Final Fantasy VIII Remastered has been announced two months ago at the E3 2019, but Square Enix didn't say anything regarding a physical edition of the game. It seems like, however, the game is also going to be available at retail for consoles.
Online retailer Play-Asia recently opened pre-orders for the physical edition of Final Fantasy VIII Remastered for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. The price seems a little high for a remaster, so it's likely that it is a placeholder until official news from Square Enix come in.
Play-Asia isn't the first retails to have the retail version of the game up for pre-order, as Base also had it up a little while back.
The remaster of the eighth entry in the series will come with some new features not found in the original as well as improved visuals.
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 launches this year on PC as well as on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.