Final Fantasy VIII Remaster Announced

Final Fantasy VIII Remaster Announced

Thanks, Square Enix. You broke me.

The one and only thing I ever hope to see announced every time Square Enix’s E3 presentation rolls around is some kind of Final Fantasy VIII re-release. A remake, remaster, port? I don’t care. Just give me FFVIII. Until now it’s been the shunned child of the golden years of Final Fantasy, with VII, IX, X, X-2 and XII all receiving ports or remasters on current platforms.

That ends today with Final Fantasy VIII Remastered:

Although it just looks like a cleaned-up HD port as opposed to anything approaching Final Fantasy VII Remake status, I’m happy with what it is. PC players have enjoyed HD versions of the game for a while now, and I could always crack out my PS1 and play the original, but it’s just nice to feel acknowledged as a fan, y’know? And hopefully there are some cool tweaks and improvements to come along with it.

Final Fantasy VIII Remastered is coming this year (!) to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Switch!

Kieron started gaming on the SEGA Master System, with Sonic the Hedgehog, Alex Kidd and Wonder Boy. The 20-odd years of his life since have not seen his love for platformers falter even slightly. A separate love affair, this time with JRPGs, developed soon after being introduced to Final Fantasy VIII (ie, the best in the series). Further romantic subplots soon blossomed with quirky Japanese games, the occasional flashy AAA action adventure, and an unhealthy number of indie gems. To say that Kieron lies at the center of a tangled, labyrinthine web of sexy video game love would be an understatement.