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Square-Enix releasing Final Fantasy VII/VIII Remastered Twin Pack at retail in Asia

This'll be quite a hot import

Square-Enix is releasing a Final Fantasy VII/VIII Remastered Twin Pack in Asia, and it's due out sometime in 2019. This retail box will include both Final Fantasy VIII and Final Fantasy VIII Remastered, and supports English and Japanese. As for whether this release includes two games on one card, one card + one download, or two downloads remains to be seen.

Check out Square-Enix's entire TGS 2019 stage show presentation series (multiple games)

Hours of content!

Square-Enix had a ton of stage shows at TGS 2019, in which they showed off their upcoming slate of the games. If you want to catch up on every single Switch-related stage show Square-Enix did, you can do so in this post! Check out the presentations for Romancing SaGa 3, Trials of Mana, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Remastered Edition, Dragon Quest XI S, and Star Ocean: First Departure R in this post!





Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Remastered Edition gets more gameplay, and another batch of screens

After months of silence after the reveal, Square-Enix is finally sharing some content on Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Remastered Edition. Another round of gameplay footage is available above, as well as even more screens and art. You can check out that content below.

Check out more screens and art here

Square-Enix announces "Square Enix Jazz: Final Fantasy VII" album

Do you like jazz?

Square-Enix has been putting out a bunch of interesting music collections lately, and they've just announced another unique album today. The company is working on Square Enix Jazz: Final Fantasy VII, which will include 12 jazzy covers of songs from Final Fantasy VII. Square Enix Jazz: Final Fantasy VII is set to release in Japan on January 22nd, 2020.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Remastered Edition gets another round of screens and art

Check out more screens and art here

Long ago, a giant meteorite fell on the land, and deadly miasma blanketed the world. Crystals keep the miasma in check, but the crystals' power is not eternal. Young adventurers embark on a journey once a year seeking "drops of myrrh" to purify the crystals. These are the chronicles of brave young adventurers who journey to protect their home. These are the "CRYSTAL CHRONICLES."

Third piece of celebratory artwork for Final Fantasy VIII Remastered released

We're still celebrating!

I guess Square-Enix has contacted a bunch of artists to celebrate the release of Final Fantasy VIII Remastered! This is the third piece of art they've shared on the game's launch, with this one coming from Yukihiro Kajimoto, the illustrator of Star Ocean: Anamnesis. Will there be more artwork released moving forward? I guess we'll have to wait until tomorrow to find out!

Another piece of celebratory art released for Final Fantasy VIII Remastered

The celebration continues!

Square-Enix has already released a special piece of art celebrating the launch of Final Fantasy VIII Remastered, but now they've come out with a second tribute. The illustration above was created by Gen Kobayashi, who was the illustrator for Climber’s High.

Digital Foundry - Final Fantasy 8 Remastered vs Original Comparison

The kings of comparisons take a crack at FFVIII

Is this the remaster we've waited 20 years for? Final Fantasy 8 is one of the most cutting edge games on the original PlayStation, and at last we have it on modern consoles - reviewed on PS4 here. It's the last of the mainline series to get the remaster treatment too – but clearly the project's had its challenges, as Tom explains.

Square-Enix artist creates special celebratory piece for Final Fantasy VIII Remastered's launch

A launch worth celebrating

Final Fantasy VIII Remastered is now available on the Switch worldwide, and Square-Enix artist Toshiyuki Itahana has celebrated with the special piece seen above. Itahana has worked on countless Final Fantasy projects over the years as a character designer and art director, so he's definitely a great person to peg for some celebratory art!

Final Fantasy VIII Remastered now available

The classic returns

LOS ANGELES (Sept. 3, 2019) – One of gaming’s most cherished RPGs returns today on modern platforms with the release of FINAL FANTASY® VIII Remastered on the Nintendo Switch™ system, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, PC (STEAM®), and the Xbox One family of devices.

Marking the 20th anniversary of the game’s original release, FINAL FANTASY VIII Remastered features newly rendered visuals that breathe life into the game’s characters like never before. Players step into the shoes of SeeD recruit Squall Leonhart and resistance fighter Rinoa Heartilly as they work together to save the world from the military nation of Galbadia.

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’s 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).

FINAL FANTASY VIII Remastered is available now for $19.99 for the Nintendo Switch™ system, PlayStation®4 system, PC (STEAM), and the Xbox One family of devices. For more information, visit http://www.ffviiiremastered.com. This game is rated T (Teen) by the ESRB.

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