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Final Fantasy XII

FFXII: The Zodiac Age Gets Some Lovin' Too

Brendan    2016-09-28    3 comments

September has been a crazy busy month for Square Enix. From PAX, to GameStop Expo, to TGS and now EGX, the company has been giddily showing off its blockbuster lineup to crowds across the world. The upcoming HD remaster of FINAL FANTASY XII: THE ZODIAC AGE was livestreamed at EGX, courtesy of PlayStation Access this weekend and the result is...

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age E3 Impressions

Brendan    2016-06-17    2 comments

While Final Fantasy XV was having its moment in the sun, Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age was the sleeper hit in Square Enix's lineup at E3 2016. The game was also playable to members of the press who had the chance to experience, firsthand, some of the improvements that are being made to the title in preparation for its...

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age Coming to PS4 in 2017

Brendan    2016-06-06    7 comments

Originally released for PS2 in 2006, a high definition remaster of Final Fantasy XII was announced today. Square Enix is preparing the previous international version, then known as the Zodiac Job System, for its true, full international debut across the world as Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age. The game will arrive in 2017 for the PS4. It will include...


Final Fantasy XII "Remake" Accidentally Confirmed

Xin    2015-08-02    5 comments

A little slip of the tongue may just have been the confirmation Final Fantasy XII fans have been waiting for. At tonight's Distant Worlds concert in Pittsburgh, Composer Arnie Roth announced that work had begun on a remake of FFXII, much to the delight and confusion of the live crowd. Now, given that Arnie Roth isn't a developer, I would...

Fans Need to Request FFXII HD Remaster, Says Square

Brendan    2014-02-17    7 comments

Shinji Hashimoto, series producer to the Final Fantasy franchise, was interviewed by SG Cafe last weekend and covered a variety of talking points in advance of the western release of Lightning Returns. Discussions turned towards Square Enix's other projects (Hashimoto unceremoniously squashed rumors of Final Fantasy X-3) and Hashimoto was asked about the possibilities of an HD remaster of Final...

Akihiko Yoshida Leaves SquareEnix

Xin    2013-12-12    2 comments

Akihiko Yoshida, the artist behind character designs for numerous SquareEnix franchises, has left the company after 18 years of service, announcing his departure in the artbook for Bravely Default: For The Sequel, a revamped version of the original title released in Japan this week. Joining the company in the Squaresoft days, Yoshida's most recogizeable work can be seen in the...


A Final Fantasy We May Never See

Xin    2009-08-20    2 comments

In a story first reported by Destuctoid and expanded upon by members of NeoGAF, SquareEnix seems to have been planning a return visit to Ivalice sometime in the next few years. For now however, it seems that trip has been canceled. Recently closed development house GRIN appear to have been working on an action oriented title set in the FFXII...

Happy Halloween!

Brendan    2007-11-01    4 comments

For all you North American folks celebrating Halloween, Final Fantasy XII is officially one year old. If you're too old or too disinterested to hit your neighbors up for some free candy, pull out the dusty copy and head on over to yesteryear, when we anxiously brought almost four years of impatient waiting to an end. By coincidence, this also...

Going Home a Winner

Brendan    2007-04-23    0 comments

In the annual Famitsu Awards, Square Enix’s latest RPG epic, Final Fantasy XII for PS2 tied with Pokemon Diamond & Pearl for Nintendo DS for 'Game of the Year'. The creator of the Final Fantasy series, Hironobu Sakaguchi, walked away with ‘Most Valuable Person of the Year’ while his Xbox 360 title Blue Dragon, garnered the Novice Game of the...


Final Fantasy XII out in Europe

kula shakerz    2007-02-23    0 comments

The latest installment in the Final Fantasy series, Final Fantasy XII is finally released in Europe. The story takes place in the world of Ivalice which is at war: the nation of Archadia and Rosaria locked in a bitter contest for domination and supremacy of everything in between them. The Kingdom of Dalmasca takes center stage as it is invaded...

Making Success So

Brendan    2007-02-18    0 comments

Square Enix would appear to be pulling out all the stops for the upcoming release of Final Fantasy XII. In addition to another cosplay contest for adoring fans in Europe, Patrick Stewart, perhaps best known as Captain Picard from the Star Trek franchise, will be providing the voice for the game’s advertising campaign. “When we first saw the incredible visuals...

Official European FFXII website opens

kula shakerz    2007-02-14    0 comments

Square Enix has finally opened the official European Final Fantasy XII website. The site is available in English, French, Italian, German and Spanish, once you have chosen your language you'll see a short intro before you can start looking up miscellaneous information like story, characters, battle system etc. Check it out here: http://www.finalfantasy12.eu.com. The European Final Fantasy XII release date...


Final Fantasy cosplay competition

kula shakerz    2007-01-26    0 comments

If you think you have what it takes to be an official Square Enix Cosplayer, you are invited to enter the official Final Fantasy XII Cosplay competition. Three Grand Prize Winners will win a two night trip to London to showcase their Final Fantasy XII costumes on stage at the official European launch event in central London, and will also...

Going Nowhere Fast

Brendan    2007-01-05    0 comments

GameStop and EB Games reported this weekend that Final Fantasy XII was one of the five top-selling games this holiday season. The other four included Microsoft's Gears of War (which I contributed to by one unit), Nintendo's Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Activision's Guitar Hero 2 and WWE SMACKDOWN vs. RAW 2007 from THQ.

Set for Release

Brendan    2006-12-21    0 comments

The European and Australian release dates for Final Fantasy XII are February 23rd, 2007. Final Fantasy XII has sold over 2 million copies in Japan, and shipped over 1.5 million in North American territories.