Square Enix… stop teasing us. We're sure console players wouldn't mind slightly HD enhanced releases of classic PS one Final Fantasy games too. Either way, for under $12, it may be worth it to just go to Steam and download a copy.
Check out the launch trailer, some screens and the announcement. It hasn't aged well, but FFVIII is still one of the greatest classic Final Fantasy releases ever.
Final Fantasy VIII PC trailer:
Final Fantasy VIII PC screens:
SQUARE ENIX, Inc., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX interactive entertainment products in the Americas, announced today the Steam release of the new downloadable PC version of the popular role-playing adventure, FINAL FANTASY VIII at a price of $11.99.
First released in 1999, FINAL FANTASY VIII introduced multiple new features building on the staggering success of its predecessor. The fastest-selling FINAL FANTASY title up until FINAL FANTASY XIII, the game has gone on to sell over 8.5 million copies across platforms worldwide. With an emotional score by the renowned composer Nobuo Uematsu and including the vocal piece, "Eyes on Me", performed by Faye Wong, this is one of the most beloved entries in the FINAL FANTASY series. Delivering a powerful and sentimental story, players will follow the path of six elite military cadets, who’ll ultimately put their differences aside to combat a hidden threat that has gripped the country of Galbadia.
Optimized for modern high-definition PCs and fully integrated with the Steam platform, this version includes a range of new features such as a Magic Booster that enables players to power up their spells, Steam cloud support, and 45 integrated achievements to encourage players to explore various facets of the game. Also included is the Chocobo World, previously unavailable to Western players on the original release.
For more details of the game, please visit the official website: www.FINALFANTASYVIIIPC.com.
When the president of the warlike nation of Galbadia forms an alliance with a shadowy sorceress named Edea, only an elite band of mercenaries (SeeD) led by a young man named Squall can come between these would-be tyrants and world domination.