Square-Enix Releases New Spring Trailer for Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age

Square-Enix is still working away on the remaster of Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age.  It’s been under construction for a while now and is almost done, with the pending July 11 release date getting closer by the day.  The PS2 classic was one of the best of the modern Final Fantasy releases, although at eleven years old it’s a bit of a stretch to consider it “modern” any more.  There’s more than enough that’s new in the updated version to get excited for, though, seeing as The Zodiac Age is the first official US release of the updated job boards that had formerly been Japan-only.  In addition to looking much prettier than the poor old PS2 could ever manage, the new job boards expand the possibilities for character advancement from the original single set of upgrades to twelve different potential options.  It’s a bit overwhelming and takes some getting used to, but once you commit a character to a path and learn how to run the combat gambits it’s almost like programming the battles, constantly tweaking and adjusting for effect.  The new trailer focuses on story rather than gameplay, though, letting FFXII’s rich cast show off the drama of its expansive world.  Ivalice is a land that’s seen more than its share of strife and political intrigue, and Final Fantasy XII was easily its most epic adventure.