During the Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary Event, Square Enix dropped the release date for the highly-anticipated HD remastered version of Final Fantasy XII on PlayStation 4. Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age will release in North America and Europe on July 11; its Japanese release will arrive July 13.

The remake will allow players to experience the world of Ivalice “like never before with enhanced high-definition graphics.” Various improvements and new features have been added, including better loading times, auto-save, a remastered soundtrack, a new Trial Mode, 7.1-Surround Sound, and more.

If you’re feeling nostalgic, you have the option to switch back and forth between the original and remastered version of the game’s soundtrack. Additionally, for those curious about their voice acting options, the game offers both English and Japanese audio.

FFXII Battle Screenshot

One of the most highly anticipated features is the Zodiac Job System, which was previously only available in the Japan-only Final Fantasy XII International Zodiac Job System. The Zodiac Job system is a 12-job character progression system that adds new depth to the gameplay. For the first time, western gamers will be able to enjoy Final Fantasy XII with this feature.

Final Fantasy XII originally launched in 2006 for the PlayStation 2. Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age will return series fans to Ivalice once again, and offer new features that will enhance the experience. For gameplay footage, check out the trailer from Tokyo Game Show 2016.

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