Square Enix just announced Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, an HD remaster of the classic Final Fantasy XII coming to PS4 in 2017.
And there it is.
Massive news! I love FFXII.. This news is huge
The milking continues. Shame the game had absolutely no worthwhile story, played more like an offline mmo.
@Bansai So the 92 on metacritic means what exactly ? XI was an MMO not XII.
@ Pedrof93 The main reason it felt like an mmorpg was because the battle system was built around FF XI when it comes to targetting the mobs FFXI was the first FF to let you to be able to see the mobs with out random battles starting and forcing you into the fight. But the fed up big time to to copy that into FFX12. This game sucked anyway all the main well known summons where ship names instead and it felt like a wanna be Star wars imo.
@above hater many people asked for it, it is A GREAT GAME. yes special snowflakes you hate it, so what? Me and many others like it. and it's not like every gamer is obligated to buy it, just leave the damn game alone if you're not going to bother with it.
I guess I can't even voice a negative opinion since I'm not gonna buy it, right notachance? And I'm the hater, lol. Pedrof, that's why I said OFFLINE MMO, because the story in this game is non-existent.
One thing that I did find annoying about FFXII were those targeting lines. Fortunately, you can turn them off. Compared to other FF games FFXII has relatively huge maps and is fairly open world in that you can basically go just about anywhere (within reason) although you won't survive long even if you opt for turn-based combat. Some features I really did like with FFXII were, no random encounters since you could see all enemies and you did not shift into a battle arena on each encounter you actually fought in the area where you encountered the enemy. You could even swap your party members in battle as well as the ability to position each combat party member on the battlefield. @Bansai You are entitled to your opinion but believe it or not, there was quite a decent story in FFXII. I still have both FFX and FFXII and a backwards compatible PS3 but a remaster will look so much better. Still I have played both games and unless they are selling the remasters for say $20.00 (which they won't, although they will drop in price over time) I am not that interested.
@jessionpc You know you could just...not buy them right? These are for people who may not have played the original and may not have access to a 16 year old console or even a TV to play it on for that matter since many new TVs don't even have a component input. Or y'know, maybe people like me who enjoyed it and want to play it again with modernized graphics. So if I want to play this game, I need to go out and buy a used PS2, an old CRT TV/converter box for $100 and play a shitty low res version of a game just because YOU say so? You are clearly the idiot in this situation, not them. It will cost much more than $20 to buy a copy of the original game, a PS2 and a TV/component converter box than it would be to simply buy an HD remake. And again, if people don't want to buy it, they wont. You realize you are not forced to purchase every product that is advertised to you, right?
@jessionpc This game came out 10 years ago, that means if your 15 now you were 5 when ot launched. Let people experience a game that us older folks enjoyed. If you dont like hd remasters then dont buy them no one is forcing you too. Yes it is an easy cash grab but so are sequels and reboots in hollywood but it doesnt mean they shouldnt exist
I have been waiting for this for a while!
@Bansai shit we already almost 3 years into this gen and all the console FF games have all been remasters
Never played the original but I'll check this out because they will include the Japanese voices this time. I hope they'll show World of Final Fantasy at E3 as well.
@jessionpc He gets disagrees for the "had absolutely no worthwhile story" part. Mine included
Yes, finally, day one.
It has a story, but not a worthwhile one, it's cut in the middle and characters are boring [with the exception of balthier] without any development. But I guess you can't argue with people that are clouded by nostalgia.
Bansai and Jessionpc, You may have forgotten: Persona 4 released on Vita. Ask yourselves, why would I bring that up? Because, considering both games released near the end of PS2's life, they were easy titles to overlook and probably were never abundantly available. Unless of course you like paying inflated rare game prices from personal sellers. I think it's a good idea. Sure, they could release it as a PS2 classic, but I'm very okay with them putting some soul into a remaster.
Knew it had to happen! I hope it's not late 2017, I want to play it yesterday! :P
Yeah man, me too. And is it 2017 world-wide release or just for the orient? If that's the case, we might have to wait as far as 2018 for a western release... :(
Seeing this makes me so happy! It just reminded me what if this game was remade as well?!! Sigh if only...
Isn't it glorious.
Indeed, but where is the Vita version?!
Remote Play is good enough for me, I don't really take my Vita out much anymore. I like to sit outside on the porch and stream PS4 games though. This will be another great game for Remote Play. :)
I bet this game will release with a demo of the Final Fantasy VII Remake to boost sales.
Yay! I was not able to play FF12 when it first came out. It was a difficult period of my life and I am greatful that I will have the opportunity to do so now.
About bloody time.
IT'S HAPPENING https://s3.amazonaws.com/ra...
This feeling. It must be hype, right?
"you feel it too don't you"
This feels good, doesn't it?
I thought so, but I had to change my underwear
haha I think I will wait to see if they turn it into a action rpg. I Don't know WHAT to call FFXII. It was not really action, and it was not turn based either, even though you can wait around and run out of range of battles.
Finally, Thank you Square and hopefully western release is not far off.
FINALLY! DAY ZERO My favorite PS2 Game :3 FFXV will keep me busy until this beauty lands.
There u go lol :-)
Am so happy right now! :D
Ideal spacing would be Final Fantasy 15 September Kingdom Hearts 2.8 holidays 2016 Final Fantasy 12 early 2017 Kingdom hearts 3 mid 2017 Final fantasy 7 late 2017 Looking forward to Square Enix e3 And the new Dragon Quest also out there somewhere
i remember they said DQXI will be released in 2017 in Japan, so i say early 2018 worldwide.
2018, still a while away... But hopefully they show it off at E3. I cant seem to remeber.. did they confirm a release for Dragon Quest Heroes 2. I enjoyed the first 1 and I reckon the 2nd one would be awesome too
Don't forget their Edios games. They have a lot of momentum right now. Officially this gen might make it were I own the most Square games during a generation. Last gen I only owned Hitman Absolution, Deus Ex, Bravely Default and I think thats it. FFXV,FFVII remake, FFXII remaster, KH3, probably getting 2.8 (Already own Hitman) getting Deus Ex, I Am Setsuna, World Of Final Fantasy and what ever else they make this gen. Will be the most Square games I've ever purchased in 1 generation thus far.
PS1 was the generation I had the most Square games. Oh how I miss those days. Good thing is though, that this generation is starting to look the same way. Hopefully they sneak in some sleeper hits as well!
@Edmix true. I am looking forward to Deus Ex and I am Setsuna as well and have been meaning to pick up Hit man some time as well.
lol. I think we were talking about this a few months ago and I was telling you it as like 99% likely it was going to happen soon. We'll here you go Dark lol its been a long, long time since I've played FFXII. I LOVE the gameplay of that game SOOOOOO much. The story was ok, but I think playing it a 3rd time also being older might give some greater insight. Last time I played FFXII was like 2007.
Hell yeah! But why take so long? :(
Because they've been doing a billion other things, lol? Just be glad it's actually happening.
Of course it would be at some point. I was just hoping for a E3 announcement and release
Apparenlty only two people worked on FF X HD, so I guess not many more were working on this.
Very likely. Most port teams are made up of about 10 staff or less.
Dear Square Enix Please Release on PC Too .
it will. maybe 2018
Here it comes the port begging, unbelievable, lol. Edit: well, that why it's called beggars.
Remasters are pretty much enhanced ports, so think about that for a second.
How dare people want it right? The only thing unreliable is your attitude towards people who want it on pc (fyi every remaster has hit pc already, its gonna happen)
I know right, how dare they want to play games on their platform! DISGUSTING! /s
It's so unbelievably stupid that you think there is something wrong with wanting to play games on your preferred platform. It's not like Sony fans haven't done the same thing. You're just being a hateful hypocrite.
They probably will. FFX got a PC release so I'd say its likely a given.
Despite the fact that some random people are going around downvoting everyone who mentions PC, I don't believe you have to beg. Every other Remastered port has been ported to PC as well, so it may take a year or two more, but it'll wind up there eventually.
We all should of known this was going to happen!..that's why I love my PS4!!
This is why you love your ps4? Some people just have ultra low standards I guess...
what!? Is FFXII an Ultra Low standard? No Comment
Huh, I guess we will keep getting more and more remasters since people are obviously hyped for them... smh, this is why new IPs are few and between. and yes, FF XII Remaster is practically a baseline for ultra low standard. Only XIIIs were worse.
JEALOUS?...MISERABLE?.. or all the above?
of ultra low standards? hardly :>
Do you have a problem with people being excited for this game or something?
Your salt is showing.
For someone who bitches about disagrees you're quite an asshole to people who are happy about this. What happened man? Mom never hugged you or something?
This just seems to be a person who hates happiness or any sort of positivity. Must be a hard way to get through life.
Liking great games is low standards? also you know this isn't just a remaster of ff xii right? it's most likely the version never released outside off japan
"is why new IPs are few and between" I Am Setsuna, Bravely Default, World Of Final Fantasy etc are all new IPs...... Also I have no clue what a port or remaster has to do with a new IP. 1 cost likely less then 1 million to make. 1 cost around 50 or even more million to make. Also.....why can't they have both? What does one have to do with the other? I've yet to ever hear a company stopping production of a new IP that cost huge millions, to spend a couple grand on remaster. They are not even done by the same teams sooooo sounds like a lot of you're post are just filled with uneducated ignorance. Salt is real with this one. This will give Square more money to keep making new games.....not really that hard to get (well for you maybe lol)