Final Fantasy VIII now available on PlayStation Network

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.” 

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

For more
information on FINAL FANTASY VIII, please visit the official site:


  • Platforms:       PlayStation3
    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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