Final Fantasy VIII News

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Final Fantasy VIII - 6 days ago

Inside Final Fantasy VIII Remastered with Kitase, Hashimoto and Naora released

Square Enix has released the sixth installment in their ongoing 'Inside Final Fantasy' series of videos and this one covers Final Fantasy VIII Remastered. It features Yoshinori Kitase (Final Fantasy VIII Director and co-writer + Supervis...

Final Fantasy VIII - 10 days ago

Yoshinori Kitase would like a remake of Final Fantasy VIII done by younger staff

Yoshinori Kitase, the director of the original Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy VIII has been serving as producer on Final Fantasy VII Remake for nearly six years. Following the recent release of Final Fantasy VIII Remastered and wit...

Final Fantasy VIII - 1 month ago

Yoshinori Kitase oversaw the remastering of Final Fantasy VIII, knows of that meme

Despite simply receiving a special thanks on the credits for Final Fantasy VIII Remastered, Yoshinori Kitase has revealed in an interview with Edamame Arcade Channel that he actually "oversaw the whole process" of remastering Final Fantasy VIII....


Final Fantasy VIII - 1 month ago

Yasuhisa Izumisawa, Gen Kobayashi, Yukihiro Kajimoto share art for FFVIII Remastered

Following Toshiyuki Itahana's, Square Enix has released 3 new pieces of Final Fantasy VIII inspired artwork by other great artists who work on Square Enix games in order to celebrate the release of Final Fantasy VIII Remastered. First is...

Final Fantasy VIII - 2 months ago

Toshiyuki Itahana celebrates the launch of Final Fantasy VIII Remastered with new art

To celebrate the release of Final Fantasy VIII Remastered, Square Enix artist Toshiyuki Itahana who is the character designer for Mobius Final Fantasy, Final Fantasy IX, the Chocobo series and Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles in addition to being one...

Final Fantasy VIII - 2 months ago

Final Fantasy VIII Remastered's launch trailer offers a brief look at the game

Final Fantasy VIII Remastered is of course now available worldwide, finally bringing the game to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch alongside re-releasing it for the third time on PC. And to celebrate, Square Enix has released a launch trail...

Mobius Final Fantasy - 2 months ago

Final Fantasy VIII: The Sleeping Lion continues in Mobius Final Fantasy

The Mobius Final Fantasy team have revealed what's coming to the global version of the game in September 2019 and it's headlined by the continuation of Final Fantasy VIII: The Sleeping Lion. Episode 2, Part 2 arrived today (September 2), while Episode 3 will begin on September 9 with Part 1....

Final Fantasy VIII - 2 months ago

New Final Fantasy VIII Remastered web commercial features Eyes On Me

Square Enix has released a new web commercial for Final Fantasy VIII Remastered that features the game's vocal theme "Eyes On Me" by Faye Wong. It's funny to think people used to think this song was the reason Square Enix hadn't ported Final Fantasy VIII to other platforms. It features footage from...

Final Fantasy VIII - 2 months ago

Final Fantasy VIII Remastered will be a digital release only, VIII surpasses 9.6 million sold

There were some reports or rumours that Final Fantasy VIII Remastered would see a physical release of some kind but Square Enix Japan has confirmed that all versions will only be sold digitally. This is zero surprise since Final Fantasy IX's remaster was only released digitally as well and games are...


Final Fantasy VIII - 2 months ago

Final Fantasy VIII Remastered launches September 3 on PS4, Xbox One, Switch and PC

Square Enix has made a surprise announcement during Gamescom 2019 that Final Fantasy VIII Remastered will be released on September 3, 2019. It will be available on the PlayStation Store for PlayStation 4, Xbox Store for Xbox One, Nintendo eShop for Switch and Steam for PC. Pre-orders from the PlayStation Store will...

Mobius Final Fantasy - 2 months ago

Check out how Squall plays in Mobius Final Fantasy

The Mobius Final Fantasy team have released a new video to showcase the latest Ultimate Hero in the game, Squall Leonhart. It shows a few moves along with the Lion Heart Limit Break. In case you didn't know there's two versions of Squall available, one is automatically given to you in The...

Mobius Final Fantasy - 2 months ago

Final Fantasy VIII: The Sleeping Lion now available in the global version of Mobius Final Fantasy

The Mobius Final Fantasy team are celebrating the global version of the game's 3rd anniversary with the launch of the collaboration event Final Fantasy VIII: The Sleeping Lion. Episode 1, Part 1 arrived on August 1 alongside the arrival of two new Ultimate Heroes and a new Legend Job. The Ultimate...


Final Fantasy VIII - 4 months ago

Final Fantasy VIII finally coming to PS4, Xbox One and Switch in 2019, PC gets exclusives

In news that has no doubt pleased many, Square Enix has finally announced that they will release Final Fantasy VIII on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch worldwide in 2019 while also re-releasing it on PC in celebration of the game's 20th anniversary. It will be titled Final Fantasy VIII...

Mobius Final Fantasy - 8 months ago

Mobius Final Fantasy to conclude its Final Fantasy VIII event in Japan on March 1

Square Enix has revealed that the final part of their large scale Final Fantasy VIII 20th anniversary event in Mobius Final Fantasy will be released in the Japanese version of the game on March 1, 2019. Square Enix also released a new trailer to preview it. It shows Squall fighting the...

Mobius Final Fantasy - 11 months ago

Mobius Final Fantasy presents Final Fantasy VIII in high definition with its new event

Square Enix Business Division 1, the team behind Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy VIII, Final Fantasy X, Final Fantasy X-2, Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy XIII-2 and Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII as well as the Final Fantasy VII Remake is giving fans a dose of Final Fantasy VIII in...


Mobius Final Fantasy - 11 months ago

Squall is going to be a playable character in Mobius Final Fantasy for everyone

In the latest livestream for the Japanese version of Mobius Final Fantasy, producer Yoshinori Kitase and project leader Takashi Shiraga have given a first look at the upcoming Final Fantasy VIII event. The event will be released across December till February 2019 in the Japanese version. The first region will be Balamb...

Mobius Final Fantasy - 1 year ago

Final Fantasy VIII 20th anniversary event coming to Mobius Final Fantasy

Square Enix has announced during their Tokyo Game Show 2018 livestream for Mobius Final Fantasy that (as I predicted) they will be holding a Final Fantasy VIII collaboration event in the game to celebrate it's 20th anniversary. It will be coming to the Japanese version this Winter and will come to...

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT - 1 year ago

Rinoa Heartilly arrives in Dissidia Final Fantasy NT

Square Enix and developer Team Ninja have now added Final Fantasy VIII's Rinoa Heartilly to Dissidia Final Fantasy NT. You'll have to purchase her of course from the PlayStation Store for $7.29 / €5,99 / £4.99 unless you have the Season Pass. Two additional add-ons are also available. First the Party Dress...