Final Fantasy VIII Remastered Now Available On Android & iOS
It looks like yet another mainline Final Fantasy game has finally made its way to the mobile platform. It’s been announced that Final Fantasy VIII Remastered is now available for both Android & iOS, with the title currently available at a discounted price in celebration of Squall’s jump to mobile.
Square Enix took to Twitter today to make the surprise announcement that Final Fantasy VIII is now available through Google Play and the iOS App Store. The game is currently available for purchase for $16.99 (discounted from $20.00), with the sale price valid from March 25 to April 4. Here’s the reveal tweet:
Surprise! #FinalFantasy VIII Remastered is available today and discounted for a limited time through Google Play and the App Store.
— FINAL FANTASY (@FinalFantasy) March 25, 2021
It should be noted that the mobile version of Final Fantasy VIII Remastered is actually the PC remastered version of the title originally released in 1999. That said, the game’s description on Google Play note that there are a few glitches to watch out for, such as characters getting stuck when trying to enter or exit vehicles that are parked too close to impassible terrain. It is also noted that the x3 Speed Boost feature can make certain locations difficult to navigate, so it’s best to turn off in these scenarios. Here are the bonus features available on this version of the remaster:
・Battle Assist – Max out HP and ATB gauge during battle and activate Limit Breaks at any time.
・No Encounters – Players can choose to turn Battle Encounters on or off.
・3x Speed – With the exception of certain cutscenes, players can choose to proceed through the game at 3x speed.
Final Fantasy VIII Remastered is now available for PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and now Android & iOS platforms.
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