Rumor: Final Fantasy XII Remaster?

Though there is no official confirmation yet, comments made at a recent Distant Worlds event seem to indicate that a remaster of 2006’s Final Fantasy XII is in the works.

Distant Worlds is a symphony event dedicated to the much-beloved music of the Final Fantasy series. During Saturday’s showing in Pittsburgh, conductor Arnie Roth let slip that a “remake” of Final Fantasy XII was in development. It’s unclear whether he meant “remake” or “remaster,” but the latter is more likely given the remaster of Final Fantasy X. The comments were heard and reported by many attendees on Twitter, including several members of NeoGAF. The composer of Final Fantasy XII, Hitoshi Sakamoto, was also in attendance, and reportedly confirmed the development of the remake.

Final Fantasy Network later shared a video of the announcement:

No official comment has been made by series producer Square Enix, so take this with a grain of salt for now.

My Opinion:

Oh boy, where to begin with Final Fantasy XII… It’s one of the few Final Fantasy games I managed to complete 100%, and it took me quite a while to do it. Despite this, I’ve been jonesing to replay the game – it’s very different (and much-maligned by some fans for it), but it had a beautiful world and interesting combat system. I’ve yet to replay it simply because I’d have to hook up my PS2 to do it – it’s the only Final Fantasy title that cannot be played on modern-day consoles. Besides that, the game looks very rough by today’s standards… it really could use a remaster! I’m trying not to get too excited before an official confirmation, but it makes a lot of sense, and the conductor sounded very confident in his info. Fingers crossed!

Aaron Dobbe is an Associate Writer at MONG specializing in Nintendo but playing a bit of everything else too. Follow him on Twitter for a cute picture of an alpaca.

2 thoughts on “Rumor: Final Fantasy XII Remaster?”

  1. Ah FF… never did like any of them. I never played 12, but here’s to hoping that it doesn’t come to PC because Square Enix doesn’t know how to properly port a game to PC. I am a little interesting in FF15 because of the new action combat, but I’m reserving judgement on that until I see more gameplay.

    Btw FF Remasters aren’t really remasters. They look the exact same with a slight facelift. If that’s what warrants a remaster than I guess they did a good job. To me a remaster is like Metro 2033. They completely redid the entire game. I guess not every developer do things like that. It would be awesome though.

    You have a nice site here. I’ll be visiting more often.


  2. I’d be interested to play it. I never finished it back when it came out. I got distracted and at some point completely forgot everything that had happened so I couldn’t get invested in the story. I remember enjoying it in the beginning though.

    I’d definitely pick it up and give it another try if it gets remastered.


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