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Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age

Square Enix shared a new behind-the-scenes video for Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age today. Below, director Takashi Katano and producer Hiroaki Kato take a look at some of the secrets and anecdotes from the development of the classic RPG.

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age is currently available on Switch.

System: Switch
Release date: April 30, 2019
Developer: Square Enix / Virtuos
Publisher: Square Enix

If you’ve ever watched the Star Wars prequel trilogy and thought “Man, this would be so much better if it were a Japanese role playing game,” then Final Fantasy XII is the game for you. With its fusion of medieval and sci-fi ideas in its setting and its heavy political overtones, it easily draws plenty of comparisons to George Lucas’s iconic space operas – it even comes complete with an evil Senate-led Empire and a plucky young orphan destined to take it down. Also like the prequel trilogy, Final Fantasy XII has been a point of contention for its series’ fans ever since its first release on the PS2 in 2006. Its unconventional real-time combat was a far cry from the classic turn-based battles that had defined the franchise up to that point, and the entire core structure of its politically charged storytelling and combat management felt like a dramatic change from traditional Final Fantasy experiences.

Now that Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age has arrived on new platforms, Digital Foundry has taken a closer look at the RPG from a technical perspective. We’re able to see how the Switch version holds up against the Xbox One release.

First up, Final Fantasy XII is just 12GB on Switch. That’s in comparison to the file size of 26GB for the Xbox One version. The two versions are very similar, and the only notable different on Switch is that there are some lower resolution textures.

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age finally debuts on Switch today – both physically and digitally. Have a look at a bunch of footage below.

Square Enix has published a new Japanese commercial for Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age on Switch.

The footage, which contains several in-game cutscenes, only runs 15 seconds. The trailer can be viewed below.

Square Enix has unveiled the reversible cover for Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age. We have a look at the design above, which was created by art director Hideo Minaba.

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age launches for Switch on April 30.


Direct-Feed Games has put together a new comparison video together for Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age to see how the Switch and PlayStation 4 versions stack up against each other. Check it out below.

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age is playable on Switch at PAX East 2019, and new footage has emerged from the playable demo. Check out the gameplay below.

Note that due to an issue with the setup at the demo station, there is no audio in the video above – what you hear has been added in.

Square Enix has announced that all first print copies of Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age will include a reversible coversheet. What the design actually looks like will be revealed at a later date.

In other news, Square Enix has also passed along a breakdown of new features in Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age. They are as follows:

Square Enix has shared two new Final Fantasy trailers. We have the latest videos for Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster and Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age below, which are both launching in April.