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Final Fantasy XII’s remaster confirmed for North American release

Yesterday’s exciting news of Final Fantasy XII finally getting a proper remaster came with a small asterisk that has since been resolved. Initial reveals didn’t confirm that the game would be coming stateside as it came from the official Japanese website, and fans were left wondering if Square Enix would be bringing it to North America.

As I said, there should have been no doubt about this game swimming across the ocean, and it took Square Enix less than a day to confirm that Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age would be coming to North American audiences.

As posted on the PlayStation Blog, Square Enix also confirmed that the content from the previously unreleased International Zodiac Job System will also be appearing in North America for the first time.

Hardcore Final Fantasy fans in the US may remember that an International Version of the game was released that included a new character growth system, as well as various other improvements to the game’s interface. We are happy to report that The Zodiac Age integrates all of these features and updates, so North American fans can finally experience them for themselves. Modern advancements including PlayStation 4 Trophy support and Share functionality, auto-save, shortened loading times, overlaid location map and more are new!

So for now, the game is officially just a PlayStation 4 exclusive, but I’m standing firm the belief it will come to the PC afterwards like every other Final Fantasy game these days. Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age will be released in 2017.


Ron Duwell

Ron has been living it up in Japan for the last decade, and he has no intention of leaving this technical wonderland any time soon. When he's not...

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