Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age PS4 Remaster Ships in July
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Square Enix announced at the "Final Fantasy Seitan 30 Shūnen Opening Ceremony" event on Tuesday that the Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age PlayStation 4 game will ship in North America and Europe on July 11 and in Japan and Asia on July 13. The event marked the 30th anniversary of the Final Fantasy franchise and the 20th anniversary since Square released the Final Fantasy VII game.
Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age is the high-definition PlayStation 4 remaster of the international version of Final Fantasy XII. The game will feature HD upgrades for the backgrounds, character models, and font, as well as movie scenes. The game will also feature both English and Japanese audio tracks, will have 7.1ch surround sound, and will feature the original soundtrack and a re-recorded soundtrack. Players can switch between the two soundtracks in the game's settings. Additionally, the new game will shorten loading times, add an auto-save function, and improve the high-speed mode.
The Final Fantasy XII International Zodiac Job System game used a new job system that featured 12 License Boards (instead of one in the original game) representing 12 different jobs. The game also featured a new trial mode, and a new game plus feature, among other upgrades and changes.
Square Enix released Final Fantasy XII for the PlayStation 2 in 2006 in Japan and North America, and in 2007 in Europe. The Final Fantasy XII International Zodiac Job System version of the game shipped in Japan only in 2007.
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