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  FINAL FANTASY VIII PC DIGITAL DOWNLOAD OUT TODAY
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12/05/2013
 


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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:  http://www.ffviiipc.com/us .

Story

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.

Related Links

FINAL FANTASY VIII Steam page: http://store.steampowered.com/app/39150

Official Website:  http://www.ffviiipc.com/us

SQUARE ENIX Store: http://store.na.square-enix.com

Official Facebook® Page: http://www.facebook.com/squareenix

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.

About 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 http://www.na.square-enix.com/.

© 1999-2013 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved.

CHARACTER DESIGN: TETSUYA NOMURA

Illustration: © 1999 YOSHITAKA AMANO

FINAL FANTASY, CRYSTAL DYNAMICS, DRAGON QUEST, EIDOS, IO INTERACTIVE, SQUARE ENIX, the SQUARE ENIX logo, SPACE INVADERS, TOMB RAIDER and TAITO are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Square Enix Group. All other trademarks are properties of their respective owners.