Final Fantasy 8 Switch Remaster: Square Enix unveils FF8 Remaster, coming in 2019

Final Fantasy 8 Switch Remaster – Update 2:

The Final Fantasy VIII Remaster trailer is now live. The video description reads:

“Coming in 2019, FINAL FANTASY VIII Remastered marks the 20th Anniversary of its original release with a new visual refresh and brings the game’s beloved story to modern platforms: Steam, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. With overhauled visuals, see your favorite characters come to life like never before!”

There has also been some extra information about the game’s features revealed via a Square Enix press release:

The remaster will come with improved textures and the following extra features:

  • Battle Reinforcement: Keeps HP and ATB at maximum, allowing special skills to be activated at any time.
  • No Encounters: Turn on / off battle encounters.
  • Triple Speed: All scenes advance at three times the speed (excluding movies).

Plus, the PC version will allow cheats allowing players to:

  • Obtain All Items: Obtain all items, excluding some items.
  • Obtain All Abilities: Learn all obtainable G.F. abilities.
  • G.F. Level MAX: Max out obtainable G.F. Level.
  • Gil MAX: Max out Gil.
  • Magic MAX: Max out obtainable magic stock.
  • Obtain All Special Skills: Learn all special skills.
  • Obtain All Cards: Obtain the maximum amount of cards, excluding rare cards.

Final Fantasy 8 Switch Remaster – Update 1:

Square Enix confirmed that Final Fantasy VIII Remaster will be coming out this year. 

Final Fantasy 8 Remastered is coming to Steam, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch when it launches in 2019.


There’s some very exciting news floating around.

Rumour has it that Square Enix will announce a new Final Fantasy remaster at its E3 conference later today. 

Apparently, we’re going to see the company unveil a remastered, updated version of PSOne classic, Final Fantasy VIII.

This is according to Sabi – a Twitter user that has had a phenomenally good track record when it comes to leaks this E3 – the game is going to get announced at the Square Enix press conference later today.

We’ve already seen Square Enix release Final Fantasy VII, IX, X, X-2 and XII Switch and other consoles lately, bringing the classics back to the modern day so people can fall in love with them all over again.

FFVIII has always been omitted from announcements and releases – but maybe, now, we’re finally going to see Square Enix acknowledge the oft-derided game.

A reworked version of Final Fantasy VIII has been available on PC for a while, so it stands to reason that other consoles should get this port (hopefully with better music, though). 

The game is beloved by many – and it’s this writer’s favourite game of all time – so we know there would be a lot of celebration if Square Enix made the surprising announcement.

We don’t have long to wait to see if it’s true.

Stay tuned for more information during Square Enix E3 Live on Monday 10th June 18:00pm PDT / 02:00am BST +1 / 03:00am CEST +1.

 Stay tuned for more information during Square Enix E3 Live on Monday 10th June 18:00pm PDT / 02:00am BST +1 / 03:00am CEST +1.

Source: Read Full Article