Watch: Fresh footage from Final Fantasy XII’s crisp new HD remaster

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age — a high-definition remaster of Final Fantasy‘s most underrated entry — is slated for a worldwide release in 2017. While the remaster was first announced at E3, today Square Enix released its first teaser trailer (above), stuffed to the gills with new-and-improved visuals.

When it releases for PlayStation 4 next year, it won’t be the Final Fantasy XII people remember, for more than aesthetic reasons: this remaster is an overhaul of the 2007 international version previously exclusive to Japan, with new license boards, a monster-hunting trial mode, New Game +, and something called New Game -, in which your characters don’t gain experience. The Zodiac Age HD remaster, on top of all that, will feature a rerecorded soundtrack and (of course) trophy support on PS4.

There is no word yet on a PC edition, but if Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age follows on the model set by other series entries, it will find its way there eventually.

Oh — and if you aren’t sure how much of a graphical update this remaster represents, have a look at these comparison shots put together by a reader on n4g:


(h/t Siliconera.)