We have been getting plenty of different announcements throughout E3 week, but Square Enix surprised us a week and a half ago with the reveal of Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, a remaster of the PS2 mainline Final Fantasy game. We knew that there would have to be some new details about the game coming out of E3 and we’ve learned something very interesting.
According to Kotaku, during a livestream done by Square Enix, they showed off Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age. The biggest information that we learned though was that in this remastered version you can speed up the gameplay.
One of the biggest issues with the original Final Fantasy XII was that the gameplay often took forever with the MMORPG-like combat system. Thankfully, now you will be able to speed up the combat up to 4x the original speed.
For those those that think 4x is a little too much, the game also offers you the ability to speed it up 2x. The game’s director Takashi Katno specifically recommended the 4x speed for crossing the large fields, while 2x might be better for the smaller areas like dungeons.
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age not only is adding these speed boosts, but also is getting auto-save functions and the new Zodiac job class that we learned about prior, so perhaps there is still more to be revealed.