Those who are Final Fantasy fans and they missed the original PS2 launch of the last one, they will be able to play Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age which is the remaster version. This summer, the special edition of the game will be released. The game unfolds the story of Vaan and his friends who are fighting against Judge Gabranth who is the evil character here.
They manage to take down by using the unique features of the game of the Gambit fighting system. The producer of the game, Hiroaki Kato, and the director Takashi Katano offered a series of useful information, explaining why they decided to develop a remaster and what this has to offer gamers besides the original experience of the game.
Kato explains that the reason for which they decided to bring back Final Fantasy XII is that they looked at the success of the HD remaster of Final Fantasy X and, thus, they thought that this might bring them a similar success. Since they worked on the original version of this game, they still have all the memories related to the title and could develop something even more appealing for fans.
Another reason was related to the fact that when they developed the original Final Fantasy XII, they made it a high spec game. That is why they always thought that they want to design an HD version of it in the future. However, they only wanted to do it if they had the original members of the team. They find it hard to establish a period when everybody was available to work together due to the fact everybody had individual projects.
The sudden upsurge in popularity appeared because when the game was first released the PS3s generation was about to replace the PS2. Developers used the PS2 system to the maximum. The Gambit System implemented there is indeed unique and revolutionary. No other games at that time used this combat system. Fans are also praising Final Fantasy IX which was released before the launch of PS2.
Katano argues that even if he did not work on IX, he worked on VIII and X and the change from PS1 to PS2 really made the difference. Everything you could do in a game has totally changed from PS1 to PS2.
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