It is a time of war.
The Republic of Galbadia, under the influence of the sorceress Edea, mobilizes its great armies against the other nations of the world.
Squall and other members of SeeD, an elite mercenary force, join hands with Rinoa, a resistance fighter, to fight against Galbadia's tyrannical rule and to prevent Edea from fulfilling her ultimate goal.
This product is a remaster of FINAL FANTASY VIII, featuring multiple enhancements including additional options to customize your gameplay experience and difficulty.
Functions have been added to ensure a more pleasant journey!
HP and ATB will always be maxed out, and Limit Breaks are available to trigger at any time.
Turn on/off battle encounters.
Speed Boost (X3)
Play all scenes at 3x speed.
GF (Guardian Force)
Enjoy more freedom in the battles by junctioning the GFs (Guardian Forces) that you have acquired!
During battles, characters can siphon Magic from enemies using Draw.
You can also decide to stock the Magic to save in your Magic inventory.
You may even be able to siphon a GF if you're lucky!
The game is now compatible with Full HD (1920 x 1080) display and has implemented all new character models!
Enjoy "Final Fantasy VIII" with character models in higher definition!
The main protagonist of the story. A cadet at the Balamb Garden Military Academy's elite mercenary force SeeD. Impassive and cold, Squall is an introverted and cool-headed guy lacking a strong sense of camaraderie who dislikes people stepping into his personal territory.
A cheerful girl with a life-of-the-party liveliness and has the heart to treat everyone fairly. She is true to her feelings and bears her heart on her sleeve without hesitation. But from time to time, she says things to hide her true feelings…
A SeeD cadet with great aptitude, but is perceived as a troublemaker because of his inability to follow orders and keep a level head. He thinks highly of Squall's abilities but also strongly regards him as a big rival.
An upbeat girl whose personality doesn't fit the mold of a Military Academy cadet. She has a very laid-back way of speaking, which can often throw people off.
A martial arts specialist who entered the Balamb Garden at the age of 13, following the footsteps of his grandfather, who was an admirable soldier. His action is ruled by instinct, and he has a difficult time thinking rationally. But he is honest and diligent at heart.
A cheerful man with great generosity, helping the weak and breaking the strong. As a soldier turned journalist, he now uses a pen instead of a sword to bravely face the evil in the world.
Becoming a member of SeeD at the age of 15, Quistis is now the instructor of Squall and other cadets. Despite looking as if she is composed and assertive, she is actually prone to failure and easily feels down by the smallest things.
A member of Galbadia Garden who refers to himself as "the best shooter in the Garden." It seems there are no doubts that he is a great shooter, but he may be overconfident, and also is a ladies' man. He does look insensitive and shallow, but actually, he is surprisingly very sensitive and honest.