Everyone's second, third, or maybe fourth favorite Final Fantasy game from the 90s has been remastered and rereleased today! That's right, Final Fantasy VIII has once again been made available on PC thanks what's likely been years of hard work from Square Enix. Wait, it was already released on PC in 2000? This is just the first time the game's been made available digitally? Well then.
In all fairness, it sounds like Square Enix has made a least a few upgrades to Fina Fantasy VIII in order to ensure it runs smoothly on modern PCs. Square Enix's exact language is that the game's been "optimized" for high-definition PCs. Odds are no one should expect anything spectacular, however. It's still going to be a low-resolution, clunkily-controlled RPG. That's just how old ports work.
Other functionality included in the game includes the "Magic Booster" which lets players power up their spells as well as the Chocobo World, which has previously been unreleased in the west. Also, there's plenty of Steamworks features including achievements to discover.
Pick up Final Fantasy VIII today on PC via digital release for $11.99, though a little birdie told me it can be found on sale for less than 10 at various shops. It really is just one of those games that every dedicated gamer should play at least once in their lives.