For the past few years, Square Enix have worked on bringing the PlayStation 2 classics Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2 onto current generation platforms. These have been available as part of HD Remaster collections on the PS3, PS4, PS Vita and the PC; featuring a new orchestral soundtrack, enhanced visuals and more. But with the tenth numbered instalment seemingly behind them, the video game developer/publisher have shifted their attention to their other PlayStation 2 classic – Final Fantasy XII.
More than a decade after first being released on the PlayStation 2, Square Enix have confirmed they will be offering an enhanced PlayStation 4 port of Final Fantasy XII – under the new title Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age. One of the major inclusions, particularly for western markets, is the introduction of the Zodiac Job System, a 12-job character progression system which was previously only available in the game’s Japan-exclusive “International Edition”.
Other inclusions in this enhanced remaster include improved visuals (including characters and movie scenes fully remastered into high-definition), 7.1 surround sound (with the option to switch between the original and newly remastered soundtracks), a new trial mode where players can take on monsters/enemies in up to 100 successive battles, modern gameplay additions (trophy support, share functionalities, auto-save, shortened loading times) and more.
Expect to hear more about Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age in the lead-up to its planned 2017 release.
About Final Fantasy XII
FINAL FANTASY XII takes place in the grand world of Ivalice, where the small kingdom of Dalmasca is left in ruin and uncertainty. Princess Ashe, the one and only heir to the throne, devotes herself to the resistance to liberate her country. Vaan, a young man who lost his family in the war, dreams of flying freely in the skies. In a fight for freedom and fallen royalty, join these unlikely allies and their companions as they embark on a heroic adventure to free their homeland.