E3 2019 - It's official: Final Fantasy 8 is getting remastered for all platforms in 2019.
Square Enix today confirmed Final Fantasy 8 will get a remastered treatment, but it won't feature dramatically enhanced graphics and newly tooled systems like the Final Fantasy 7: Remake. The graphics are still decidedly old-school and the classic look and feel is there, complete with Guardian Forces, turn-based combat, and Squall's emo attitude.
Final Fantasy 8 Remastered will release sometime in 2019 on PS4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch.
Here's a bit more from the press release:
Announced during the SQUARE ENIX E3 Live event earlier today, FINAL FANTASY VIII Remastered brings the game's classic story to modern platforms, now with newly rendered visuals that bring the game's characters to life like never before.
In FINAL FANTASY VIII, the military nation of Galbadia has declared war on the Dukedom of Dollet, who must hire the mercenary force, SeeD. Squall Leonhart, a new member of SeeD, together with his friends and Rinoa Heartilly, a member of a resistance group, get pulled into the war, unaware of their fated task to save the world.
FINAL FANTASY VIII Remastered will be available for the Nintendo Switch™ system, PlayStation®4 system, Xbox One family of devices and PC (Steam) in 2019.