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Final Fantasy VIII Remastered to Use Music From PlayStation Version

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Quistis in Final Fantasy VIII

For fans worried that Final Fantasy VIII Remastered will have them suffering through the music from the PC version, Dotemu has confirmed otherwise.

In a reply on Twitter, Dotemu has acknowledged that the Final Fantasy VIII remaster will use the soundtrack from the original PlayStation release.

Dotemu, which is behind titles like Windjammers 2 and Streets of Rage 4, will be teaming up with Square Enix to bring a remastered version of Final Fantasy VIII to fans later on in the year.

In 2013, Final Fantasy VIII was re-released for PC on Steam, featuring music from the older, physical PC version. The port’s soundtrack uses completely different MIDI compositions and has received an overwhelmingly negative response from players when compared to music from the PlayStation release.

Final Fantasy VIII‘s original soundtrack was composed by Nobuo Uematsu, a legend in the world of JRPG music, and it was only the second game where he was able to work outside of the synthesized sound libraries of 8-bit and 16-bit consoles.

Although an exact release date has yet to be announced, fans can expect Final Fantasy VIII Remastered on Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One sometime this year.

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Where The Water Tastes Like Wine Adds Chinese-American Stories and Chinese Localization

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Where The Water Tastes Like Wine will be receiving a new content update featuring Chinese-American stories, including full Chinese language support.

According to Steam, a new content update entitled “Gold Mountain” is available for anyone who owns the game. The update focuses on new tales focusing on Chinese Americans and their impact on American history and culture. The Steam update also explains the reasoning for including these stories:

“The Gold Mountain update was created to honor the millions of Chinese-Americans generally overlooked in American history. We hope that you enjoy the new original stories that are included in the update and look forward to reading all of your thoughts.”

Additionally, the ‘Gold Mountain’ update includes full Chinese language support for the game’s ‘Fireside Chats’, which is a free standalone experience that adds exclusive story content to the game’s 16 characters. The full Chinese version of the main game will release once the Chinese localization team, led by Ryan Zhang, finishes the new content.

OnlySP’s Derek Swinhart was left disappointed by the game when it released last year, stating that it promised “a long and exciting road-trip across unknown territory, but ends up only offering flat tires and postcards of better places.”

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