Final Fantasy XII Artist Gives His Own Colorful Rendition of an Iconic Boss Battle

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age is still being officially promoted. This time fans are treated to some brand new artwork that's "the bomb."

Not sorry by the way.

Final Fantasy XII artist Ryoma Ito gave fans a special treat on the official Final Fantasy Twitter account, as he released some gorgeous artwork to celebrate the game’s most recent updated port — Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age. The art depicts one of the title’s most notorious boss fights, the optional battle against King Bomb:

And here’s a nifty blown up version of the art, in case you might want to save it or print it out (it would make a great poster):

The King Bomb boss is an optional battle that can be found in the Salikawood, an area that players had to pass in order to reach the Archadia Empire. It’s well known for its difficulty among fans as its abilities, damage output, and penchant for summoning minions that explode after taking enough damage keep players on their toes.

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, which came out for Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PS4, and PC, is the updated re-release for the title. The PC version has unique features such as three background music options to choose from, new functionality added to grant players max License Points and Gil from the configuration screen, full controller support, Steam Trading Cards and more.

Meanwhile the Switch version includes all the features of the PS4 and PC versions, as well as additional new ones. There’s a job reset function, additional gambit sets (allowing players to create up to three different sets), and improvements on the New Game+ mode which let players carry over items from previous playthroughs.

And Final Fantasy XII isn’t the only game to get the official fanart treatment. To celebrate Astral Chain‘s launch, PlatinumGames character designers Takahisa Taura (from NieR:Automata) and Mari Shimazaki (from Bayonetta, Bayonetta 2) drew their own art of the characters.

Have something to tell us about this article?
Let us know
Allisa James

Senior Weekend Staff Writer for DualShockers. Loves JRPGs, artbooks, and anime.

Video Trailers

Season Three Battle Pass Trailer | Call of Duty®: Black Ops Cold War & Warzone™
Tales of Arise - Environment Trailer

Got a tip?

Let us know