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FINAL FANTASY VIII Releases on PlayStation Network

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:


Platforms:       PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system / PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system
Genre:             Role-Playing  

ESRB:             T (Teen)

Launch Date:  Now Available

Price:               $9.99 


In a world where an ancient energy known as the Sorceress Power is passed down through generations, the peace of the realm is threatened when the evil Sorceress Ultimecia takes power as ruler of the Galbadia Republic. To restore order, Squall, a member of Balamb Garden Military Academy's elite mercenary force SeeD, other allies from the Garden, and Rinoa, a member of the resistance, join together on a journey that spans time and space. 

Download this PSone classic today and experience the adventure of a lifetime! 


         Dynamic role-playing elements, a breathtaking musical score, and unforgettable characters

         An epic story based on the theme of love

         Nearly an hour of CG cinema seamlessly integrated into gameplay

         Junction System allows characters to be customized with powerful magic spells drawn from enemies



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