[updated]FF 8 coming to PSN

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PlayStation Network will soon be getting another injection of nostalgia as Square-Enix plans to release the original Final Fantasy VIII as a downloadable title for PlayStation 3 in North America.

According to a consumer e-mail sent out this morning by Sony, the PlayStation classic from 1999 is "coming soon" to PSN, however, no additional details were provided.

The title was released in Japan earlier this year. We contacted Sony for more information and will update this post when we hear back.

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won't be long before we see FF 9 come out for PSN.
 

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Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of Square Enix interactive entertainment products in North America has announced that FINAL FANTASY VIII arrives on PlayStation Network for North American fans today! The classic, award-winning title is now available for download from the PlayStation Store.

A follow up to this summer's release of FINAL FANTASY VII, the fastest selling PSone title for PlayStation Network to date, the launch of FINAL FANTASY VIII for PlayStation Network invites FINAL FANTASY fans to relive the romance, mystery, and excitement that the title delivered when it was first released for PSone in 1999.

"We're very excited to share the FINAL FANTASY VIII experience with not only a new generation of RPG gamers, but also all of our long-time FINAL FANTASY fans," said John Yamamoto, president and chief executive officer of Square Enix, Inc. "FINAL FANTASY VII received an incredibly warm reception on the PlayStation Network, and we are thrilled to see what possibilities this latest release of FINAL FANTASY VIII will bring to the franchise."

"FINAL FANTASY VIII and the entire FINAL FANTASY series have always had such a large and passionate fan base and close affiliation to PlayStation platforms," said Rob Dyer, senior vice president publisher relations, Sony Computer Entertainment America. "We have always been committed to providing great entertainment experiences to both hard core fans as well as new gamers joining the PlayStation family, and are thrilled to continue to provide those fans with the opportunity to enjoy classic RPG gaming via PlayStation Network."

Platforms: PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system / PSP (PlayStation Portable) system
Genre: Role-Playing
ESRB: T (Teen)
Launch Date: Now Available
Price: $9.99

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