The 2016 Tokyo Games Show (TGS) is in full swing and Square Enix has released 4 brand new screens from the upcoming HD remaster of Final Fantasy XII. This small collection of screenshots give us a good representation of some of the improvements that the devs at Square have made to the ten year old PlayStation 2 title. Improved textures, increased geometry, new lighting systems and other improvements seem to await players – of course Vaan’s abs still look they’ve been painted on!
Final Fantasy XII was originally released on March 16th 2006 for the PlayStation 2 in Japan and October 31st 2006 in North America. The PS4 re-master, titled Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age not only includes a number of technical improvements but also a re-recorded soundtrack and the “Zodiac Job System” originally introduced in Final Fantasy XII: International which oddly enough was never released in North America.
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age will be released sometime in 2017. Click the images below for higher resolutions.
Want to see the rough difference between the original Final Fantasy XII enhanced on a PlayStation 2 emulator and The Zodiac Age? Twitter user Andrea Ritsu thankfully posted some comparison screenshots from the most recent trailer:
1) FFXII running in HD on Emulator
2) FFXII The Zodiac Age Trailer pic.twitter.com/iOd3RSvBg8
— Andrea律 (@andrearitsu) September 15, 2016