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Final Fantasy VIII Remastered

Final Fantasy VIII Remake

Square Enix previously launched a remaster for Final Fantasy VIII, but not a remake. Director Yoshinori Kitase has now weighed on what he’d do if a remake were to ever happen.

Speaking with IGN, Kitase said he’d “really rework the battle system”. The Junction system was introduced here but “it was a very difficult system for some people to get into.”

Square Enix is bringing the Final Fantasy VII / Final Fantasy VIII Remastered Twin Pack to Europe, the company has announced. This was previously released in Asia last year.

As the name implies, you’re getting two games here: Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy VIII Remastered. Both are being sold together as a single physical release.

Final Fantasy VII / Final Fantasy VIII Remastered Twin Pack releases in Europe on December 4 for €39.99. Square Enix is taking pre-orders through its online store here.

Game Informer recently interviewed Final Fantasy VIII director Yoshinori Kitase, who spoke about the game’s initial release. The two sides discussed how it was initially received, some plans for Laguna that never came to fruition, and the one thing Kitase would change.

You can find excerpts from these topics below. For the full discussion, head on over to Game Informer.

Square Enix has shared a new behind-the-scenes video for Final Fantasy VIII Remastered. Below, director Yoshinori Kitase, producer Shinji Hashimoto, and art director Yusuke Naora discuss inspirations behind the game’s fantasy world, creation of iconic scenes, and more.

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.


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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