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Grimoire
2nd Aug 2015, 11:57
News and Updates

Rumor: Final Fantasy XII HD announced at Distant Worlds (http://www.finalfantasy.net/xii/rumor-final-fantasy-xii-hd-announced-at-distant-worlds/) (Final Fantasy Network)
- At Distant Worlds currently in progress in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, orchestra conductor Arnie Roth reportedly confirmed that a “Final Fantasy XII HD Remake” is currently in development.
- Final Fantasy XII not to be remade but likely remastered (http://www.finalfantasy.net/xii/final-fantasy-xii-remade-remastered/) (Final Fantasy Network)

HeartOfLion
2nd Aug 2015, 18:42
I wonder if Roth really meant remake or instead he meant remaster, since he’s not in the technical mumbo jumbo.

Sh1nRa358
2nd Aug 2015, 19:53
Please have the following in this!:

-Each character can have 2 jobs. You can have a switch command to switch jobs in battle. It will take up a turn to do this. So many weapons go un-used in this game and this is the only way to utilize all of them. You will be able to set up your gear twice per character per class in the menu. However, if you want the same item included in both jobs, you will need 2 items (it taking up a turn and it not allowing equipment sharing are nerfs to make the character not over powered)

-International based version with the US version's version of Yiazmat. You can still allow debuffs if ya want though.

-Faster chest respawns.

-Some other way of getting the Genji Helmets and Duranjo without being so annoying.

-Keep the ps2's processing effects but just make them look appropriate for the uprezzing. Do not delete effects. Make it optional to turn off or on at least.

-INCLUDE CONTROLLER RUMBLE! No rumble no buy. I do not like that you are removing rumble from all of the steam games of FF. Kills the emersion.

-Make last boss stronger in all forms.

-Incorporate the Judge tower battles in-game instead of as a side game.

Leon_Beoulve
3rd Aug 2015, 01:22
I wonder if Roth really meant remake or instead he meant remaster, since he’s not in the technical mumbo jumbo.

...or if he was just talking out of his ass, since he wouldn't actually have anything to do with the game if it were in development?

HeartOfLion
3rd Aug 2015, 13:15
Running the risk to be proven wrong? I doubt it.
I read somewhere that Sakimoto was present, so he could have told him the news.
But I don’t think Square would have approved of Sakimoto to spill the beans, there are contractual obligations.
I think it’s their usual strategy to pump up the hype.
Is this the truth? Only time will tell.

Grimoire
3rd Aug 2015, 15:57
Update

Final Fantasy XII not to be remade but likely remastered (http://www.finalfantasy.net/xii/final-fantasy-xii-remade-remastered/) (Final Fantasy Network)

HeartOfLion
3rd Aug 2015, 16:25
This is exactly what logic and time constraints imply: not a remake * la FF VII - too expensive to build from scratch two games - but a version that may go from a game with pumped up resolution to a version with changes, from minor ones like added cutscenes, up to some major overhaul at the hands of its original creator (Tactics Ogre, someone?).
I’m not including in the eventual changes the IZJS version, as I believe this will be the basis of the release.
If Square wants a simple cash cow, it will choose the solution at one end of this spectrum of possibilities, the one that requires less time and work and money spent.
Not a very pleasant thought.

rainesohma
4th Aug 2015, 00:41
tbh, remaster is all I ever wanted for a game that I've sunk over 200 hours into, the game is perfect as is. It doesn't need an overhauled battle system, extra content, etc. Just PLEASE make sure to port to Vita just like FFX/FFX-2 as amazing rpg's like this are best played portable...anywhere, any time :)

WinterSoldierLTE
4th Aug 2015, 11:01
tbh, remaster is all I ever wanted for a game that I've sunk over 200 hours into, the game is perfect as is. It doesn't need an overhauled battle system, extra content, etc. Just PLEASE make sure to port to Vita just like FFX/FFX-2 as amazing rpg's like this are best played portable...anywhere, any time :)

Yeah it's fine the way it is. I think part of why fans took to it is because it's so different from the others in terms of gameplay. It's why I like it at least. It's the only FF I enjoy, honestly. Haven't played them all, but I can't stand turn based combat when you're stationery the whole time.

HeartOfLion
4th Aug 2015, 12:02
tbh, remaster is all I ever wanted for a game that I've sunk over 200 hours into, the game is perfect as is. It doesn't need an overhauled battle system, extra content, etc. Just PLEASE make sure to port to Vita just like FFX/FFX-2 as amazing rpg's like this are best played portable...anywhere, any time :)

Well, with due respect for your opinion, I don’t like the game the way it is, even if I spent almost 300 hours of my life in it.

Don’t get me wrong, I like it for your same reasons, because it’s so different from previous (and subsequent) FF titles, because the story is not filled with metaphysical/philosophical/incoherent mumbo jumbo, because main characters and NPCs were made in that way, because the battle system let me roam free without random battles and let me attack from all sides, and let me do changes on the fly and if my leader dies it’s not game over, because the world is a world and not a corridor.

What I’d like to see is not merely extra content like a DLC in the form of pathetic new outfits like the ones in Lightning Returns, but the original Matsuno’s vision.

The game IS different but lacks a deeper look at the cast and has an unsatisfying ending.

If all the matter is an HD coat of paint over the visuals, there’s no pumped up resolution that cannot be achieved through an emulator.

Grimoire
5th Aug 2015, 15:45
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rainesohma
6th Aug 2015, 16:07
Well, with due respect for your opinion, I don’t like the game the way it is, even if I spent almost 300 hours of my life in it.

Don’t get me wrong, I like it for your same reasons, because it’s so different from previous (and subsequent) FF titles, because the story is not filled with metaphysical/philosophical/incoherent mumbo jumbo, because main characters and NPCs were made in that way, because the battle system let me roam free without random battles and let me attack from all sides, and let me do changes on the fly and if my leader dies it’s not game over, because the world is a world and not a corridor.

What I’d like to see is not merely extra content like a DLC in the form of pathetic new outfits like the ones in Lightning Returns, but the original Matsuno’s vision.

The game IS different but lacks a deeper look at the cast and has an unsatisfying ending.

If all the matter is an HD coat of paint over the visuals, there’s no pumped up resolution that cannot be achieved through an emulator.

I appreciate your point of view. My main concern is Vita getting the shaft as it has so many times before (Type-O being the biggest) and my selfish need to play FFXII unhindered by a spouse or kids using the PS4/PS3 or them taking offense to me locking myself away in my office for days on end to play it on the old PS2. Don't get me wrong, it would be great to play on PS4, but 75% of my gaming time is played on the Vita/3DS while others in my household play PS4/watch movies, etc. Younger consumers will probably be all for a PS4/PS3 version but I've gotten selfish in my old age and prefer to play on my time, whenever I want :)

HeartOfLion
7th Aug 2015, 10:43
I sincerely hope that Square will lend an ear to you, even if a part of me has not so much faith, Square being Square…
To lighten the mood, the kids using your gaming system remind me of my little niece, back in the PS1 days: she gave me as my birthday gift a game SHE was interested in and every time she paid me a visit, the PS1 became her kingdom.
I still remember the name, Robopit.

Grimoire
21st Aug 2015, 15:21
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Grimoire
4th Sep 2015, 02:35
Products

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mike_ptbr
4th Sep 2015, 18:07
Update
Final Fantasy XII not to be remade but likely remastered (Final Fantasy Network)

I thought it was not coming, good thing it's coming and being remastered, my bro have played more than 200 hours of FF XII.

For some reason, many PC players tends to love Final Fantasy XII, so please bring it to Steam, Square Enix. :)

Grimoire
9th Nov 2015, 19:33
Products

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Grimoire
25th Nov 2015, 22:29
Dissidia Final Fantasy Arcade

Character Video
- Vaan (http://www.siliconera.com/2015/11/23/vaan-steals-the-show-in-dissidia-final-fantasys-latest-arcade-trailer/) Steals The Show In Dissidia Final Fantasy’s Latest Arcade Trailer (Siliconera)

gambit3rd
28th Nov 2015, 11:47
Playstation Experience is near, I REALLY hope that will be announced a Final Fantasy XII HD or a PS2 version compatible with PS4.

TBH i'd prever the HD remake for PS4 and PS VITA at least. And 2016 will be 10th anniversary so fingers crossed!

rainesohma
4th Dec 2015, 22:34
Playstation Experience is near, I REALLY hope that will be announced a Final Fantasy XII HD or a PS2 version compatible with PS4.

TBH i'd prever the HD remake for PS4 and PS VITA at least. And 2016 will be 10th anniversary so fingers crossed!

This, Vita please.....VITA

Grimoire
6th Jan 2016, 19:53
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rainesohma
22nd Apr 2016, 17:25
Please, please don't pull an "I am Setsuna" and not release this on Vita in North America. rpgs of this magnitude need to be played on the go and whenever you want. I've purchased all the FF's on PSN to play on my Vita even though I still have working copies on PS1/PS2/DS, etc and Bravely Default should show how well portables sell.

Grimoire
6th Jun 2016, 10:08
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age

Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age is coming to PS4 (https://twitter.com/FinalFantasy/status/739804263434452997)!
- Return to Ivalice in this HD remaster feat the Zodiac Job System!
- Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age Launches on PS4 in 2017 (http://blog.us.playstation.com/2016/06/06/final-fantasy-xii-the-zodiac-age-launches-on-ps4-in-2017/)
- Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age is coming to PS4 in 2017 (http://eu.square-enix.com/en/blog/final-fantasy-xii-zodiac-age-coming-ps4-2017)
- We're happy to announce that Alexander O. Smith and Joseph Reeder (https://twitter.com/kajipro/status/740386355021156352) are working on Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age!
- Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age Announced For PlayStation 4 (http://www.siliconera.com/2016/06/06/final-fantasy-xii-zodiac-age-announced-playstation-4/) (Siliconera)
- Final Fantasy XII Video Compares Graphics Between PS2 And PS4 Versions (http://www.siliconera.com/2016/06/07/final-fantasy-xii-video-compares-graphics-ps2-ps4-versions/) (Siliconera)
- Official Website (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/ff12_tza/)

HeartOfLion
6th Jun 2016, 22:09
So my worries were true, after all.
It’s a remaster and while Square for once took note of all the mistakes done with X, the previous remaster, I still wonder if we will have to play with fixed and unmovable jobs or not.
Or if we would be able to choose between the normal and the zodiac license boards.
And if, among this mysterious changes, the theatre mode will be implemented.
In other words something to make this experience worthy to be lived in spite of the existing emulated and unofficially translated game.
On a personal level, trophies means less than nothing to me, since we have the sky pirate’s den.

Grimoire
7th Jun 2016, 13:58
Products

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HeartOfLion
7th Jun 2016, 17:38
Ok, Kai series is better than the Play Arts series.
Ok, Square wants to capitalize.
But why starting with characters who already have had their respective figure instead of giving us Basch and Penelo?

Why do you still persevere in not giving us a helmetless Gabranth?

And why is every Kai figure so pricey?

Do you really believe that I will pay a total of 600 € to have (again) the full team?

Grimoire
8th Jun 2016, 23:54
Event - E3 2016 (https://www.e3expo.com/)

- Square Enix Presents: E3 2016 Program Schedule (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/square-enix-presents-e3-2016-program-schedule)
- Be sure to mark your calendars for your favorite games and tune in to be the first to get the scoop during our show!
- The Road To E3 2016 - Part 3 (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/road-e3-2016-part-3)
- E3 2016 is less than a week away and our Square Enix media blitz has been in full force.
- Play Arts Kai - Final Fantasy XII
- Excited for E3 2016? Drop by the Square Enix booth (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_NA/status/742779968095014913) to see our display! Here's a sneak peek from set up yesterday...
- Static Arts Bust - Final Fantasy XII
- And... Debuting at E3 2016 is the STATIC ARTS BUST FINAL FANTASY XII JUDGE MASTERS (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_NA/status/742792090686390273) (Set of 5)!

Grimoire
14th Jun 2016, 21:08
Products

Play Arts Kai - Final Fantasy XII
- FINAL FANTASY XII PLAY ARTS KAI GABRANTH & BALTHIER pre-orders open! FRAN available now (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_NA/status/742819085755387904)!!

Grimoire
11th Aug 2016, 15:54
Dissidia Final Fantasy Arcade

Dissidia Final Fantasy Arcade adds 2nd Forms, Porta Decumana stage from Final Fantasy XIV on August 18 (http://gematsu.com/2016/08/dissidia-final-fantasy-arcade-adds-2nd-forms-porta-decumana-stage-final-fantasy-xiv-august-18) (Gematsu)
- A new illustration by Tetsuya Nomura (https://twitter.com/Nova_Crystallis/status/763728405120454656) on this card. (Nova Crystallis)
- Signed Dissidia Final Fantasy Arcade images for Cloud and Lightning (https://twitter.com/Nova_Crystallis/status/763727407010320384). (Nova Crystallis)
- Kain Highwind armor variation and weapon (https://twitter.com/Nova_Crystallis/status/763710077958103040) in Dissidia Final Fantasy Arcade. (Nova Crystallis)
- New stage from FFXIV (https://twitter.com/Nova_Crystallis/status/763709562528555008) coming to Dissidia Final Fantasy Arcade. (Nova Crystallis)

Grimoire
17th Sep 2016, 07:07
Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary

Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary Portal Site (http://www.finalfantasy.jp/30th/)
- Anniversary Video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3XGWhvyelA)

Grimoire
15th Nov 2016, 20:19
Puzzle & Dragons

Noctis And Tifa To Join Puzzle & Dragons’ Upcoming Final Fantasy Collaboration (http://www.siliconera.com/2016/11/14/noctis-tifa-join-puzzle-dragons-upcoming-final-fantasy-collaboration/) (Siliconera)
- Puzzle & Dragons is having its third collaboration with Final Fantasy starting November 21 in Japan, and the puzzle game will see Noctis, Tifa, and Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV’s General Glauca join the mix.

Grimoire
23rd Nov 2016, 23:22
Puzzle & Dragons

Final Fantasy returns to Puzzle & Dragons (http://www.novacrystallis.com/2016/11/final-fantasy-returns-puzzle-dragons-starting-next-week/) starting next week (Nova Crystallis)
- The Final Fantasy-themed “Rare Egg Machine” will now include 24 characters including Yuna, Lightning and Noctis. Glauca from Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV will also be available exclusively in the MP shop.

Grimoire
28th Nov 2016, 00:55
Puzzle & Dragons

FINAL FANTASY Returns to Battle!
- The 3rd installment of the Final Fantasy Collab has been announced! See here for details (https://www.facebook.com/notes/puzzle-dragons-north-america-gungho/final-fantasy-returns-to-battle/1455354731159781)

alexhales
21st Jul 2017, 11:05
Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary
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