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Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 4
Genre: Adventure
Publisher: Square Enix
Developer: Square Enix
Release Date: Oct. 31, 2006 (US), Feb. 23, 2007 (EU)

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'Final Fantasy XII' (PS2) Cosplay Contest

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2006 @ 2:35 a.m. PDT

Final Fantasy XII shakes the series to its core with the introduction of a unique new combat system, while still honoring the franchise's reputation for epic storytelling, incredible spectacle, and compelling characters.

"Square Enix is thrilled to be partnering with DigitalLife to debut the market-ready version of Final Fantasy XII," said Daishiro Okada, President and COO of Square Enix, Inc. "DigitalLife's gaming pavilion is a great venue to introduce Final Fantasy XII, especially since it appeals to casual gamers in addition to our core fans. Final Fantasy XII Day is the perfect way to celebrate this remarkable game, and we are extremely honored to have a declaration from New York City."

Square Enix will showcase Final Fantasy XII at DigitalLife (booth #1422) where attendees will be the first to get their hands on the complete version of the game. Eager players will be able to journey through the immense world of Ivalice and discover the magic that led to more than 2.4 million units sold to date since its release on March 16, 2006 in Japan. DigitalLife 2006 will take place at the Javits Center in New York City and will run from October 12 through 15, 2006. More information about DigitalLife can be found at

Final Fantasy XII Day will be celebrated in Times Square on October 11, 2006. This prestigious honor highlights the impact that Final Fantasy XII has had on gaming and the digital entertainment community as a whole. Square Enix has called out to all Final Fantasy fans to unite in celebrating this esteemed occasion. In addition, a costume contest has been announced in which the winners will join Square Enix on Final Fantasy XII Day. Information about the contest will go live today at 11:00AM Pacific Standard Time on

As war looms on the horizon, the mighty Archadian Empire begins a campaign to subjugate its neighbors. The small kingdom of Dalmasca shares their fate, and it is here that our tale begins.

Two years after the fall of Dalmasca, the citizens are without guidance and direction. In the capital city of Rabanastre, the denizens gather and await the introduction of Archadia's new consul. To Vaan, a young man living on the streets of Rabanastre, the Empire is a hated enemy who took the life of his brother, the only family he had left. In an effort to exact revenge, Vaan hatches a plot to break into the palace and steal from the occupying imperials. There, he gets more than he bargained for as he runs into Princess Ashe, the sole surviving heir to the Dalmascan throne. Together, the two will embark on an incredible journey through Ivalice, tracing the mysteries behind the Archadian Empire's invasion. The choices they make will determine the very fate of the world.


  • Completely new voiced cut-scenes added for the North American release
  • Newly implemented 16:9 functionality in the North American version allows for wide screen display
  • Gorgeous CG cinematics and cut-scenes in Dolby┬« Pro Logic II combined with real-time graphics rival those of next-gen titles
  • Shocking plot twists take players on an unforgettable journey
  • Active Dimension Battle (ADB) system, enables players to move seamlessly between exploration and combat
  • Highly customizable Gambit system allows complete control over character AI during battles
  • License board gives the player the ability to customize each character's skills and abilities

Final Fantasy XII will be available at North American retailers at a suggested retail price of $49.99 (USD). The Collector's Edition, offered exclusively at GameStop and EB Games stores as well as through the e-commerce sites and, will be available at a suggested retail price of $59.99 (USD).

Final Fantasy XII has been rated T for Teen by the ESRB.

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