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Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age will be releasing on the first of February for Steam. This is a PC port of the PS4 game that was released last year based on 2007’s original Final Fantasy XII. 

Available for $49.99 at launch, the upcoming Steam version will have a host of new features, on top of those which the original Zodiac Age added. Features added specifically to the Steam release are as follows:

  • 60FPS capabilities
  • Support for 21:9 ultra-wide monitors, with multi-monitor compatibility (3×16:9 for a 48:9 aspect ratio)
  • New Game Plus and New Game Minus available from the game’s beginning
  • Original, re-orchestrated and soundtrack versions of the game’s OST available in-game
  • New “max license points” and “max Gil” boosters added to configuration screen
  • Full controller support, Steam Trading Cards, and additional Steam integration

Those who choose to purchase The Zodiac Age on Steam within its first week of launch will receive a 20% discount on the game, three tracks of music and a specially designed Steam skin. In addition, a special launch event will be held on Square Enix’s YouTube channel on February 2nd at 12am P.S.T (3am E.S.T), during which producer Hiroaki Kato and director Takashi Katano will answer questions posed to them by fans on Twitter.

Final Fantasy XII tells the story of Ashe, a princess torn between loyalty to her kingdom and her personal morals, and Vaan, an orphan who dreams of being a sky pirate. Released in the US in 2006 and Europe in 2007 for the PlayStation 2, the game performed well commercially and critically. A high-definition remaster, Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, was released worldwide on July 11, 2017 for the PlayStation 4. This enhanced version is based on the Japanese re-release of Final Fantasy XII, and adds that version’s “Zodiac Job System” class mechanics. Also new are HD graphics and texture overhauls, trophy support and a remastered, re-orchestrated soundtrack. The Zodiac Age has shipped over 1 million units on PS4 since its release.

TechRaptor’s own Connor Foss wrote a piece on Final Fantasy XII as part of 2017’s ‘Year of Final Fantasy’. You can read it here.

Will you be picking up Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age on PC? Love the original or hate it? Let us know in the comments!


Joe Allen

Staff Writer

Dark Souls changed my life, and I'm here to spread the good news. I like pretty much all sorts of games, but I judge everything by its proximity to our Lord and saviour, Dark Souls.