Square Enix announced Final Fantasy VIII Remastered earlier tonight. We now have a little bit of information as to what’s new.
First, the game can be sped up by 3x in 3x speed mode (excluding movies). There’s also a battle assist mode that maxes out your HP and Active Time Meters, as well as lets you use specials at any time. Square Enix lists being able to turn random encounters on/off as a feature as well. Finally, Square Enix has mentioned “overhauled visuals”. You can find a trailer below.
Here are a couple of comparisons between the remastered and original version: