Marking the game’s 20th anniversary year, Final Fantasy VIII Remastered is now available for fans to purchase and download on current generation platforms, including PlayStation 4, Xbox One devices, Nintendo Switch and PC (Steam). The retail price is set at $19.99 USD and the launch trailer can be viewed below.
Final Fantasy VIII Remastered includes newly rendered visuals alongside a small bundle of additional updates to the original game. These updates include the following:
- 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’s 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).