Remaining Fantasy VIII is now on iOS and Android

The oft-forgotten Remaining Fantasy VIII has manufactured its way to smartphones, just a several a long time right after it originally debuted.

Now, Sq. Enix introduced the vintage roleplaying sport on both equally iOS and Android it is obtainable for $16.99 suitable now, but that price tag will leap to $20.99 starting up on April 5th. Ultimate Fantasy VIII initially launched on the initial PlayStation back in 1999, even though this version is the more modern remaster, which hit consoles like the Xbox One particular, PS4, and Swap in 2019. The match is also available on Steam. In addition to improved visuals, the remaster features some quality-of-existence tweaks, like the choice to speed up battle and globe exploration.

And whilst Remaining Fantasy VII tends to garner significantly of the franchise’s nostalgia — and the huge-price range remakesVIII is a noteworthy entry in the collection, just one that saw Ultimate Fantasy broaden into additional grownup storytelling. It was nonetheless complete of battles and monsters and magic, but the main of the expertise was on a budding romance.

“The Closing Fantasy collection always put emphasis on drama, and with Closing Fantasy VII, from a broad viewpoint, I believe we attained the pinnacle of depicting a tale wherever ‘protagonists deal with a substantial pressure of evil,’” director Yoshinori Kitase advised The Verge in 2019.

“On the flip aspect, the series has developed on a extra granular level since Ultimate Fantasy IV, as it began to contain narratives that targeted on characters’ thoughts. With the development of CG engineering allowing for a more sensitive expression of characters’ feelings, we decided to consider on the challenge to focus on ‘love,’ which delves deeper into the interior factor of humankind, as our topic.”