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Final Fantasy VIII Remastered dated, coming next month

Most RPG fans are probably preoccupied with that FF7 remake, but there’s a remaster of Final Fantasy VIII on the way too. And it’s hitting next month.

A final remaster

Now, this is not to be confused with the total ground-up remake that Final Fantasy VII is getting. When that arrives, it should be like playing a whole new game. What we’re talking about here, in contrast, is a remaster.

But while Final Fantasy VIII Remastered is just that, it’s not to say that there aren’t some new additions to go along with the sharper looks. And that includes a very interesting “No Encounters” option.

Here’s what’s new:

  • 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 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).

Aside from the above, Square Enix has also given fans a release date to look forward to. Final Fantasy VIII Remastered will officially hit the Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC (via Steam) on September 3rd.

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