When Square Enix announced at this year’s E3 2019 that Final Fantasy VIII will be coming to Switch, many are hoping that aside from releasing it digitally on the eShop, it will be released physically as well. Apparently, a couple of retailers listed the game, indicating that a physical version is coming as well.
The import site called Play Asia that is based in Hong Kong recently opened up reservations for Final Fantasy VIII for the Switch, confirming that a physical version is coming indeed. Currently, the pre-orders are available for the US and European versions.
For now, the estimated retail price is at $59.99 but as we head closer to its release later this year, there’s a chance it might drop, similar to the pricing that Square Enix set for its previous remaster titles for Switch like Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age.
Here’s an overview of the PC version of Final Fantasy VIII:
Both are equally at conflict with each other as their country is with Galbadia; to others, Squall appears lacking in team spirit, while Seifer lacks the discipline of his rival. However, a chance encounter with the free-spirited Rinoa Heartilly turns Squall’s universe upside down; having thrived on discipline, Squall find the carefree Rinoa fascinating. He also begins to dream that he is Laguna Loire, a Galbadian army soldier… Meanwhile, a sorceress manipulates the most powerful men in Galbadia. Squall and Seifer are forced to cooperate on a mission to assassinate the sorceress. Will they succeed in putting aside their differences, and end the war that has ravaged their planet? What part does the mysterious Laguna play? Only you can decide what happens next, as the greatest Role Playing Adventure of all time returns.
- Magic Booster
When Magic Booster is used, the player’s inventory of the following spells is increased by 100:
Cure, Cura, Curaga, Fire, Fira, Blizzard, Blizzara, Thunder, Thundara, Sleep, Blind, Silence, Berserk, Bio, Esuna, Aero, Confuse, Break, Zombie
This feature can be used from the launcher.
- Chocobo World
This version of FFVIII includes the full game “Chocobo World” that was released as a separate application for previous versions. It is possible to play “Chocobo World” directly from the launcher after booting up FFVIII and by fulfilling certain specific conditions in the main game you will also be able to synchronise data between the two games.
We’re patiently waiting for stores like GameStop, Amazon or Best Buy put up their pre-orders. Once they do, we’ll let you know. Stay tuned.