Final Fantasy VIII Remastered Will Have Battle Enhancements, PC Exclusive Features

Final Fantasy VIII Remastered Will Have Battle Enhancements, PC Exclusive Features

Square Enix made some pretty massive waves during its presentation at E3 2019. While much of the focus was on the highly anticipated Final Fantasy VII Remastered, a fairly shocking revelation came in the announcement that Final Fantasy VIII Remastered will be released later this year. A while back many of the other numbered FF titles were announced for the Nintendo Switch and other platforms, though FF8 was notably absent from the list. Thankfully it appears that any issues Square Enix had has been resolved, and now, the Japanese publisher has revealed that the upcoming remaster will also ship with some notable battle enhancements.

The news comes by way of a recent interview with series producer Yoshinori Kitase, who revealed that Final Fantasy VIII Remastered will ship with multiple optional enhancements for the game’s battle system. The features are Triple Speed (speeds up the flow of battle), Battle Enhancements (Max HP and ATB Gauge, Limit Breaks always available) and a toggle for No Random Encounters.

That’s not all, either, as there will also be a few exclusive features for the PC version of the remaster that will be available through Steam. These are designed to be real game breakers, not unlike a few of the features that are accessible in the latest ports for FFIX. Here’s the list:

  • Acquire all Items, Abilities, Special Moves and Triple Triad cards
  • Max GF level, Gil, and Magic
  • Highly customizable system settings

Final Fantasy VIII Remastered releases at some point this year for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

So, thoughts on the new features? Plan on using any of them during your play-through? Let us know in the comments section below, and as always, stay tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers for all the latest gaming and entertainment news! Don’t forget to follow DFTG on Twitter for our 24/7 news feed!

Ryan "Cinna" Carrier1736 Posts

Ryan is an editor and writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he isn't reading and writing, Ryan is likely considering yet another playthrough of Final Fantasy IX. He's also the DFTG cinnamon bun.

1 Comment

  • Curt Reply

    July 30, 2019 at 11:36 PM

    Does anyone know if the items and magic that were only available in Japanese version will be available on the remastered version like “ribbon” or the Apocalypse magic that Ultimecia uses?
    Always hated that they Japanese version u could get more stuff than North America 🙁

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