Today, Square Enix has announced that the worldwide shipment numbers, along with the digital sales of the recently released Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age have exceeded one million units. Since the game released last July, fans have clearly responded well to the high-definition remaster.
In a congratulatory message to the fans, producer Hiroaki Kato shared a quick thank you to everyone who made this milestone possible. “Thank you to all the fans for helping us reach this milestone,” said Kato. “We are overwhelmed with the response from both new players and fans of the original.”
In case you missed it, make sure to check out a brief portion of our review of Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age below:
Those who’ve finished the main story can either play the aforementioned Strong variant of the New Game+ mode in which characters start at level 90 or they take their saved characters with their equipment and abilities into Trial Mode, a 100-stage survival mode where players can really test the capabilities of their characters. Trial Mode features a wide range of enemies of increasing difficulty including a fight against all five Judge Magisters. Those who then beat the Trial Mode will have access to the more difficult Weak variant of New Game+ wherein characters star at level 1 but never level up.
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age is an excellent example of a holistic approach to producing a well-made remaster. Not only does it feature the usual remaster fare of significantly improved visuals up to their maximum capabilities but it also includes significant and positive improvements and additions to its audio and gameplay that take into consideration both its past strengths and weakness, the resources of the current times, and both its past and current potential audience. Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age is undoubtedly a remaster worth playing for both newcomers and fans of the original.
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age is available now.