Final Fantasy VIII Remastered Is Getting A Physical Release In Australia

Final Fantasy VIII Remastered Is Getting A Physical Release In Australia

If you’ve been following us long enough here at WellPlayed, you’ll no doubt be aware that Final Fantasy VIII is pretty much my favourite video game of all time. It’s a game that I replay almost yearly, and one for which I own so much merchandise. So what’s a little more?

Square Enix announced today that last year’s Final Fantasy VIII Remastered will be getting a physical release for both PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch on December 4, 2020 (the day before my birthday, coincidence?). On PlayStation 4 it’ll be a standalone physical release, and on Switch it’ll come in the same twin pack with the original version of Final Fantasy VII that released in Japan some time ago.

I actually own the twin pack on Switch already, so while that’s sure to excite a lot of Final Fantasy fans I’m personally here for one thing only.

This beautiful bastard:

Gorgeous, isn’t it?

Square Enix has promised these physical releases will come to a number of regions, and that includes Australia, but local retail information is still to come at the time of writing. Here’s hoping it’ll be easy enough to get a hold of.

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.