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.
🌍 Europe, the Middle East, Australia, and New Zealand— FINAL FANTASY (@FinalFantasy) October 16, 2020
🕹️ #FinalFantasy VII and FFVIII Remastered Twin Pack on #NintendoSwitch
💿 FFVIII Remastered on #PS4
📅 December 4, 2020
FFVII & FFVIII: https://t.co/VcG4va3Ccj
FFVIII: https://t.co/gg6KyRGrn7 pic.twitter.com/GgKRSJhHtn
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.