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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The outfits in the game, particularly Squall's, just scream turn-of-the-millennium. The end credits cutscene also evokes a pre-Internet home video and Selphie runs a text blog. If the game was made two decades later, she would more likely be a video streamer.

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** Originally, Selphie was supposed to have two more Limit Break spells which apparently were never programmed in. The spells were ''Percent'' which cuts all enemies' current HP by 93.75% and ''Catastrophe'' which is more powerful than the ultimate spell, Apocalypse. They both can be accessed with a Gameshark.
** Another example is an entire mini-game mode for the Pocketstation, which never made it out of Japan. Said mode is still referenced in the English release and manual, probably because the decision not to release the hardware hadn't been made yet. It is possible to play with an imported Pocket Station from Japan. The mini-game could be used to get many useful items, guardian forces, and of course, HundredPercentCompletion. However, the PC version had this mini-game as a separate program.


* MilestoneCelebration: ''Final Fantasy VIII Remastered'' is releasing in 2019, the original's 20th anniversary.

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* MilestoneCelebration: ''Final Fantasy VIII Remastered'' is releasing was released in 2019, the original's 20th anniversary.


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** "[[UsefulNotes/CubanMissileCrisis Galbadia Missile Crisis]]" for a certain Disc 2 event.
** "Esthar Death Corps" for the black-and-green Esthar soldiers, so named because you have a chance of rolling soldiers that do nothing but cast Death on your party one by one.
** [[spoiler:"Grievermecia" for the [[FusionDance Ultimecia-junctioned-to-Griever creature]] in the FinalBattle; and "Finalmecia" for the one that comes ''after that one.'' Also "Edeamecia" for Edea during the periods in which she's possessed by Ultimecia, and, along similar lines, "Rinoamecia" or "Rinultimecia" for the ({{Jossed}}) EpilepticTrees theory that Rinoa will become Ultimecia in the future.]]
** "Armageddon Fist" for a popular SimpleYetAwesome strategy regarding Zell's LimitBreak. (Alternate between Punch Rush, Circle X, and Booya, Right Left. Though scarcely flashy, it's the best DPS you can get out of his Limit Break.)
** "Meteor Wing" for the Angel Wing/Meteor trick you can have Rinoa use. Basically it involves removing all offensive magic (Scan included) from her inventory and putting her into Angel Wing status. She will cast Meteor every time. When combined with high Speed and Magic stats she can defeat most bosses in a few turns, even Ultimecia.
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** The ''Ultimania'' josses the theory that Ultimecia is a future version of Rinoa simply by not mentioning it at all. Due to Ultimecia's line about "[=SeeD=] swarming across generations", the only way it would work is if sorceresses have extended lifespans. Square points out that if that were true, Ultimecia would have no reason to cast Time Compression, as she's afraid of dying.
** The "Squall is dead" theory was shot down, this time by [[WordOfGod Yasunori Kitase]] in [[http://kotaku.com/is-squall-really-dead-final-fantasy-producer-addresses-1800007113 an interview]] (where he shots down the previous theory yet again, too). He did, however, note that he found the idea interesting and suggested that if they ever remake the game, they might "go along with that story in mind", although he didn't elaborate on what he meant by that.

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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The outfits in the game, particularly Squall's, just scream turn-of-the-millennium. The end credits cutscene also evokes a pre-Internet home video and Selphie runs a text blog. If the game was made two decades later, she would more likely be a video streamer.


** "Armageddon Fist" for a popular SimpleYetAwesome strategy regarding Zell's LimitBreak.

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** "Armageddon Fist" for a popular SimpleYetAwesome strategy regarding Zell's LimitBreak. (Alternate between Punch Rush, Circle X, and Booya, Right Left. Though scarcely flashy, it's the best DPS you can get out of his Limit Break.)


* NoPortForYou: Square Enix chose to skip over ''VIII'' when they re-released a large number of their older ''Final Fantasy'' 3D titles for the UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch and UsefulNotes/XboxOne. ''VIII'' is also notably absent from their mobile store and the UsefulNotes/PlayStation4. Though Square Enix has never spoken on record about the lack of ''VIII'', many executives including the [[https://www.vg247.com/2018/09/14/isnt-ps4-xbox-switch-port-final-fantasy-8-preservation-may-answer/ president of Eidos]] ([[https://www.polygon.com/a/final-fantasy-7 who oversaw]] the original PC versions of it and ''VII'') and [[https://www.vg247.com/2018/09/14/isnt-ps4-xbox-switch-port-final-fantasy-8-preservation-may-answer/ Tetsuya Nomura himself]] have talked openly about source code being lost during this era of gaming, including ''Final Fantasy VII'', ''VIII'', and ''Kingdom Hearts'': it'd be unsurprising if this was a large part of it. This was finally averted with the E3 2019 announcement of ''Final Fantasy VIII Remastered'', which is coming to Steam, [=PlayStation=] 4, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One in 2019. It turns out part of the reason it took longer for a re-release was that Square Enix chose to upgrade the character models, making them closer to [=PS2=] quality, as the game was going to be played on HD monitors instead of [=CRTs=].

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* ApprovalOfGod: Kitase finds the "Squall is dead" theory interesting, and said it might be incorporated if the game ever gets a remake.


* CulturalCrossReference: The French translation, full of gratuitous English that does not match the original English, has an item called a [[Music/NineInchNails 9 inch nail]]... described as "the claw of an [[IndustrialMetal industrial monster]]." Guess the French translator must've been a fan then. The same translation also has an NPC remarking that Galbadia Garden's ice hockey team watches the ''Franchise/FridayThe13th'' movies while they train. Then when you fight them on disc 2 they're not called "Slapper" but are instead named "Jason."

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* CulturalCrossReference: The French translation, full of gratuitous English that does not match the original English, has an item called a [[Music/NineInchNails 9 inch nail]]... described as "the claw of an [[IndustrialMetal industrial monster]]." Guess the French translator must've been a fan then. The same translation also has an NPC remarking that Galbadia Garden's ice hockey team watches the ''Franchise/FridayThe13th'' movies while they train. Then when you fight them on disc Disc 2 they're not called "Slapper" but are instead named "Jason."



** The ''Ultimania'' josses the theory that Ultimecia is a future version of Rinoa simply by not mentioning it at all. Due to Ultimecia's line about "[=SeeD=] swarming across generations", the only way it would work is if sorceresses have extended lifespans. Square points out that if that were true, Ultimecia would have no reason to cast Time Compression (as she's afraid of dying).
** The "Squall is dead" theory was also shot down, this time by [[WordOfGod Yasunori Kitase]] in [[http://kotaku.com/is-squall-really-dead-final-fantasy-producer-addresses-1800007113 an interview]] (where he shots down the previous theory yet again, too). He did, however, note that he found the idea interesting and suggested that if they ever remake the game, they might "go along with that story in mind" (although he didn't elaborate on what he meant by that).

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** The ''Ultimania'' josses the theory that Ultimecia is a future version of Rinoa simply by not mentioning it at all. Due to Ultimecia's line about "[=SeeD=] swarming across generations", the only way it would work is if sorceresses have extended lifespans. Square points out that if that were true, Ultimecia would have no reason to cast Time Compression (as Compression, as she's afraid of dying).
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** The "Squall is dead" theory was also shot down, this time by [[WordOfGod Yasunori Kitase]] in [[http://kotaku.com/is-squall-really-dead-final-fantasy-producer-addresses-1800007113 an interview]] (where he shots down the previous theory yet again, too). He did, however, note that he found the idea interesting and suggested that if they ever remake the game, they might "go along with that story in mind" (although mind", although he didn't elaborate on what he meant by that).that.



* NoExportForYou: Unless you have the PC version or import a Japanese [=PocketStation=], there is no way to play the [=ChocoboWorld=] game in international releases.
* NoPortForYou: For reasons unknown, Square Enix chose to skip over ''VIII'' when they re-released a large number of their older ''Final Fantasy'' 3D titles for the UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch and UsefulNotes/XboxOne in 2019. ''VIII'' is also notably absent from their mobile store and the UsefulNotes/PlayStation4. Though Square Enix has never spoken on record about the lack of ''VIII'', many executives including the [[https://www.vg247.com/2018/09/14/isnt-ps4-xbox-switch-port-final-fantasy-8-preservation-may-answer/ president of Eidos]] (who oversaw the [[https://www.polygon.com/a/final-fantasy-7 original PC versions of it and VII]]) and [[https://www.vg247.com/2018/09/14/isnt-ps4-xbox-switch-port-final-fantasy-8-preservation-may-answer/ Tetsuya Nomura himself]] have talked openly about source code being lost during this era of gaming, including Final Fantasy VII and VIII, and Kingdom Hearts: it'd be unsurprising if this was a large part of it. Finally averted with the E3 2019 announcement of ''Final Fantasy VIII Remastered'', which is coming to Steam, [=PlayStation=] 4, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One in 2019. It turns out part of the reason it took longer for a rerelease was that Square Enix chose to upgrade the character models, making them closer to [=PS2=] quality, as the game was going to be played on HD monitors instead of [=CRTs=].

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* NoExportForYou: Unless you have the PC version or import a Japanese [=PocketStation=], there is no way to play the [=ChocoboWorld=] ''[=ChocoboWorld=]'' game in international releases.
* NoPortForYou: For reasons unknown, Square Enix chose to skip over ''VIII'' when they re-released a large number of their older ''Final Fantasy'' 3D titles for the UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch and UsefulNotes/XboxOne in 2019.UsefulNotes/XboxOne. ''VIII'' is also notably absent from their mobile store and the UsefulNotes/PlayStation4. Though Square Enix has never spoken on record about the lack of ''VIII'', many executives including the [[https://www.vg247.com/2018/09/14/isnt-ps4-xbox-switch-port-final-fantasy-8-preservation-may-answer/ president of Eidos]] (who oversaw the [[https://www.([[https://www.polygon.com/a/final-fantasy-7 who oversaw]] the original PC versions of it and VII]]) ''VII'') and [[https://www.vg247.com/2018/09/14/isnt-ps4-xbox-switch-port-final-fantasy-8-preservation-may-answer/ Tetsuya Nomura himself]] have talked openly about source code being lost during this era of gaming, including Final ''Final Fantasy VII VII'', ''VIII'', and VIII, and Kingdom Hearts: ''Kingdom Hearts'': it'd be unsurprising if this was a large part of it. Finally This was finally averted with the E3 2019 announcement of ''Final Fantasy VIII Remastered'', which is coming to Steam, [=PlayStation=] 4, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One in 2019. It turns out part of the reason it took longer for a rerelease re-release was that Square Enix chose to upgrade the character models, making them closer to [=PS2=] quality, as the game was going to be played on HD monitors instead of [=CRTs=].



** Selphie had two additional Limit Breaks in her 'Slot' command: Percentage, a gravity-based attack - that cuts all enemies by 15/16 of their current HP. And Catastrophe - a spell even more powerful than Apocalypse. These can be accessed with a gameshark - and are seen with the Fire spell animation.
** Rinoa's name was initially mistranslated as 'Lenore' in a lot of magazines - and her name is 'Linoa' in the French version of the game.
** Adel was meant to be the final boss of Disc 3 - following the tradition of finishing every Disc with a sorceress battle. Game data also shows that the player is supposed to be awarded 40 AP for the battle, as well as receiving the Samantha Soul item. As there is no results screen after the battle is over, the player never gets either (though the Samantha Soul can be mugged from Adel during the battle).
** Part of the game's dummied content[[note]]Game elements that exist in the data but are inaccessible in the game itself.[[/note]] states that a sorceress's powers weaken whenever they're passed on. It's unknown if this is canon or not.

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** Selphie had two additional Limit Breaks in her 'Slot' Slot command: Percentage, a gravity-based attack - that cuts all enemies by 15/16 of their current HP. And Catastrophe - a spell even more powerful than Apocalypse. These can be accessed with a gameshark [=GameShark=] - and are seen with the Fire spell animation.
** Rinoa's name was initially mistranslated as 'Lenore' "Lenore" in a lot of magazines - and her name is 'Linoa' "Linoa" in the French version of the game.
** Adel was meant to be the final boss of Disc 3 - 3, following the tradition of finishing every Disc with a sorceress battle. Game data also shows that the player is supposed to be awarded 40 AP for the battle, as well as receiving the Samantha Soul item. As there is no results screen after the battle is over, the player never gets either (though the Samantha Soul can be mugged from Adel during the battle).
** Part of the game's dummied content[[note]]Game elements that exist in the data but are inaccessible in the game itself.[[/note]] content states that a sorceress's powers weaken whenever they're passed on. It's unknown if this is canon or not.



** The game's data shows that Triple Triad was originally going to have a rule called 'Retry', assumed to be similar to Sudden Death.

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** The game's data shows that Triple Triad was originally going to have a rule called 'Retry', "Retry", assumed to be similar to Sudden Death.



** Selphie was originally designed with overalls. But Tetsuya Nomura wanted one of the females to wear a skirt and, upon realizing neither Quistis nor Rinoa would wear one, gave Selphie a mini-skirt/overall hybrid and Quistis a skirt worn over long pants.

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** Selphie was originally designed with overalls. But However, Tetsuya Nomura wanted one of the females to wear a skirt and, upon realizing neither Quistis nor Rinoa would wear one, gave Selphie a mini-skirt/overall hybrid and Quistis a skirt worn over long pants.



* TheWikiRule: The [[http://finalfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/Final_Fantasy_Wiki Final Fantasy Wiki]].


* NoPortForYou: For reasons unknown, Square Enix chose to skip over ''VIII'' when they re-released a large number of their older ''Final Fantasy'' 3D titles for the UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch and UsefulNotes/XboxOne in 2019. ''VIII'' is also notably absent from their mobile store and the UsefulNotes/PlayStation4. Though Square Enix has never spoken on record about the lack of ''VIII'', many executives including the [[https://www.vg247.com/2018/09/14/isnt-ps4-xbox-switch-port-final-fantasy-8-preservation-may-answer/ president of Eidos]] (who oversaw the [[https://www.polygon.com/a/final-fantasy-7 original PC versions of it and VII]]) and [[https://www.vg247.com/2018/09/14/isnt-ps4-xbox-switch-port-final-fantasy-8-preservation-may-answer/ Tetsuya Nomura himself]] have talked openly about source code being lost during this era of gaming, including Final Fantasy VII and VIII, and Kingdom Hearts: it'd be unsurprising if this was a large part of it. Finally averted with the E3 2019 announcement of ''Final Fantasy VIII Remastered'', which is coming to Steam, [=PlayStation=] 4, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One in 2019. It turns out part of the reason it took longer for a rerelease was that Square Enix chose to upgrade the character models, making them closer to [=PS2=] quality.

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* NoPortForYou: For reasons unknown, Square Enix chose to skip over ''VIII'' when they re-released a large number of their older ''Final Fantasy'' 3D titles for the UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch and UsefulNotes/XboxOne in 2019. ''VIII'' is also notably absent from their mobile store and the UsefulNotes/PlayStation4. Though Square Enix has never spoken on record about the lack of ''VIII'', many executives including the [[https://www.vg247.com/2018/09/14/isnt-ps4-xbox-switch-port-final-fantasy-8-preservation-may-answer/ president of Eidos]] (who oversaw the [[https://www.polygon.com/a/final-fantasy-7 original PC versions of it and VII]]) and [[https://www.vg247.com/2018/09/14/isnt-ps4-xbox-switch-port-final-fantasy-8-preservation-may-answer/ Tetsuya Nomura himself]] have talked openly about source code being lost during this era of gaming, including Final Fantasy VII and VIII, and Kingdom Hearts: it'd be unsurprising if this was a large part of it. Finally averted with the E3 2019 announcement of ''Final Fantasy VIII Remastered'', which is coming to Steam, [=PlayStation=] 4, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One in 2019. It turns out part of the reason it took longer for a rerelease was that Square Enix chose to upgrade the character models, making them closer to [=PS2=] quality.quality, as the game was going to be played on HD monitors instead of [=CRTs=].


* NoPortForYou: For reasons unknown, Square Enix chose to skip over ''VIII'' when they re-released a large number of their older ''Final Fantasy'' 3D titles for the UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch and UsefulNotes/XboxOne in 2019. ''VIII'' is also notably absent from their mobile store and the UsefulNotes/PlayStation4. Though Square Enix has never spoken on record about the lack of ''VIII'', many executives including the [[https://www.vg247.com/2018/09/14/isnt-ps4-xbox-switch-port-final-fantasy-8-preservation-may-answer/ president of Eidos]] (who oversaw the [[https://www.polygon.com/a/final-fantasy-7 original PC versions of it and VII]]) and [[https://www.vg247.com/2018/09/14/isnt-ps4-xbox-switch-port-final-fantasy-8-preservation-may-answer/ Tetsuya Nomura himself]] have talked openly about source code being lost during this era of gaming, including Final Fantasy VII and VIII, and Kingdom Hearts: it'd be unsurprising if this was a large part of it. Finally averted with the E3 2019 announcement of ''Final Fantasy VIII Remastered'', which is coming to Steam, [=PlayStation=] 4, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One in 2019.

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* NoPortForYou: For reasons unknown, Square Enix chose to skip over ''VIII'' when they re-released a large number of their older ''Final Fantasy'' 3D titles for the UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch and UsefulNotes/XboxOne in 2019. ''VIII'' is also notably absent from their mobile store and the UsefulNotes/PlayStation4. Though Square Enix has never spoken on record about the lack of ''VIII'', many executives including the [[https://www.vg247.com/2018/09/14/isnt-ps4-xbox-switch-port-final-fantasy-8-preservation-may-answer/ president of Eidos]] (who oversaw the [[https://www.polygon.com/a/final-fantasy-7 original PC versions of it and VII]]) and [[https://www.vg247.com/2018/09/14/isnt-ps4-xbox-switch-port-final-fantasy-8-preservation-may-answer/ Tetsuya Nomura himself]] have talked openly about source code being lost during this era of gaming, including Final Fantasy VII and VIII, and Kingdom Hearts: it'd be unsurprising if this was a large part of it. Finally averted with the E3 2019 announcement of ''Final Fantasy VIII Remastered'', which is coming to Steam, [=PlayStation=] 4, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One in 2019. It turns out part of the reason it took longer for a rerelease was that Square Enix chose to upgrade the character models, making them closer to [=PS2=] quality.


* NoPortForYou: For reasons unknown, Square Enix chose to skip over ''VIII'' when they re-released a large number of their older ''Final Fantasy'' 3D titles for the UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch and UsefulNotes/XboxOne in 2019. VIII is also notably absent from their mobile store and the UsefulNotes/PlayStation4. Though Square Enix has never spoken on record about the lack of VIII, executives including the [[https://www.vg247.com/2018/09/14/isnt-ps4-xbox-switch-port-final-fantasy-8-preservation-may-answer/president of Eidos]] (who oversaw the [[https://www.polygon.com/a/final-fantasy-7PC versions of it and VII]]) and [[https://www.vg247.com/2018/09/14/isnt-ps4-xbox-switch-port-final-fantasy-8-preservation-may-answer/Tetsuya Nomura himself]] have talked openly about source code being lost during this era of gaming, including Final Fantasy VII and VIII, and Kingdom Hearts: it'd be unsurprising if this was a large part of it.
** Finally averted with the announcement with ''Final Fantasy VIII Remastered'', which is coming to [=PlayStation=] 4, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One.

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* NoPortForYou: For reasons unknown, Square Enix chose to skip over ''VIII'' when they re-released a large number of their older ''Final Fantasy'' 3D titles for the UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch and UsefulNotes/XboxOne in 2019. VIII ''VIII'' is also notably absent from their mobile store and the UsefulNotes/PlayStation4. Though Square Enix has never spoken on record about the lack of VIII, ''VIII'', many executives including the [[https://www.vg247.com/2018/09/14/isnt-ps4-xbox-switch-port-final-fantasy-8-preservation-may-answer/president com/2018/09/14/isnt-ps4-xbox-switch-port-final-fantasy-8-preservation-may-answer/ president of Eidos]] (who oversaw the [[https://www.polygon.com/a/final-fantasy-7PC com/a/final-fantasy-7 original PC versions of it and VII]]) and [[https://www.vg247.com/2018/09/14/isnt-ps4-xbox-switch-port-final-fantasy-8-preservation-may-answer/Tetsuya com/2018/09/14/isnt-ps4-xbox-switch-port-final-fantasy-8-preservation-may-answer/ Tetsuya Nomura himself]] have talked openly about source code being lost during this era of gaming, including Final Fantasy VII and VIII, and Kingdom Hearts: it'd be unsurprising if this was a large part of it.
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it. Finally averted with the E3 2019 announcement with of ''Final Fantasy VIII Remastered'', which is coming to Steam, [=PlayStation=] 4, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One.One in 2019.



** Selphie was originally designed with overalls. But Tetsuya Nomura wanted one of the females to wear a skirt and, upon realising neither Quistis nor Rinoa would wear one, gave Selphie a mini-skirt/overall hybrid and Quistis a skirt worn over long pants.

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** Selphie was originally designed with overalls. But Tetsuya Nomura wanted one of the females to wear a skirt and, upon realising realizing neither Quistis nor Rinoa would wear one, gave Selphie a mini-skirt/overall hybrid and Quistis a skirt worn over long pants.


* NoPortForYou: For reasons unknown, Square Enix chose to skip over ''VIII'' when they re-released a large number of their older ''Final Fantasy'' 3D titles for the Nintendo Switch and Xbox One in 2019. VIII is also notably absent from their mobile store and [=PlayStation 4=]. Though Square Enix has never spoken on record about the lack of VIII, executives including the [[https://www.vg247.com/2018/09/14/isnt-ps4-xbox-switch-port-final-fantasy-8-preservation-may-answer/president of Eidos]] (who oversaw the [[https://www.polygon.com/a/final-fantasy-7PC versions of it and VII]]) and [[https://www.vg247.com/2018/09/14/isnt-ps4-xbox-switch-port-final-fantasy-8-preservation-may-answer/Tetsuya Nomura himself]] have talked openly about source code being lost during this era of gaming, including Final Fantasy VII and VIII, and Kingdom Hearts: it'd be unsurprising if this was a large part of it.
** Finally averted with the announcement with ''Final Fantasy VIII Remastered'', which is coming to Nintendo Switch and Xbox One.

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* NoPortForYou: For reasons unknown, Square Enix chose to skip over ''VIII'' when they re-released a large number of their older ''Final Fantasy'' 3D titles for the Nintendo Switch UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch and Xbox One UsefulNotes/XboxOne in 2019. VIII is also notably absent from their mobile store and [=PlayStation 4=].the UsefulNotes/PlayStation4. Though Square Enix has never spoken on record about the lack of VIII, executives including the [[https://www.vg247.com/2018/09/14/isnt-ps4-xbox-switch-port-final-fantasy-8-preservation-may-answer/president of Eidos]] (who oversaw the [[https://www.polygon.com/a/final-fantasy-7PC versions of it and VII]]) and [[https://www.vg247.com/2018/09/14/isnt-ps4-xbox-switch-port-final-fantasy-8-preservation-may-answer/Tetsuya Nomura himself]] have talked openly about source code being lost during this era of gaming, including Final Fantasy VII and VIII, and Kingdom Hearts: it'd be unsurprising if this was a large part of it.
** Finally averted with the announcement with ''Final Fantasy VIII Remastered'', which is coming to [=PlayStation=] 4, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One.

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* MilestoneCelebration: ''Final Fantasy VIII Remastered'' is releasing in 2019, the original's 20th anniversary.


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** Finally averted with the announcement with ''Final Fantasy VIII Remastered'', which is coming to Nintendo Switch and Xbox One.

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