Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age Now Available For PS4
Final Fantasy 12 The Zodiac Age
(Last Updated On: July 11, 2017)

Gamers are currently traveling across Ivalice and battling it out with Vaan, Fran, Penelo and Basch, as they go on a quest for vengeance, justice and righting the wrongs of the Empire. Square Enix has re-released Final Fantasy XII as The Zodiac Age, featuring some brand new content and gameplay that was not present during the original Western release on the PS2.

Final Fantasy XII actually still feels really recent to me, and it seems strange it’s being remastered so soon after its 2006 release, but I guess it has been more than a decade, so it’s not surprising that a big publisher would want to remaster it and milk it for what it’s worth.

The game does feature 4K support for the PlayStation 4 version, along with HD textures and overhauled soundtrack for higher fidelity output. A story trailer released not too long ago gives you a good idea of what to expect from the characters, the graphics and remastered aesthetics.

Final Fantasy XII always had a unique look to it, the washed out palette and character designs usually helped separate it from other JRPGs out there during that time. It has a somewhat captivating art-style that helps give it an identity that seemed lost during the Final Fantasy XIII arc.

New to the game is the Zodiac Job System, which allows players to develop two different jobs for each character based around 12 available jobs. It’s very similar to the job system from Final Fantasy V. The Zodiac system was originally in the Japanese version but it was cut from the original Western release.

Square also managed to speed up the load times, something that was atrocious back on the PS2. And they also added a speed mode, auto-save function and offer some new physical accessories through the collector’s edition, which includes a Judge Magisters mini-bust, the original soundtrack, a steelbook, an art card set, and an in-game DLC music option.

You can pick up Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age right now for the PlayStation 4.


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  • LightningFarron19

    “It has a somewhat captivating art-style that helps give it an identity that seemed lost during the Final Fantasy XIII arc.”

    Are you SERIOUSLY talking about FF12? The game that was originally an incomplete offline MMO? The game that took 11 years to provide us with the overhaul of it’s combat and gameplay to the west? The Final Fantasy who’s identity was so forgotten, that most people forgot about it?

    Fuck off, FF13 has more quality in it’s pinky finger than FF12 EVER had. Let’s put it this way:

    Which game sold more? Which game had better reception? Which game got an entire subseries from fan demand? Which game features the main protagainst as the best female FF character in Japan?

    All these questions have one answer: Final Fantasy XIII. NOT FF12.

    • Aahahaha…. triggered fanboy alert.

      First off, sales don’t mean jackspit. Call of Duty is the best selling game each year out and many of them are pure crap. Overwatch sold like crazy and it’s one of the worst and most shallow shooter games ever made. Sales mean jackspit.

      Also, critical praise? Are you serious? By who? Those scumbag journalists? If you take their word as gospel then I hate to tell you, ace, but you’re nothing but a filthy casual.

      Which game got an entire subseries from fan demand?

      Wrong. Square had to make back their budget after blowing their load like a 15-year-old virgin at a Playboy Mansion party, so they needed to make additional sequels using the tech they already had in place.

      https://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/02/11/lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii-shows-how-squ.aspx

      http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-04-03-new-square-enix-boss-promises-fundamental-review-of-the-entire-company

      Which game features the main protagainst as the best female FF character in Japan?

      That doesn’t tell me anything other than that your Waifu is sh!t.

      • LightningFarron19

        No, sales mean that people bought it and that the company can make a profit so that they can keep continuing to work. Got to pay for that budget and workers somehow dude.

        Dude, That’s not even CLOSE to what happened. Look up actual information instead of just some fluff pieces:

        http://finalfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/Final_Fantasy_XIII-2#Development

        ^ That’s the reason why it got a subseries.

        Also, all of the characters in FF12 got jack shit and aren’t anywhere near as remembered. It’s hilarious how your argument boils down to “NO! IT DOESN’T COUNT!!!”

        • Dude, That’s not even CLOSE to what happened. Look up actual information instead of just some fluff pieces:

          LOL…. fanboy revisionism. It even coincides with what I said… they had leftover pieces and recycled some content to make a second game. Oh… but wait!

          FFXIII-2 did less than half of what FFXIII vanilla did.
          http://imgur.com/aKEj86O.png

          There wasn’t that much demand for it. Square just over-hyped FFXIII so a bunch of waifu hunters like yourself would throw $60 at the screen for a piss-poor excuse for a 30 hour CG movie with bad turn-based combat thrown in.

          ^ That’s the reason why it got a subseries.

          Ahahaha… it got a sub-series ’cause Square needed to make back the money they blew on FFXIII, same way they needed to sell 10 million copies of FFXV to profit after a 10 year development cycle.

          You got played, son. Don’t cry because you spent $180 on sub-par games just to see a little bit of Lightning’s twig legs.

          • LightningFarron19

            1. Final Fantasy XIII sold 6.2 million in one year, NOT 7.5 million. That was after SEVERAL years

            2. Final Fantasy XIII-2 sold practically just as much as Final Fantasy X-2 did on one year (3.4 million to 3.1 million). So yes, there was a demand.

            3. You didn’t even read what I linked to you, did you? Or are you just going to link more fluff pieces in order to make your argument correct

            Man, you are a shitty troll since you clearly don’t have an argument. Just stop embarrassing yourself and act like an adult once in your life.

          • 2. Final Fantasy XIII-2 sold practically just as much as Final Fantasy X-2 did on one year (3.4 million to 3.1 million). So yes, there was a demand.

            First of all, weebs will buy anything out of the great nation of the Nippon, as evident with your sh!t taste in waifus. When less than half of your original adopters are only barely willing to buy a sequel it shows the product is crap.

            Also LOL @ bringing up Final Fantasy X-2. That’s hailed as one of the WORST Final Fantasy games ever made. Thanks for proving my point, ace.

            You didn’t even read what I linked to you, did you? Or are you just going to link more fluff pieces in order to make your argument correct

            The parts about them recycling assets to cash-in on weebs like yourself? Sure, I read that part.

            Man, you are a shitty troll since you clearly don’t have an argument.

            My argument is pretty clear… your waifu is sh!t, bro.

            Just stop embarrassing yourself and act like an adult once in your life.

            If I did, I might end up becoming your stepfather.

          • LightningFarron19

            1. The fact that you are using the “Weeb” argument when it’s a mainstream IP shows that you are desperate.

            2. The worst final Fantasy games are FF14 (1.0), FF2 and FF3. If we are REALLY going into spinoffs, then that one shitty Final Fantasy phone game and Dirge of Cerberus come to mind.

            3. I’m pointing to the fact that people who liked FF10 asked for FF10-2, and they bought and made it profitable. Same thing with FF13 and FF13-2. It’s called consistency. If people didn’t want it, FF13-2 would never have existed in the first place. Can’t make a profit if there is nobody to buy it dude.

            4. You forgot about the parts where the producer and director went around asking the audience about whether they wanted it or not. And the part where they explained that XIII-2 happened because of that global demand. And guess what? It profited because people wanted to see more of FF13! And they knew what they were in for because they already knew about FF10-2 and about FF13’s world.

            5. Using “Your waifu is shit” as an argument is showing desperation dude. Same with the Stepfather comment. Just stop and don’t be so trollish.

          • 1. The fact that you are using the “Weeb” argument when it’s a mainstream IP shows that you are desperate.

            Nah bruh, it means that I’m right.

            . The worst final Fantasy games are FF14 (1.0), FF2 and FF3. If we are REALLY going into spinoffs, then that one shitty Final Fantasy phone game and Dirge of Cerberus come to mind.

            You can’t count the MMOs since they’re constantly updated. Also FF2 and FF3 were okay for their time back during that era. There’s no excuse why FFX-2 turned out to be J-Pop trash.

            I’m pointing to the fact that people who liked FF10 asked for FF10-2, and they bought and made it profitable.

            And some people buy Nicholas Cage DVDs and keep his alcohol habit alive. It doesn’t mean stupid people buying bad products is a good thing.

            If people didn’t want it, FF13-2 would never have existed in the first place. Can’t make a profit if there is nobody to buy it dude.

            And a bunch of mongoloids bought Mass Effect Andromeda… LOL… an SJW crapfest. People will buy crap products, it doesn’t magically make them good products.

            You forgot about the parts where the producer and director went around asking the audience about whether they wanted it or not. And the part where they explained that XIII-2 happened because of that global demand.

            Global demand from a minor scattering of weebs.

            It profited because people wanted to see more of FF13!

            It profited because Square Call of Dutied FFXIII-2 by recycling assets and selling them $60. If they managed to go in the red by doing an asset flip then that would make them dumber than the people who actually paid $60 for FFXIII-2.

    • Wennatar Arscinie

      I am too hungover to read all this Ill just go straight tothpoint ffxiii SUCKED MAJOR FAGGOT BALLS it just had pretty womminz is all