Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age Gets New Spring Trailer


Square Enix has released a new trailer for Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age that sheds a little more light on the remaster’s overhauled visuals and remastered soundtrack. Improving upon the 2006 original with high-definition graphics and sound, the developer has opted to put in the extra work for this particular version by taking a fine-toothed comb to the RPG’s various battle mechanics and systems, making changes wherever it sees fit to make for a less frustrating and more appealing experience for modern audiences.

Among others, that includes a revamped job system, tweaked combat mechanics and streamlined technical elements, with reduced loading times and trophy support promised in order to bring the whole package up to scratch with the PlayStation 4’s existing library. Besides all of that, brand new content, including a new Trial Mode that pits your party against 100 waves of increasingly difficult waves of enemies, is being crammed onto the disc, so be sure to clear your diary for when the remaster drops in a few months time, you’ll need all the free time you can get.

For those unfamiliar with Final Fantasy XII‘s premise, Square Enix has handily set the scene for you with a synopsis.

Enter 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.

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age is out July 11 in Europe and North America and July 13 in Japan. If you’ve got $200 spare to splurge on a single video game, you can secure yourself a copy of the title’s lavish Collector’s Edition via Square’s official store, which boasts a set of five mini busts modeled after the Judge Magisters.

If two months represents a lifetime of wait for you to find out if The Zodiac Age is shaping up to be a worthy remaster, you can head over here to see what we thought of it during a hands-on preview at PAX East.