Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age will release July 11 for PlayStation 4.
The announcement comes from Final Fantasy’s 30th Anniversary celebration in Tokyo. While no new gameplay or video was shown, a new piece of artwork was shown.
The Final Fantasy 12 remake will include changes beyond better graphics. For the first time in the west there will be a 12 job-character system called the Zodiac System. A number of battles have been rebalanced to make the game more consistent. Players can choose to move 2 or 4 times faster depending on whether they are in fields or elsewhere. Audio changes include 7.1 surround sound and the option between English or Japanese voices.
Two additional game modes are being added to the game. Trial mode is a series of 100 stages that requires players to change their gambits to complete every battle. Once trial mode is completed, a new mode opens up. This mode described as a new game where “You’re basically starting off at level 1 and you’re not going to get any experience points”.