On Twitter, Square Enix announced that Final Fantasy VIII Remastered will release on September 3.
The game will be released on Steam, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and the Nintendo Switch. According to the tweet, this version of the game will feature “new graphical enhancements and a whole host of options to customize your gameplay experience!” The game will set gamers back $19.99. Those who preorder the game on the PlayStation Store will receive a theme for their PlayStation 4.
#FinalFantasy VIII returns as FINAL FANTASY VIII Remastered featuring new graphical enhancements and a whole host of options to customize your gameplay experience! Coming to #PS4, #NintendoSwitch, #Xbox One, and #Steam on September 3.
— FINAL FANTASY (@FinalFantasy) August 20, 2019
Final Fantasy VIII Remastered will give the original game a fresh new coat of paint, making it look better than before. There will also be a number of new functions for players to employ. This includes a Battle Assist that maxes out the character’s HP and ATB and lets players trigger Limit Breaks whenever. Players will also be able to turn off battle encounters and speed up the game by 3x. The Steam version will come with even more functions, such as the ability to possess all items, max out all GF levels, and unlock all of the character’s Limit Breaks.
Final Fantasy VIII follows Squall Leonhart, a mercenary who must embark on an adventure that holds the fate of his world in the balance. The game differentiates itself from other Final Fantasy titles through the GF (Guardian Forces) and Junctioning systems. GFs (the game’s form of summonings) are able to level up and grant the characters different abilities and stat boosts. Through GFs, players can junction their magic, increasing stats and resistances, as well as giving their attacks special properties.
Final Fantasy VIII Remastered will release on September 3 for the PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and the Nintendo Switch.
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