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Final Fantasy VIII Remastered

Play-Asia has opened pre-orders for the just announced Final Fantasy VII & Final Fantasy VIII Remastered Twin Pack. You can reserve it here.

As a reminder, this is the first physical release of Final Fantasy VII & Final Fantasy VIII Remastered. It originates from Asia, but full English support is included.

Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy VIII Remastered are getting a physical release, Square Enix has revealed. The two RPGs will be sold in a single package for Switch later this year. Best of all, an English language option has been confirmed.

Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy VIII Remastered are both currently available on the Switch eShop. The latter game was thought to be receiving a physical version, but that didn’t pan out. Now, however, we know that there will be a physical edition for both classics thanks to this new Asian release.

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Now that Final Fantasy VIII is available, YouTube channel TiLMENDOMiNATiON has posted a helpful graphical comparison between the new Switch remaster and the original game.

Those interested can check out the footage below.

Final Fantasy VIII Remastered is out today on Switch as a digital download. View the game’s official launch trailer below.

Starting tomorrow, Final Fantasy VIII Remastered will be available on Switch via the eShop. Take a look at a half hour of gameplay below.

In just a couple of days, Final Fantasy VIII Remastered will be landing on Switch. This will be the first time the RPG is appearing on a Nintendo console going all the way back to 1999.

Curious as to how the new version stacks up to the original? Hit up the gallery below for several screenshot comparisons.

Final Fantasy VIII Remastered releases for Switch via the eShop on September 3.

Thanks to Jake for the tip.

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Square Enix has sent out a new Japanese web commercial for Final Fantasy VIII Remastered. Get a look at the advert below.

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After Square Enix announced the release date for Final Fantasy VIII Remastered this week, a physical version was starting to look unlikely. Given how close the game is (September 3) and the price point (just $20), the quick turnaround for a retail edition didn’t make a whole lot of sense.

Square Enix has now confirmed that Final Fantasy VIII Remastered will be digital-only. That news comes straight from the official Japanese website.

As for Play-Asia, which had opened pre-orders for Final Fantasy VIII Remastered and originally gave hope for a physical version, the retailer has now removed those listings

The eShop listing for Final Fantasy VIII Remastered has updated with the game’s final size. If you plan on downloading the RPG, you’ll need 2.6GB of free space.

Final Fantasy VIII Remastered launches on September 3. It’ll set you back $19.99.

Source: Switch eShop