuu no Hanayome
  7. Resident Evil 6
  8. Kingdom Hearts II
  9. Dragon Quest IV: Michibikareshi Monotachi
  10. Arc the Lad
  11. Final Fantasy IX
  12. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd
  13. Final Fantasy X
  14. Kingdom Hearts
  15. Xenogears
  16. World Soccer Winning Eleven 8 LiveWare Evolution
  17. Final Fantasy VIII
  18. Dragon Quest VII: Eden no Senshi-tachi
  19. Final Fantasy VII International
  20. Gran Turismo

It's no suprise that Final Fantasy VII is at the top of most wanted remakes. What I notice is why are games like Final Fantasy X, Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts II listed? They recently received a HD upgrade on PlayStation 3.

Square Enix

Square Enix has announced that they've have started a massive Final Fantasy sale in the European PlayStation Store. Almost all available games in the Final Fantasy series are 50% off. PlayStation Plus users receive an additional 10% (which actually is a total of 55% off!).  Here's the full list of games on offer:

Final Fantasy sale

  • Final Fantasy I – Was £7.99/€9.99, now £3.99/€4.99
  • Final Fantasy II – Was £7.99/€9.99, now £3.99/€4.99
  • Final Fantasy IV: Complete Collection – Was £15.99/€19.99, now £7.99/€9.99
  • Final Fantasy V - Was £7.99/€9.99, now £3.99/€4.99 
  • Final Fantasy VI - Was £7.99/€9.99, now £3.99/€4.99
  • Final Fantasy VII - Was £7.99/€9.99, now £3.99/€4.99
  • Final Fantasy VIII - Was £7.99/€9.99, now £3.99/€4.99
  • Final Fantasy IX - Was £7.99/€9.99, now £3.99/€4.99
  • Final Fantasy XIII-2 – Was £15.99/€19.99, now £7.99/€9.99
  • Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Standard Edition – Was £28.49/€34.99, now £16.23/€19.94
  • Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Collector’s Edition – Was £39.99/€49.99, now £19.99/€24.99
  • Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions - Was £7.99/€9.99, now £3.99/€4.99
  • Dissidia: Final Fantasy – Was £13.99/€17.99, now £6.99/€8.99
  • Dissidia duodecim prologus – Was £1.19/€1.49, now £0.78/€0.98
  • Dissidia 012: Final Fantasy – Was £15.99/€19.99, now £7.99/€9.99

One game that is missing from this list is the PSP version of Final Fantasy III. Also the DLC of Final Fantasy XIII-2 is not in this sale.

If you've never played a Final Fantasy before or only the recent ones but not the classics? This is your chance to try them! Don't wait to long, the offer lasts till 5 February.

Final Fantasy VIII

Square Enix has announced that as of today Final Fantasy VIII is available for download on the Square Enix Store and Steam. Like the re-release of Final Fantasy VII, this version has been enhanced for modern PC's and has some new features like cloud saving, a magic booster and 45 Steam achievements. Like the original PC version, which was released back in 2000 by Eidos, Chocobo World is also available.

Final Fantasy VIII is available for $ 11,99 / € 12,99 on the Square Enix Store (NA / EU) and Steam.

Final Fantasy VIII

After the release of an enhanced version of Final Fantasy VII for the PC on the Square Enix Store and Steam the wait is now for an enchanced version of Final Fantasy VIII for the PC. However there's a hint it might be coming soon. In the Japanese Square Enix Store you can pre-order Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster. When you spend 7,500 yen or more before 26 December 2013 you'll receive 50% off the PC version of Final Fantasy VIII (normal price 1,500 yen).

The PC version of Final Fantasy VIII was ported by Eidos and released back in 2000. In May this year Square Enix announced that the PC version will be released in Japan. According to the Square Enix e-Store the release of Final Fantasy VIII for PC is now planned for this winter.

Square Enix

To celebrate the upcoming release of Final Fantasy XIII-2 next week Square Enix has temporary reduced the price of Final Fantasy titles that are available in the European PlayStation Store.

Final Fantasy sale

  • Dissidia: Final Fantasy (Was £14.99/€24.99 – Now £9.99/€11.99)
  • Dissidia 012: Final Fantasy – Prologus (Was £2.39/€2.99 – Now £1.19/€1.49)
  • Dissidia 012: Final Fantasy (Was £27.99/€34.99 – Now £13.99/€17.99)
  • Final Fantasy (Was £7.99/€9.99 – Now £3.99/€4.99)
  • Final Fantasy II (Was £7.99/€9.99 – Now £3.99/€4.99)
  • Final Fantasy IV: Complete Collection (Was £27.99/€34.99 – Now £13.99/€17.99)
  • Final Fantasy V (Was £7.99/€9.99 – Now £3.99/€4.99)
  • Final Fantasy VI (Was £7.99/€9.99 – Now £3.99/€4.99)
  • Final Fantasy VII (Was £7.99/€9.99 – Now £3.99/€4.99)
  • Final Fantasy VIII (Was £7.99/€9.99 – Now £3.99/€4.99)
  • Final Fantasy IX (Was £7.99/€9.99 – Now £3.99/€4.99)
  • Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions (£7.99/€9.99 – Now £3.99/€4.99)

PlayStation Plus members will receive an extra 10% off and starting 8 February Final Fantasy V will be available for free for PlayStation Plus members.

Final Fantasy VIII

While American fans can download Final Fantasy VIII from PlayStation Network for a month now, European fans are still waiting for an European release date, untill last week.

Mike Kebby from SCEE commented on the European PlayStation Blog that the game is released on 4 February.

"FF8 is coming on the 4th of February, this is a confirmed date now. Hooray!"

If you haven't played this game, you should. It's a classic.

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