The Return of Final Fantasy VIII Brings Back an All Time Fan Favourite Card Game

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It has only been a few weeks since the release of the remastered version of Final Fantasy VIII and fans are already going crazy about the fact that they will once again get to play Square’s popular card game; Triple Triad. Following the side game’s popularity, Triple Triad physical tournaments started being organised all over Japan and in the United States. Twenty years later, XBOX ONE, Nintendo Switch, Steam and of course PlayStation 4 owners will have the opportunity to replay this card game in a higher definition than ever before.

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About Triple Triad

Triple Triad requires following a strategy just like the ones that players need to follow for Poker or Blackjack. However, as a game, it is very different from the card games that a player will find on a visit to, or other top-rated gaming sites. The card game, which it reminds most people of is the Pokémon trading card game. The reason for that is because each card has its own numeric values; one on each of the four sides of the card. Additionally, certain cards have elemental values, which can give players leverage when the cards are used right. Elemental values can also have negative effects if the players make a wrong move.

Triple Triad is an important part of Final Fantasy VIII as each card can be refined into components, which can be used for the creation of weapons or special items and for the development of unique character skills. As the game progresses, the cards the player wins become better and more valuable. Many cards can also be obtained by turning monsters into cards during encounters.

Triple Triad and Other Final Fantasy Card Games

It is true Triple Triad was without a doubt the most popular card game of the series, but Final Fantasy VIII is not the only game during which players can find such side games. Final Fantasy IX players could play Tetra Master, while Final Fantasy XIII-2 players could download and install Serendipity Poker.

High Hopes for the Final Fantasy VII Remake Contents

The release of Final Fantasy VIII Remastered is a warm-up for the much-anticipated remake of Final Fantasy VII; a game for which the release date changed over and over again. Luckily, Square Enix has confirmed that the game will be released on the 3rd of March 2020, which means that players will not have to wait much longer. Sony has exclusive rights for the game, which means that it will only be released for PlayStation 4.

Final Fantasy VIII Remake

Apart from the actual game and the adaptation of the old story to today’s gameplay standards, many players are looking forward to the side games, which the developers of Final Fantasy VII Remake are currently implementing to it in order to enrich the gameplay experience, especially in light of the fact there are so many popular competitors out there. For those that have a hard time remembering, the original game had a whole “Las Vegas-like” region, which added a casino element to the wider experience. There, players could gamble, race their chocobos and participate in numerous activities. If Square Enix decides to combine PS4’s capabilities with the original Final Fantasy VII script, it is certain that the final outcome will be something to remember.