Final Fantasy VIII will be getting a fresh coat of paint thanks to a brand new remaster in celebration of the titles 20-year anniversary but fans of the title will be even happier to know they won't have to wait long for the remaster to arrive on PS4, Xbox One, and Steam as Square Enix has announced that the title will hit stores on September 3, 2019.
The remastered version includes the following boosts to enhance the experience:
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 event battles.
3x Speed Boost: Play through the game with three times the speed.
The STEAM version will also receive 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).
Pre-orders for the PlayStation®4 system will include a commemorative PlayStation®4 Theme, while pre-purchases on STEAM will include exclusive wallpapers featuring Squall Leonhart and Rinoa Heartilly.
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