We’ve got 7 days until E3 2016 and Square-Enix has already revealed a new HD release of a classic game. This seems like an excellent marketing strategy as more announcements of Final Fantasy XV and the Final Fantasy VII Remake will greatly overshadow XII.
Graphically, the game looks amazing from what we can tell from the trailer, and will include the Zodiac Job system which was not previously available in the US release.
Many Americans may not be familiar with the Zodiac Job system…. Actually, that’s probably totally false. If are reading this, you totally know what it is, especially if you are a PC gamer that is familiar with emulation. However, if you don’t, here is a simple explanation.
For those not familiar with the Zodiac Job System, you can find a description of it down below.
In the Japan-exclusive Final Fantasy XII: International Zodiac Job System, the License Board has been revamped. When a character joins the party, the player can assign him/her one of twelve jobs. Unlike the original game where all characters had identical License Boards, each of the twelve jobs in the Zodiac System has a different board. Once a character chooses a job, they cannot change it.
Currently the game is only announced for PS4, however the HD remastered version of FFX recently released on Steam, which tells me it’s highly possible that FFXII will release on Steam as well.