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Final Fantasy VII

Final Fantasy VII, VIII Nintendo Switch Retail Release To Launch Later This Month

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Square Enix has done an incredible job supporting the Nintendo Switch, releasing all the most recent entries in the Final Fantasy series, not counting the MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV and Final Fantasy XV, on the console. All the games have been released digitally, but Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy VIII will be available as a retail pack later this month.

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It’s now been confirmed that Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy VIII retail release will launch later this month, on November 29th. The bad news is that it is supposed to be a South-East Asia exclusive release, so you will have to import it. Both games will come with English and Japanese language support.

Between the two games, Final Fantasy VIII is the most impressive remaster, as it features improved character models which make everything look so much better compared to the original PlayStation release.

The game also comes with several new features that do remove some of the tedium from the experience, such as the ability to speed up battles, an option that’s quite welcome, considering how long some Guardian Force attack animations are, and the ability to activate Limit Break at will.

Final Fantasy VIII is not a difficult game, but these options make it easier for newcomers to enjoy the game.

Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy VIII are now available on Nintendo Switch as well as on all other modern gaming platforms.

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Francesco De Meo
Francesco has been writing about video games and the video games industry for almost a decade, focusing on all aspects of the industry. Having always loved handheld gaming, he joined TouchTapPlay in 2013 to cover mobile gaming and, later on, the Nintendo Switch console, which is today his most played console.