Square Enix finally went back to the traditional way of handling the series. Since Final Fantasy X, Square Enix has experimented with a small sequal, Final Fantasy X-2 and their MMORPG, Final Fantasy XI. Final Fantasy XII goes back to the core of the series by offering a unique storyline, a party setup, character advancement, and new solid gameplay features.

Final Fantasy XII was the last title released exclusively for the Playstation 2. The twelth installment introduced a new Gambit System, which automatically controls the actions of characters, as well as and a new License System, whichdetermines which abilities and equipment are used by characters. On March 16, 2006, Final Fantasy XII became the sixth game ever to receive a perfect 40/40.


As war looms on the horizon, the mighty Archadian Empire begins a campaign to subjucate its neighbors. The small kingdom of Dalmasca shares their fate. Two years after its fall, in the capital city of Rabanastre, the people line the streets to wait for the appointment of the new consul from Archadia. ... More

This title has a series of spin-offs and sequels, which include the following titles:

  • Final Fantasy XII
  • International Zodiac Job System - Released later in Japan in 2007. Includes 12 License Boards (one for each different Zodiac sign and job). Also has a few different game modes an a bonus DVD.
  • Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings - A sequel to the original game released for the Nintendo DS in 2007.
  • Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age - A high-definition remaster of the International Zodiac Job System version of the game. Scheduled to be released worldwide sometime in 2017 for the PlayStation 4. Other additions include a newly recorded soundtrack and trophy support.

All Releases

Title Platform Release Date (JP) Release Date (US)
Final Fantasy XII [12] PlayStation 2 2006-03-16 2006-10-31
Final Fantasy XII [12] International Zodiac Job System PlayStation 2 2007-08-09
Final Fantasy XII [12]: The Zodiac Age PlayStation 4 2017 2017