Final Fantasy fans are rather excited about all of the news coming out of E3 2019 and beyond, and now gamers have more to get excited about with the best JRPG franchise there is. That’s because it’s been uncovered that the upcoming remake of Final Fantasy VIII will have multiple localization and voice-over options.
The game’s official website had some dexcriptions of the game buried in its code, which was uncovered by enterprising fans. Here’s the relevant text:
Widely beloved, FINAL FANTASY VIII casts unlikely heroes into a war to save the world. The military nation of Galbadia has declared war on the Dukedom of Dollet, who are left with no choice but to hire a mercenary force for their defense. Enter SeeD and its newest member: Squall Leonhart. Together with his friends, Squall joins Rinoa Heartilly, a member of a resistance group, on an adventure that holds the fate of their world in its balance. FINAL FANTASY VIII Remastered marks the 20th Anniversary of its original release with a complete visual refresh and brings the game’s classic story to modern platforms: Steam, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. With fully overhauled visuals, see your favorite characters come to life like never before! FINAL FANTASY VIII Remastered is an RPG, available in English and Japanese voiceover, and is also text localized into French, Italian, German and Spanish.
This is really good news, because the original Final Fantasy VIII didn’t have voice-overs at all. And with both Japanese and English options, players will have plenty of immersion options for their personal preference. And in terms of text, the remaster will also have localized text in French, Italian, German and Spanish.
The remade classic RPG will have other gameplay options as well for the sake of fans. The remake of FF 8 will also have a variety of cheat options built-in. Players will be able to turn off random battles, as well as maximizing skills and gear.
Sony is also working hard on other projects based on the legendary franchise. There’s a new Final Fantasy 14 TV series in the works, with a project currently in development with the same studio behind the Netflix Witcher adaptation.