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E3 2019: Final Fantasy 8 Remaster Confirmed By Square Enix

SURPRISE!

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We might not have yet had the release of the Final Fantasy 7 Remake, but it seems Square Enix is already looking to give Final Fantasy 8 some similar treatment and TLC.

Announcing the news during its E3 2019 press conference, Square Enix surprised everyone by introducing Final Fantasy 8 remaster, which is coming later in 2019 for Steam, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch

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The game’s description reads as follows: “Coming in 2019, FINAL FANTASY VIII Remastered marks the 20th Anniversary of its original release with a new visual refresh and brings the game’s beloved story to modern platforms: Steam, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. With overhauled visuals, see your favorite characters come to life like never before!”

In case you missed it, check out the reveal trailer below!

Square Enix’s time at E3 2019 was everything that Final Fantasy fans had been hoping for.

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In a surprising move, Square Enix announced the release date for its upcoming game Final Fantasy 7 Remake during an orchestral performance the day before its conference was scheduled.

Final Fantasy VII Remake – which is looking absolutely flawless by the way – will be releasing March 3, 2020.

Square Enix described the game as follows: “The world has fallen under the control of the Shinra Electric Power Company, a shadowy corporation controlling the planet’s very life force as mako energy. In the sprawling city of Midgar, an anti-Shinra organization calling themselves Avalanche have stepped up their resistance. Cloud Strife, a former member of Shinra’s elite SOLDIER unit now turned mercenary, lends his aid to the group, unaware of the epic consequences that await him. A spectacular reimagining of one of the most visionary games ever, the first game in this project will be set in the eclectic city of Midgar and presents a fully standalone gaming experience.”

During the conference, it was revealed there’ll be enough content to fill two Blu-Ray discs. Sounds good to me!

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The future is looking seriously bright for FF fans!

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