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."

CloudStrife9001860d ago

Smashing news! Dot are great at what they do!

naruga1859d ago (Edited 1859d 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

Pozzle1859d 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.

kowan1859d ago

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

Michiel19891859d ago

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

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AK911859d ago

Not familiar with this studio.

ZwVw1859d ago

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

MeteorPanda1859d ago

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

CloudStrife9001859d ago

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

kowan1859d ago

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

AceRimmer3021859d ago (Edited 1859d 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.

Mainman1871859d ago

Just waiting for a FF8 remake announcement.

KyRo1859d 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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Final Fantasy Games That Deserve the Remake Treatment

Final Fantasy has a long running history with numerous numbered titles and spin-offs, but which games stand to benefit from a remake?

gold_drake210d ago

i feel like all of them.
well except 2 haha.

shinoff2183210d ago

Agreed. Ff2 though can be made better, so it's not entirely a lost cause. Ff8 will gets its time. I do wish they'd do the old ones. From ff10 and up those ones still hold up pretty well.

kevco33209d ago

Honestly, I've always felt that VII and up 'hold up well' in that regard. The early 3D games just needed a cosmetic update. But the FFVII Remake is so different to the original in execution that a lot of games could be done in a similar fashion and feel far more modern.

I'm not saying that's a good or bad thing (that depends on your personal preference!), just that they could feel very different.

shinoff2183208d ago

Kevco I liked remake but I think your right. Idda been happy with a 1 to 1 remake that looked like ever crisis to. Or both

I'd just love I square would one day give us a turned based one with today's graphics. I can't really think of a jrpg that does that.

andy85209d ago

I'd rather the 13 trilogy just be ported tbh. No matter what you think if it, it shouldn't be the only numbered offline games not playable on new consoles. But naturally I'd play the **** out of 8-12 remakes.

shinoff2183208d ago

I do agree. I'd give it another shot even though I didn't like it at first. My taste change over time. Gta 4 for instance I was so disappointed it lacked so much of what san andreas had I didn't play it for like 5 years. One day went to a semi pro football game(American football) came home drunk and decided to try 4 again. I actually liked it after giving it a fair shot.