Final Fantasy VIII is finally getting Remastered, not a remake

Joanna Estrada
Июня 11, 2019

Square Enix won E3 2019 with their presentation of the new Final Fantasy VII Remake trailer, showing off gameplay refined from the ground up and revealing the all-new Tactical Mode. It'll be out this year for PS4/Xbox/PC/Switch.

Since the first video game was released in 1987, Final Fantasyhas been a favourite among gamers - and a huge part of the franchise's cult status can be attributed to its glorious soundtrack, composed by Nobuo Uematsu.

It's been a long time coming for fans of Final Fantasy VIII but it's finally happening, there's a remaster coming.

And yet, Final Fantasy 8 has always been seen as the black sheep of the family.

Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers will release July 2, 2019 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. It's not almost as substantial an undertaking as the Final Fantasy VII remake, but it is more than a simple re-release - we're looking at new character models that make for a pretty substantial visual upgrade compared with the original. It looks a little like the combat is actually going to be closer to Final Fantasy XIII's system, which I personally don't think is a bad thing. "It's one of my favorite Final Fantasy's, and the PC version looked very bad and just didn't work great".

This sentiment was shared among many, but those who sighed in exasperation did so not just because of the the title.

Maybe it has something to do with the original game code being lost to time or Square Enix not wanting to pony up and pay royalty fees to Faye Wong.

We're not sure exactly what Square Enix has in store for the event, except for "Marvel's Avengers", which will get its worldwide reveal. I can see why this may have been an exasperating experience for those who were watching exclusively for Avengers. Stay wired for more details in the future.

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