Today Square Enix featured a nice chunk of gameplay of the upcoming Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age during a stage event at Taipei Game Show.
The gameplay was introduced by Final Fantasy Brand Manager Shinji Hashimoto and played live Producer Hiroaki Kato.
We get to see quite a bit of exploration and combat, including a boss battle, the Gambit menu, and a glimpse on the Turbo feature that can be triggereed with L1. A second super-brief video showcased the boss battle again, but since it was streamed in full screen (as opposed to a window like the previous gameplay) the resolution is better.
The re-release of the game will have backgrounds, character models and even cutscenes and fonts will be overhauled in high resolution to match the current generation. Audio will support 7.1 surround sound, higher quality voice acting will be included
Both Japanese and English voices will be available as a selection in the options, and the soundtrack will also be available in two versions: “original” and “re-recorded” in the settings.
Loading times will be reduced, an auto-save feature will be added, and the Turbo mode will also be improved.
If you’d like to see more about the game, you can also find more gameplay, and a fairly recent trailer and batch of screenshots from Tokyo Game Show.
You can check out the gameplay in the two videos below.
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age is slated for release worldwide in 2017, with no specific dates yet announced.