Square Enix details additions to Switch and Xbox version of Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, alongside new trailers
The April 30 release date for the Nintendo Switch and Xbox One version of Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age was announced earlier this year, but today Square Enix provided a few new details about some upcoming changes to the newest release for the twelfth mainline entry in their flagship franchise.
In addition to the usual slate of features found in The Zodiac Age such as the new License Board and turbo mode, it will also feature the ability to reset your board selections as well as store three gambit sets, alongside a slightly modified New Game+. On top of that, the Xbox One X version will also support 60 fps, a feature previously exclusive to the PC release.
This isn't the first time that Square has made tweaks to their re-releases of Final Fantasy XII. Not only did The Zodiac Age make a few tweaks to the original PS2 International Zodiac Job System version, such as the ability to select two job boards instead of one, last year's PC version also has a few differences -- namely being able to select New Game+ from the outset, alongside the option to max out License Points and Gil with a menu toggle.
While there's always a chance some or all of these features might be back-transferred to the earlier PlayStation 4 or PC releases, there's not really a precedent for it either.
Lastly, Square Enix provided a new artwork from Isamu Kamikokuryo to celebrate the incoming release.
- License Reset Function: By talking to Clan Centurio’s leader Montblanc in Rabanastre, players can reset and change their party member’s jobs, allowing them to customize the jobs of their party as desired.
- Additional Gambit Sets: Gambits allow players to customize their party’s AI. Players can now create three unique sets, allowing players to switch between sets for different situations, such as map exploration or boss fights.
- Improved “New Game+”: Allows users to start the game with party members at level 90 and carry over some items like weapons, magic and gils obtained during previous playthroughs
- Specific to Xbox One X – Supports 60fps
Square Enix also provided new trailers for The Zodiac Age as well as for Final Fantasy X/X-2 Remastered, due out on April 16. We have them linked below.