At long last, we’re excited to celebrate with fans of Final Fantasy VIII! For the first time in its 20-year history, the beloved adventure of Squall Leonhart comes to Xbox One with a visual overhaul as Final Fantasy VIII Remastered.
A widely embraced franchise favorite, Final Fantasy VIII has always stood out for its realistic art style and authentic storytelling – fans have been clamoring for this title to receive the same remastered love and attention as its peers. We heard you!
The uniqueness of Final Fantasy VIII’s design, characters, and gameplay mechanics differentiate the game from its predecessors. For the first time in the franchise’s history, characters are modelled to be realistic and true-to-life, moving away from the established high fantasy feel in favor of a grounded, modern story.
Final Fantasy VIII also introduced Guardian Forces, providing a new level of customization to battle strategy. Like our fans, we believe this title’s uniqueness is not to be overlooked, a testament to the series tradition of innovating with each new title. We wanted to give more players a chance to discover Final Fantasy VIII with a newly refreshed look!
For new fans, the story of Final Fantasy VIII casts unlikely heroes in a war to save the world. The setting: military nation Galbadia has declared war on the Dukedom of Dollet, left with no choice but to hire a mercenary force for their defense. Enter SeeD and its newest member: Squall Leonhart. Together with his friends, Squall joins Rinoa Heartilly, a member of the resistance, on a journey that holds the fate of their world in its balance.
In Final Fantasy VIII Remastered, we aimed to revitalize these beloved characters without compromising the feel of the original game. We hope players and fans alike will enjoy seeing them come to life like never before!