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So much Final Fantasy coming to Nintendo Switch starting with FFXV Pocket Edition

Posted on September 15, 2018 by Jason Nason

Square Enix is bringing Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition HD to the Nintendo Switch (it’s actually already available in the Nintendo eShop). That much we already knew. Well it looks like Square Enix is going all in with the Nintendo Switch.

On the latest Nintendo Direct it was announced that Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition HD isn’t the only Final Fantasy game coming to the Switch. High-definition versions of some of the most beloved Final Fantasy games of all time are coming to Nintendo Switch.

This includes Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy IX and Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster, as well as the recently released Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age. This is the first time any of these Final Fantasy games has been released on a Nintendo system.

In addition, three other games in the Final Fantasy universe will launch on Nintendo Switch in the near future.

The leveled-up edition of World of Final Fantasy Maxima launches November 6th, Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY! launches this winter and Nintendo GameCube co-op game Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition with online multiplayer and no need for a link cable comes to Nintendo Switch in 2019.

I haven’t played the bulk of these games on the PlayStation and PlayStation 2, and played a little bit of Crystal Chronicles, but after Final Fantasy XI I haven’t played much at all. I’m excited to see these released on the Switch.

Are you excited by these releases? Will you be playing through them?


Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age Story Trailer Released

Posted on June 8, 2017 by Rae Michelle Richards

A brand new Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age trailer has been released ahead of E3 2017. This trailer focuses on some of the major story beats as well as a footage from the introduction cinematic (which still looks drop dead gorgeous after all of these years). Don’t worry about major spoilers as these story moments are shown out of sequence and without any context. Regardless if you’ve played the original XII or not, one thing is clear: The Zodiac Age is one beautiful remaster.

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age will be released on PS4 and PS4 Pro on July 11th. It should be playable at E3 however you won’t have to go that far to get a taste of the game, several Best Buy stores here in Canada have had an early XII: Zodiac Age demos at their PlayStation kiosks for months.


Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age Gets New Screenshots

Posted on April 17, 2017 by Rae Michelle Richards

Get an up close look at the updated in-game models for  Ashelia Dalmasca, Judge Gabranth, Fran and other characters from Final Fantasy XII as well as several screen grabs from the game’s fantastic Gambit battle system with 20 brand new screenshots released by Square Enix for Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age.

11 years have passed since the original PlayStation 2 release of FFXII and this July Square Enix will update the game with new visuals, gameplay enhancements for the previously Japan only International releas and rebalanced combat system.

Final Fantasy: The Zodiac Age will release in North America on July 11th.


Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age hits PS4 on July 11th

Posted on January 31, 2017 by Jason Nason

Square Enix announced today during the Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary Opening Ceremony event in Tokyo that Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age will be released on July 11th. The game will be released for PlayStation 4.

Accompanied with the announcement was a brand-new piece of key art from famed character designer and artist Akihiko Yoshida.

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 The Zodiac Age 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.

Check out the trailer for the game from the Tokyo Game Show



Square Enix Releases TGS Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age Screenshots

Posted on September 14, 2016 by Rae Michelle Richards

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:


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