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Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age Announced for PS4

Delays of video games are not the only trend this days, remastered versions for previous gen games are also the trend.

Add Final Fantasy XII to the next batch of Square RPGs getting a major facelift. The company announced today that a revamped version, titled Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age, is heading to the PlayStation 4 next year. And before you start worrying, yes Sony has confirmed that it's headed to North America and Europe in 2017 as well. As usual, you can expect it to run in 1080p and it'll feature an upgraded music mix. There will also be a revamped job system and some interface tweaks originally seen in the international version of the game.

You can check out the list of improvements for the remastered version of FFXII below:

Visual Improvements

  • High-resolution upgrades for backgrounds, character models, and all 2D parts including fonts
  • High-resolution upgrades for movie scenes
  • Introduction of current generation visual expression

Sound Improvements

  • 7.1ch surround support
  • High-quality voice support
  • English and Japanese voices (switch between them in the game configuration)
  • Original and newly re-recorded BGMs (switch between them in the game configuration)

Usability Improvements

  • Shorter load times
  • Auto-save functionality added
  • Improved speed mode and speed mode operability

 

The story of FFXII: The Zodiac Age revolves an era of war within the world of Ivalice. The small kingdom of Dalmasca, conquered by the Archadian Empire, 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.

You can view the announcement reveal trailer of Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age below. I'm excited for this game. I wish Square-Enix would also release a Vita version of the game, as I would prefer to play the game on my PS Vita. How about you guys? Would you be also getting Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age once it comes out?

 

 

Related Game(s): Final Fantasy XII

6/6/2016 10:46:00 PM Drew Constantino

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, June 06, 2016 @ 11:08:16 PM
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I suppose I could grab this just to give it a try. The weak MMORPG battle system and forever grinds made it one of my least favorites but there were also a lot of things that made it head and shoulders above wrecks like what have now and will soon.

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Temjin001
Tuesday, June 07, 2016 @ 4:29:55 PM

I liked the combat. I didn't like the heavy grinding. The story wasn't better than any of its predecessors, at least from anything FFVI on anyway.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, June 07, 2016 @ 5:14:53 PM

I never understood why some folks liked that combat. All the flash and strategy was gone from the other games. It became automated, and even though you could run around, distance didn't make a difference.

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Temjin001
Tuesday, June 07, 2016 @ 11:01:09 PM

It was only as automated as you wanted it to be. The system allowed for a high amount of control, given you ventured far enough in to discover it all. There were more gambits then I knew what to do with by the end.

As someone who has completed 8 of the major flagship FF releases, including FFXII, imo the combat was far from being a series weakness in my book.

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xenris
Wednesday, June 08, 2016 @ 4:15:48 PM

You didn't play it enough to understand the combats nuances World.

If you wanted to do any of the hard hunts, and optional bosses you needed to use some strategy....even if that strategy was berserking 2 of your heroes and just spamming heal on them....game winning strat that I hope they balance in this release but doesn't look like they will based on the bullet points.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, June 08, 2016 @ 11:58:35 PM

Yeah, the Gambits made it seem like the combat was more automated (and obviously, in a way, it was), but you still had total control all the time. You could switch to any ally and issue new orders whenever you wanted.

In fact, I handled the party manually throughout the entire game and I was only forced to switch against Yiazmat (yeah, 50 million HP). Toward the end of that battle, he goes so nuts that your characters start dying like once every few seconds, and you just don't have time to keep up with the resurrecting and healing without Gambits. They kick in faster than you can ever move.

Aside from that, though, I always felt in complete control, and a lot of that had to do with the fact that I could PAUSE the game indefinitely whenever I wanted, thereby allowing you to be as strategic as you wished. See, that's an RPG.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, June 09, 2016 @ 5:58:44 PM

I played it plenty, trust me. I did say I was gonna buy this above.

It's funny how people who loved this hated the system in White Knight Chronicles, which was the same but actually had more features.

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Underdog15
Friday, June 10, 2016 @ 11:03:59 AM

WKC -REALLY- reminded me of FFXII in a lot of ways.

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xenris
Sunday, June 12, 2016 @ 6:26:46 PM

I loved WKC. I couldn't get into 2 even though it was a technically more solid game.

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Underdog15
Monday, June 13, 2016 @ 8:44:57 AM

The weird thing about 2 was that it actually WAS also WKC. lol

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Banky A
Tuesday, June 07, 2016 @ 12:27:58 AM
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Yes yes yes, yes and yes.
Can’t wait to take advantage of Ashe’s skirt angles one last time. But now as a man(child) with a partner (don’t leave me pls).

I'm most looking forward to the load times. I remember exactly what we had to go through. In the Great Crystal. In the Pharos. Never forget.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, June 07, 2016 @ 11:32:29 AM

lol those were fun angle but i never came away certain it was a skirt or culottes

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shadowscorpio
Tuesday, June 07, 2016 @ 8:14:02 AM
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This game was so huge that I forgot it had a final boss and by the time I made it to the end I didn't want it to.

Loved this entry but I'm unsure if I can go through it again being a completest and all. If I remember correctly I clocked at about 700 plus hours on my ps2 version.

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Underdog15
Tuesday, June 07, 2016 @ 10:10:26 AM
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I said I'd vow to finish it if it came out for PS4 someday.

Guess I'll have to oblige! :D

Edit: After watching the vid, it does look a lot better.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, June 07, 2016 @ 11:33:07 AM

Yeah you're on the hook. Game was too hard, i had to cheat to finish it lol

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, June 07, 2016 @ 3:59:42 PM

Dude finish the game! I'm so excited for this HD version. XII to me is what X is to a lot of FF fans.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, June 07, 2016 @ 5:15:38 PM

LV what'd you like about it so much?

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, June 08, 2016 @ 8:00:22 PM

World,

I love the scope of the game. It feels huge and full of rich content. Long after following the storyline path there is a ton of stuff to do and it's actually fun! I know you aren't into the gambit system, but I really thought it had a great deal of depth and variety. Also the boss fights were challenging and interesting. I didn't care much for the overall story, I'll admit that flaw. But I did enjoy the characters, the environments, and loved the gameplay. I've played XII more than any other FF.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, June 09, 2016 @ 6:00:17 PM

Actually I thought the gambit system was brilliant, it just made the game automatic, which was weird. And I needed many parts to be automatic because the hunts were too hard for anybody with a life.

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Advent Child
Tuesday, June 07, 2016 @ 3:39:33 PM
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This is awesome news. With only a few areas left in the game unexplored my PlayStation 3 I was playing it on yellow lighted and I lost the save. Never got to finish it after that. So I will definitely be picking this up so I can finally finish it!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, June 07, 2016 @ 5:16:40 PM

Sad u lost the save tho

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Banky A
Tuesday, June 07, 2016 @ 6:00:24 PM
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Just remember that Captain Basch lives!
Don't listen to Ondore's lies!

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BlinkBoy
Thursday, June 09, 2016 @ 5:58:46 AM
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I never got around to playing this, since I just got Dragon Quest VIII at the same time and PS3 was a few weeks from release for me at the time. This game got sort of left behind then, so I will try it out this time.
Games based in Ivalice is one of my favourite worlds from the FF series.

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shaytoon
Thursday, June 09, 2016 @ 5:25:35 PM
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ill def rent it for replay value.

remember folks, this one you have to actually grind and farm to beat it easily.

i kind of rushed it on my original run and realized i was following the story too quickly and should do more side stuff.

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