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Former PlayStation-Exclusive Final Fantasy XII Remaster Gets Much-Needed Upgrades In Xbox And Switch Versions

In a surprising move by Square Enix, it has been revealed that the Nintendo Switch and Xbox One ports of Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age will come with additional features that are absent in the PC and PlayStation 4 versions of the game.

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age is an HD remaster of Final Fantasy XII that includes all of the additional content that was originally part of the Japan-exclusive International Zodiac Job System version of the game, which included a character class system that defined which abilities a character could learn.

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Square Enix has revealed that the Nintendo Switch and Xbox One ports of Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age will have a feature that will let characters switch their job after it has been selected, which can be done by visiting Montblanc in Rabanastre.

via: finalfantasyunion.com

The Nintendo Switch and Xbox One ports of Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age will also increase the number of Gambit sets from one to three and the New Game+ mode will now allow you to carry over items from the previous playthrough.

The Xbox One version of the game will also let you play Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age in 60fps, which is a feature that is sadly lacking from the Nintendo Switch version of the game.

The first print run of Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age will also include a reversible cover, with one side showing the original artwork that was used for the PlayStation 2 version of the game, while the other shows a new piece of artwork of the main characters (minus Basch) that was created by Akihiko Yoshida. (Via. Reddit)

The ability to change your job in Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age is a welcome addition, as the most common question asked by first-time players of the game concerns which job they should select for each character and whether there are any combinations that should be avoided. The ability to switch jobs now makes the question redundant and the player will now be free to customize their party in any way they desire.

It's odd that new features are being added to the Nintendo Switch and Xbox One versions of Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, considering how the game was originally a PlayStation-exclusive title. It's possible that these new features will be added to the PlayStation 4 and PC versions of the game at a later date.

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age will be released for the Nintendo Switch and Xbox One on April 30, 2019.

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