Final Fantasy VIII Remaster is being handled by Dotemu

Dotemu: "Twenty years after Final Fantasy VIII original release, we're proud and honored to team up with Square Enix for its Remastered Version that will hit PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch this year."

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CloudStrife90034d ago

Smashing news! Dot are great at what they do!

naruga34d ago (Edited 34d ago )

not good imo ....already from the demo is shown that have lack of skills to redesing the characters ...they all seem the same, (squall , zell , irvine) with not much anime aesthetic like original

Pozzle34d ago

That's probably Square's input though. The aesthetic is very similar to Square's Dissidia character models, which is how Square have been portraying all the FF characters for some time now.

kowan33d ago

"Not much anime aesthetic". They look more "anime" now compared to the original.

Michiel198933d ago

why would they redesign the characters? its a remaster, not a remake.

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AK9134d ago

Not familiar with this studio.

ZwVw34d ago

They specialize primarily (but not limited to) in porting console/pc games over to mobile devices.

MeteorPanda34d ago

Are they redoing the backgrounds cause i heard the original hi res were lost?

CloudStrife90034d ago

I heard that too! I heard quite a lot of the original files were either lost or not usable.

kowan33d ago

They seem to be only redoing character models. And just cleaning up the rest of the textures for the BG.

AceRimmer30233d ago (Edited 33d ago )

While I can't speak for consoles, if they're not improved, hopefully the new ESRGAN background mod for the game can be quickly modded to PC release. But it'd be rather pathetic (and unsurprising) of SE to call it a Remaster and not improve them. Everyone deserves them, not just PC.

Mainman18734d ago

Just waiting for a FF8 remake announcement.

KyRo34d ago

Sadly I don't think this will ever happen. FF7 is the biggest title in the series and its taken this long just to get the first chapter which is probably going to span close to 10 years not including the development time before hand, to release fully. FF8 was always my fave and the only FF I ever finished.

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