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LOS ANGELES (Dec. 5, 2013) –
SQUARE ENIX, Inc., the publisher of SQUARE
ENIX® interactive entertainment products in the Americas,
announced today the Steam release of the new downloadable PC
version of the popular role-playing adventure,
FINAL FANTASY® VIII
at a price of $11.99.
First released in 1999,
FINAL FANTASY VIII introduced multiple new features
building on the staggering success of its predecessor. The
fastest-selling FINAL FANTASY title up until
FINAL FANTASY XIII, the game has gone on to sell over 8.5
million copies across platforms worldwide. With an emotional
score by the renowned composer Nobuo Uematsu and including the
vocal piece, "Eyes on Me", performed by Faye Wong, this is one of
the most beloved entries in the FINAL FANTASY series. Delivering a
powerful and sentimental story, players will follow the path of six
elite military cadets, who’ll ultimately put their
differences aside to combat a hidden threat that has gripped the
country of Galbadia.
Optimized for modern high-definition PCs and fully integrated
with the Steam platform, this version includes a range of new
features such as a Magic Booster that enables players to power up
their spells, Steam cloud support, and 45 integrated achievements
to encourage players to explore various facets of the game. Also
included is the Chocobo World, previously unavailable to Western
players on the original release.
The launch trailer is available on
YouTube; other assets for FINAL FANTASY VIII can
be found on the
press site. For more details
of the game, please visit the official website:
When the president of the warlike nation of Galbadia forms an
alliance with a shadowy sorceress named Edea, only an elite band of
mercenaries (SeeD) led by a young man named Squall can come between
these would-be tyrants and world domination.
FINAL FANTASY VIII Steam page:
SQUARE ENIX Store:
Official Facebook® Page:
About FINAL FANTASY
Since the release of FINAL FANTASY in 1987, this unique RPG
series continues to showcase the spectacular visuals, highly
imaginative worlds and rich stories leading the industry and
earning the highest accolades from users around the world. Titles
of the series have so far achieved a cumulative shipment of over
100 million units worldwide.
Square Enix, Inc.
Square Enix, Inc. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses
SQUARE ENIX, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment
content throughout the Americas as part of the Square Enix Group.
The Square Enix Group operates a global network of leading
development studios and boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual
property, including: FINAL FANTASY, which has sold over 100 million
units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 62 million
units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 35 million
units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square
Enix, Inc. is a U.S.-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix
Holdings Co., Ltd.
More information on Square Enix, Inc. can be found at
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CHARACTER DESIGN: TETSUYA NOMURA
Illustration: © 1999 YOSHITAKA AMANO
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