A physical Final Fantasy VII / Final Fantasy VIII Remastered Twin Pack was revealed for Asia last year, and now that release is finally spreading to some more regions of the world. Per an announcement on Twitter, Square Enix will release the duo physically in Europe, the Middle East, Australia, and New Zealand on Dec. 4. Additionally, Final Fantasy VIII Remastered will release physically by itself on PlayStation 4 as well (in a pretty generic-looking box, in my opinion).
— FINAL FANTASY (@FinalFantasy) October 16, 2020
With an abundance of terrific Nintendo Switch eShop sales and considering the length of time since the Final Fantasy VII / Final Fantasy VIII Remastered Twin Pack launched in Asia, it’s likely that a lot of fans of these games have already bought them for Switch, whether digitally or via import. Nonetheless, hardcore fans may not mind double-dipping (or, realistically, triple- or quadruple-dipping) for a physical release.
Of course, players in North America simply continue to be unable to purchase the Final Fantasy VII / Final Fantasy VIII Remastered Twin Pack domestically. Square Enix’s logic there is unclear, but there’s no questioning the developer’s overall strong support of Nintendo Switch, between Bravely Default II and Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory.
Still, I’m pretty sure a lot of us would do terrible, horrible things to get a collection of the first six Final Fantasy games on Switch.