Now here is something really interesting. According to the source code of the official website for Final Fantasy VIII Remaster, Square Enix will add both English and Japanese voiceovers. The original game did not feature any voices so these will be the first time gamers will hear Squall, Rinoa, Ultimecia and all the other characters featured in it.
As the official website states, the game will have English and Japanese voiceover, and it will have English, French, Italian, German and Spanish subtitles.
Here is the full game description that can be found in the source code.
“FINAL FANTASY VIII casts unlikely heroes into a war to save the world. The military nation of Galbadia has declared war on the Dukedom of Dollet, who are left with no choice but to hire a mercenary force for their defense. Enter SeeD and its newest member: Squall Leonhart. Together with his friends, Squall joins Rinoa Heartilly, a member of a resistance group, on an adventure that holds the fate of their world in its balance. FINAL FANTASY VIII Remastered marks the 20th Anniversary of its original release with a complete visual refresh and brings the game’s classic story to modern platforms: Steam, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. With fully overhauled visuals, see your favorite characters come to life like never before! FINAL FANTASY VIII Remastered is an RPG, available in English and Japanese voiceover, and is also text localized into French, Italian, German and Spanish.”
We went ahead and captured a screenshot in case Square Enix updates the website in the future.
It’s not clear yet whether the newly implemented voices will be used solely for the game’s FMV sequences or whether we’ll get full voiced dialogues for the entire game.
Final Fantasy 8 Remaster will be released later this year on the PC!