Square Enix has revealed that Final Fantasy VIII will be seeing a remastered release for Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One and PC later this year. Officially titled “Final Fantasy VIII Remastered” the upcoming game was first announced during the E3 2019’s Square Enix Live presentation.
Pegged to drop at some point in 2019, Final Fantasy VIII Remastered’s impending release will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the game’s original launch (back in 1999). The games boasts a “new visual refresh” for modern consoles but, if the trailer is anything to go by, appears to retain it’s original 4:3 aspect ratio.
Fans who were disappointed by the lack of Final Fantasy VIII on Switch during last year’s Final Fantasy VII, IX, and XII port announcements can finally rest easy. As not only is the title now officially Switch-bound, the reason for the game’s omission has also become crystal clear.
Final Fantasy VIII Remastered will be heading to Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One and PC in 2019. No official pricing or exact release date has been provided by Square Enix as of yet.
If you’re looking forward to jumping back 20 years and want to check out what the remaster has in store, then be sure to check out Square Enix’s official Final Fantasy VIII Remastered E3 2019 trailer included below: