Square Enix Inc., has just announced the Steam release of the new downloadable PC edition of Final Fantasy VIII, one of their most popular entries in the Final Fantasy RPG series.
First released in 1999, Final Fantasy VIII introduced multiple new features building on the staggering success of its predecessor. The fastest-selling Final Fantasy VIII title up until Final Fantasy XIII, the game has gone on to sell over 8.5 million copies across platforms worldwide. With an emotional score by the renowned composer Nobuo Uematsu and including the vocal piece, “Eyes on Me”, performed by Faye Wong, this is one of the most beloved entries in the Final Fantasy VIII series. Delivering a powerful and sentimental story, players will follow the path of six elite military cadets, who’ll ultimately put their differences aside to combat a hidden threat that has gripped the country of Galbadia.
Optimized for modern high-definition PCs and fully integrated with the Steam platform, this version includes a range of new features such as a Magic Booster that enables players to power up their spells, Steam cloud support, and 45 integrated achievements to encourage players to explore various facets of the game. Also included is the Chocobo World, previously unavailable to Western players on the original release.
Essentially, this is the ultimate edition of Final Fantasy VIII and at a bargain price it will sit nicely in my Steam collection next to Final Fantasy VII. Check out the official Steam page for the game here.
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