Final Fantasy XII is getting a HD remaster

It joins the long list of Square-Enix titles of old hitting current gen hardware.

Dubbed “The Zodiac Age” it is announced as a PlayStation 4 only title and set to be released next year – I expect that a PC release will follow shortly after the PS4 release but until they announce it PS4 is all we know.

Final Fantasy XII is an oft overlooked entry into the Final Fantasy series and fans (such as myself) have longed for Square-Enix to announce a remastered title. Despite nearly every other entry getting a release it seemed that Final Fantasy XII was set to be overlooked, but thankfully this is now not the case!

The remaster takes form of the Japanese only Final Fantasy XII International Zodiac Job System. It will feature a number of improvements designed to make use of current generation technology whilst also aiming to offer features seen in the other HD and re-releases Square-Enix has released.

These improvements will include:

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 effects

Sound Improvements

  • 7.1ch surround support
  • High-quality voice audio
  • 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

High quality voice acting is one that I am exceptionally glad to see, especially since the original game was compressed quite highly to fit on a single DVD, which affected the voice quality a lot more than anything else. The remastered BGM is also something I will be looking forward to extremely, as Final Fantasy 12 had some amazing tracks.

It will be something that really looks amazing, as you can see from the video below.


Related posts

A New Post?!

A New Post?!

It's been a while since I have posted anything to my site and there are many reasons which I won't go into here. I am trying to get back into the groove of doing posts and hopefully some videos of retro gaming over the coming weeks/months. This post is just me wanting to let you know what is...

Megadrive Mini announced

Megadrive Mini announced

Disregard all of the Megadrive consoles that have been released over the past 10 years, you know the ones that have notoriously been a bit poo. I'm looking at you Megadrive Classic.  Sega has announced a Megadrive Mini, which is releasing in September this year. A first party alternative to...

Insomnia 64 t-minus 34 days and counting

Insomnia 64 t-minus 34 days and counting

Insomnia Gaming Festival is an event close to my heart. I’ve been down to a few them over the last few years and the latest one, Insomnia 64, is now only 34 days away. The UK’s biggest LAN party has come along way since the early days and now houses all number of communities under the...

Leave a comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.