Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, an HD remaster of FFXII, is coming to PS4 in 2017

Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age will be heading to PlayStation 4 in 2017.

The Zodiac Age is a high-definition remaster of Final Fantasy XII: International, which is an updated version of the original critically acclaimed PlayStation 2 RPG complete with a host of new additions, including the Zodiac Job System.

The International release also features revamped game design and a host of other improvements to the original release. 

Additional features include:
· Latest-generation high-definition graphical capabilities, including characters and movie scenes fully remastered in high-definition.
· True 7.1 surround sound, including high-definition voicing and newly recorded background music utilizing the current generation of sound production.
· Option to switch between the original and the newly remastered soundtrack.
· New trial mode where players can take on monsters and enemies in up to 100 successive battles
· Modern gameplay advancements including PlayStation 4 system trophy support and share functionalities, auto-save and shortened loading times
· An endless amount of gameplay and adventure including hunts, battles, and mini-games

Not much further is known about Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age right now, although with E3 just around the corner, there’s a chance we could hear something in Los Angeles next week. For now, check out the debut trailer.

Final Fantasy XII still remains one of the all-time great JRPGs 

Released in 2006, Final Fantasy XII went on to achieve critical and commercial success, picking up numerous Game of the Year awards and shipping over 5.2 million copies worldwide as of March 2007. 

Building on the template set by its predecessor, Final Fantasy XII eschews the traditional random encounters seen in previous instalments, with gamers able to avoid getting into a scrap with enemies if they so desire. The game utilizes a real-time combat system known as Active Dimension Battle. 

Interestingly, the game held a Guinness World Record back in summer 2008 as the video game with the longest development period. Indeed, FFXII took quite a well in the oven; five years in total, spanning 2001 until 2006.

Read our review of Final Fantasy XII on PS2.