PSone classic Final Fantasy VIII now available on PSN

Ok, so right about now Japanese PS3 owners are enjoying Final Fantasy XIII maybe with a special edition FF13 PS3 complimented by a refreshing sip of their “Final Fantasy Elixir” (no really, it’s an actual drink there).  But North American Final Fantasy fans need not fret because as part of today’s PSN update, my personal favorite installment in the series with VIII is now available.  This installment had the tough task of following up the record breaking VII and lived up to every bit a new expectations set by it’s predecessors with improved graphics and a new story centered around an unbreakable love.  Ohhh how sentimental I am.  Sean C.

Official release below:

LOS ANGELES (December 17, 2009) Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of Square Enix® interactive entertainment products in North America has announced that FINAL FANTASY® VIII arrives on PlayStation Network for North American fans today! The classic, award-winning title is now available for download from the PlayStation ®Store.

A follow up to this summer’s release of FINAL FANTASY VII, the fastest selling PSone® title for PlayStation Network to date, the launch of FINAL FANTASY VIII for PlayStation Network invites FINAL FANTASY fans to relive the romance, mystery, and excitement that the title delivered when it was first released for PSone in 1999.

“We’re very excited to share the FINAL FANTASY VIII experience with not only a new generation of RPG gamers, but also all of our long-time FINAL FANTASY fans,” said John Yamamoto, president and chief executive officer of Square Enix, Inc.  “FINAL FANTASY VII received an incredibly warm reception on the PlayStation Network, and we are thrilled to see what possibilities this latest release of FINAL FANTASY VIII will bring to the franchise.”

“FINAL FANTASY VIII and the entire FINAL FANTASY series have always had such a large and passionate fan base and close affiliation to PlayStation platforms,” said Rob Dyer, senior vice president publisher relations, Sony Computer Entertainment America. “We have always been committed to providing great entertainment experiences to both hard core fans as well as new gamers joining the PlayStation family, and are thrilled to continue to provide those fans with the opportunity to enjoy classic RPG gaming via PlayStation Network.”

For more information on FINAL FANTASY VIII, please visit the official site below:
http://na.square-enix.com/ff8psn

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~ by consolecreatures on December 17, 2009.

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