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Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age will get a Collector's Edition that is only available at their store.
 

The Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age Collector's Edition will include the following:

  • The game
  • Exclusive Judge Magisters Mini Bust Set, featuring busts of Judges Bergan, Drace, Gabranth, Ghis, and Zargabaath (Exclusive to Collector's Edition. Will not be sold separately.)
  • Soundtrack featurning music from famed composer Hitoshi Sakimoto
  • Steelbook featuring art exclusive to the Collector’s Edition
  • Set of Six Art Cards, featuring Vaan, Ashe, Basch, Fran & Balthier, Penelo and World of Ivalice
  • Digital code to access the original soundtrack as background music in-game

The collector's edition will go on sale on 11 July 2017 for $ 199.99 / € 199.99 and can be pre-ordered at their store.

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age collector's edition

Square Enix

Today, on Final Fantasy VII 20th Anniversary, Square Enix held the Opening Ceremony in Tokyo to commence a year-long of celebration for the ranchise’s 30-year legacy.

Like with the previous 25th Anniversary, this Anniversary comes with a new logo (drawn by Yoshitaka Amano) and website (www.finalfantasy30.com) where fans can use the hashtag #FF30th to share their favorite experiences and stay up to date on the various events planned for the rest of the year.

During the event several announcements were made.

Final Fantasy VII Remake
Brand-new key art for Final Fantasy VII Remake was unveiled, depicting the game’s protagonist and mercenary Cloud and his iconic Buster Sword set to the background of Midgar, base of the Shinra™ Electric Power Company.

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age
The release date has been announced: 11 July in North America and Europe. Japan 13 July.

Final Fantasy XV DLC
The first sneak peek at some of the upcoming DLC for Final Fantasy XV was showcased on-stage, highlighting the brand-new perspective players will experience in the coming months. The Final Fantasy XV Booster Pack (Free Version) and Final Fantasy XV Booster Pack + are scheduled for release on 21 February, and will be available for all players or Season Pass holders, respectively. The DLC content will include powerful items such as the invincible outfit, “Magitek Exosuit” that give players an advantage during battles.
 
Final Fantasy XV Episode Gladiolus releases on 28 March, and will be available to players who purchased the Premium Edition or Season Pass and can also be purchased separately via the Xbox Marketplace or the PlayStation Store. Through this DLC, players can enjoy an episode depicted from Gladio’s perspective. Gilgamesh, one of the franchise’s fan-favorite characters will also be making an appearance in the episode.

Final Fantasy Brave Exvius
Final Fantasy Brave Exvius, the full-scale Final Fantasy adventure for mobile devices that has achieved over 20 million downloads worldwide, recently began an in-game collaboration event with internationally renowned artist and actress Ariana Grande. All players will be able to acquire “Dangerous Ariana,” the Ariana Grande-inspired character exclusively designed for the game until 2 February by completing the first stage of the special in-game event, "Dangerous Woman Tour."
 
Mobius Final Fantasy
Mobius Final Fantasy, will be making its way to Steam next month on 6 February. The title offers an all-new RPG adventure featuring a deep story, stunning visuals, in-depth character customization and a refined turn-based RPG battle system. To celebrate over 10 million registered users worldwide and the 20th anniversary of Final Fantasy VII, various in-game bonuses and a special Final Fantasy VII Remake collaboration event will begin on February 7 for a limited time.

Final Fantasy XII

During the Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary event that took place earlier today in Japan producer Hiroaki Katô has annoiunced that Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age will be available for PlayStation 4 on 11 July in North America and Europe. Japan will get the game on 13 July.

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age features the world of Ivalice like never before with enhanced high-definition graphics and for the first time ever, western audiences will be able to experience the Zodiac Job System, a 12-job character progression system first introduced in the Japan-only release, Final Fantasy XII: International Zodiac System. The title will also feature a remastered soundtrack, 7.1-surround sound, an auto-save feature, faster loading times, a new Trial Mode and more.

With this announcement comes a brand-new piece of key art from famed character designer and artist Akihiko Yoshida.

Square Enix

Manabu Daishima, graphics designer at Square Enix, has passed away on 30 July while diving at the age of 45. He was found unconscious 30 meters offshore from the Izo Kaiyū Kōen Diving Center in Ito, Shizuoka prefecture.

Manabu Daishima has worked on several (classic) titles for Square (later Square Enix):

  • Final Fantasy IV (special thanks)
  • Romancing SaGa (monster design)
  • Secret of Mana (map graphics design)
  • Chrono Trigger (field graphics)
  • Final Fantasy VI: The Interactive CG game (graphic design)
  • Radical Dreamers (graphics)
  • SaGa Frontier (background graphics)
  • Parasite Eve (battle effects and staff credits)
  • Final Fantasy IX (field map designer)
  • Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII (3D map and background design)
  • Final Fantasy XII (3D map and background design)
  • Seiken Densetsu 4 (background graphics)
  • Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King (background graphics)
  • The 3rd Birthday (background graphics)

Our thoughts and condolences are with Daishima’s family and friends at this sad time.

Final Fantasy XII

Hiroaki Kato, producer at Square Enix, has announced today that Final Fantasy XII (released back in 2006 on PlayStation 2) will receive a remastered version called Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age and it will be released on PlayStation 4 in 2017.

This version is based on Final Fantasy XII: International Zodiac Job System, the international version that was only released in Japan which includes the Zodiac Job System, New Game+, New Game- and a Trail Mode. A top of that this remastered version will feature the following:

  • Updated graphics
    Visuals, including the environments, characters, and movie scenes will be updated to full HD resolution
  • New soundtrack
    Re-recorded the soundtrack using the current generation of sound generation, now in true 7.1 surround. You can also switch back to the original soundtrack.
  • Modern advancements
    PlayStation 4 Trophy support and Share functionality, auto-save, shortened loading times and overlaid location map.

The game will be playable at E3 2016. Expect more news from it soon.



Final Fantasy XII

Last Saturday during the Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy concert in Pittsburgh it was mentioned by Arnie Roth, conductor, that a remake of Final Fantasy XII is currently in development. Today he has posted a statement on the website and Facebook page of Distant Worlds saying that the term remake was used "in error".

Dear friends,

In response to comments posted by fans, I want to rectify a statement made from the stage Saturday night at our Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY concert in Pittsburgh. 

Following conversations with composer Hitoshi Sakimoto regarding new concert arrangements of music from FINAL FANTASY XII, regrettably, the term ‘remake’ was used in error during one of the announcements that took place from the stage during the concert. 

We sincerely regret any confusion this has caused.

Arnie Roth

Producer and Music Director 

Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY

Final Fantasy XII screenshot

This makes it clear that Final Fantasy XII will likely receive the same treatment as Final Fantasy X / X-2 (HD Remaster). Maybe Square Enix will reveal something at Gamescom taking place in a few days?

Credits to Final Fantasy Network for the footage.

Square Enix

Yasumi Matsuno, the man behind games like Final Fantasy Tactics, Vagrant Story and Final Fantasy XII, has teamed up with Playdek, to developed the tactical RPG Unsung Story: Tale of the Guardians. In September last year it was announced that the game will be released on iOS and Android devices. Due to the demand of fans to release the game on other platforms, they've setup a Kickstarter to raise money to developed the game for PC, Mac and Windows Tables and when specified stretch goals are met they will also develop the game for PlayStation Vita and Nintendo 3DS.

The game takes place in the world of Rasfalia where the central plot follows the struggles of heroes who fought in the Seventy-Seven Years War between great kingdoms and empires. Battles will take place on 3D landscapes with a fully player controlled camera. The units that you command are profession based, and within each profession are multiple classes.

The goal that is set is $600,000. With 30 days to go the game has already collected around $265,000 (which is almost half of the target).

Square Enix

Recently an image has been circulating the web about a new Square Enix title called Valiant Saga: Final Fantasy that will be released on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The image shows that the game is developed by Eidos Montreal. There's also a Twitter account active with the default avatar.

Valiant Saga: Final Fantasy ?

Please note that this is no official announcement and is most likely a fake. Or not?

Final Fantasy XII

Today is the day that Final Fantasy XII has finally been released in Europe! Final Fantasy XII is one of the latest big games for the PlayStation 2 and has been rated great by the press. Some stores already began selling the game yesterday (lucky me). So go get it if you want something else (no more random encounters).

I'll begin writing more content for the Final Fantasy XII section soon.

Final Fantasy XII

After some days of delay Square Enix has finally opened its European Final Fantasy XII website! On the website you can find a lot of information about the story, characters, the new Active Dimension Battle (ADB) system, gambits and other things. Also you can watch the trailer, look at screenshots and download wallpapers.

Final Fantasy XII will be released in Europe on February 23rd.

» Official European Final Fantasy XII Website

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