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Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age will be out in North America on July 11th, and today, Square Enix shared new screenshots of the game’s hunt system, Mist Quickenings, and Summoning.
Face down notorious beasts across Ivalice with the Hunt system. By accepting them through Clan Centurio, you’ll be tasked with slaying enemies of various difficulty levels throughout your journey. First, you’ll need to accept the hunt, talk to the quest-giver, kill the quarry, and return to said quest-giver for a reward.
Mist Quickenings are character-specific super moves that are unique to each of your party members. By charging the Mist gauge, you’ll be able to unleash powerful abilities that can be chained together with a button press within a short amount of time. Chain enough of them together and you’ll trigger a big finisher. These are unlocked on the License Board, and each character gets three different Quickenings.
There are thirteen different Espers that you can summon in Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age, which can be assigned to a character by activating a special node on the license board. In this version of the game, when an Esper is summoned, you can use the game’s member switching system to assume direct control.
The following artwork was created by Hideo Minaba, and will be the design featured on the Limited Edition steelbook.