On a Trip Down Memory Lane with Final Fantasy VIII, X, X-2 HD

Much to the delight of its fans worldwide, Square Enix has released a new and improved HD version of its PS1 classic, Final Fantasy VIII. If you’re a twenty something gamer who grew up alongside the SONY PlayStation One, then this game will surely catapult you back to your childhood. The re-mastered version of the Square game is priced at £9.99 / €12.99 / $11.99 on the Steam store and on the Square Enix store.

Boost Spells; Play Chocobo World

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The new and improved version of FF8 is optimized for HD PCs, allowing you to re-experience the world with crisp and clean visuals. Aside from that, Square Enix added a range of new features to the game, like the Magic Booster. This allows users to increase their inventory of certain spells by 100. If you remember, with the FF8’s junction system, you can only use a spells for a number of times before they run out. With Magic Boost, you don’t have to worry about that.

The new version of the game also comes with optional cloud saves, controller support, and 45 Steam achievements. The best part is the addition ofChocobo World,a Pocket Station game compatible with Final Fantasy VIIIwhich was previously unavailable for players outside Japan. In Chocobo World, users control Boko the Chicobo, who’s in search of MiniMog, his friend who failed to return from a trip to Scary Mountain.

Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD to U.S. and Europe Release Date Announced

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The nostalgia doesn’t just end there. Square Enix has also releasedan HD version of its mega hit, Final Fantasy X and its sequel Final Fantasy X-2. The company said that the new versions will be available on PS Vita and PS3 on March 18, 2014 in North America and March 21, 2014 in Europe. IGN has confirmed that the two games will be bundled together when released for both platforms.

Reports of another installment to the Final Fantasy X line have also surfaced. Siliconera states that in a book released with the Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD in Japan, Final Fantasy writer Kazushige Nojima hinted at the possibility of creating or releasing Final Fantasy X-3 if there’s “enough demand.”

Fans Hope for Final Fantasy VII HD

With all new HD versions of classic Square Enix games being released for PS3, PC, and PS Vita, fans once again clamor for an improved version of Final Fantasy VII, the bestselling game in the entire Final Fantasy series. While there are still no plans for a re-mastered version of Final Fantasy VII, the latest releases reignite hope that the Japanese company will release what its fans have been eagerly anticipating for many years.

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