At E3 this year, Square Enix‘s live event confirmed suspicions that Final Fantasy VIII Remastered would come to the Switch. The release date has finally been announced. The title will be released to the Nintendo Switch and multiple other platforms on September 3.
Final Fantasy VIII is based off of the 1999 PlayStation original. The remastered game has new graphic enhancements, along with brand new options and mechanics that make the game run smoother. The players will now be able to customize their gameplay experience.
Square Enix dropped a release date reveal trailer on their YouTube channel. Get ready to reunite with friends and define the course of time; this time YOU decide how you play with Final Fantasy VIII Remastered.
The remastered edition enhances the original aspect and adventures of the game, along with new features. We can look forward to:
- Enhanced visuals. Several characters, enemies, and objects have been refined.
- Battle Assist. Activate this booster in order to max out your HP and ATB bars, trigger Limit Breaks at any time. You will lose all HP when you get hit by a critical attack that gives more damage than your HP, or by lethal damage.
- No encounters. This prohibits random encounters. Event battles still have to be completed in order for the story to advance, but you can explore without encountering enemies.
- 3x speed boost. If you’re looking to speed up the game, or at the very least speed through easy battles, this feature is perfect. It accelerates time by a factor of 3, allowing you to get somewhere in a hurry. This feature won’t work with select scenes and movies.
Words: Shae Arabella | Photo: Square Enix
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