Square Enix didn’t disappoint at this years E3, announcing a slew of upcoming games and finally releasing trailers for games such as Final Fantasy 7, The Avengers and Outriders. Their conference this year is especially sweet for fans of the Final Fantasy franchise as the company not only released insightful teasers for their much awaited Final Fantasy 7 reboot, but also announced that Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles and Final Fantasy VIII will be remastered.
That’s right. Final Fantasy VIII. The black sheep of the FF franchise is finally getting the love and attention we all know it deserves. Square Enix has sort of ignored the eighth installment of the FF series up till now, with the company announcing that the game will be making its way to the PS4, Switch, Xbox One, and Steam later this year.
The game, which was originally released in 1999, came hot on the heels of the success that was FFVII. The game follows a group of students at an elite military school as they become wrapped up in a great conflict with a sorceress trying to compress time.
I for one absolutely can’t wait. The opening credits for the game where Squall and Seifer are battling out is one of the first real video game cutscene that i distinctly remember and the game itself was a real piece of work. No news yet on the actual release date but with Square Enix coming out and saying that it’ll be released later this year, i’m already excited.