Twenty years after the release of the original, Final Fantasy VIII Remastered launched today on PC, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One.
Final Fantasy VIII Remastered includes graphical improvements, such as higher-resolution character models, and improved gameplay mechanics.
Here are just a few of the game’s new options, which are mainly focused on making it easier to enjoy the story:
- Battle Assist: The ability to always have maxed out HP and ATB, and trigger Limit Breaks at any time.
- No Encounters: An enemy encounter option that allows players to enjoy the storyline uninterrupted. While enemy encounters are turned off, players can still enjoy the story’s event battles.
- 3x Speed Boost: Play through the game with three times the speed.
The Steam version has some additional functions, including All Items (possess all items except for a few certain items), All Abilities, GF Max Level, Max Gil, Max Magic, All Limit Breaks, and All Cards (possess max number of Triple Triad Cards except for Rare Cards).
Final Fantasy VIII Remastered retails for $19.99. It is rated T for Teen.
Watch the official launch trailer below: