‘Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age’ PS4: Europe, North America July 11 Release Ahead of Japan; ‘FF’ Art Director Resigns

By Ben Lindon , Updated Apr 17, 2017 08:55 PM EDT

"Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age" developers have just unveiled the trailer for the original soundtrack of the game. Square Enix has also announced the release dates for the game in both Japan and the West. In the meantime, the "Final Fantasy XII" art director bid farewell to Square Enix.

"Final Fantasy XII" Heads West

The developers have revealed that "Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age" Original Soundtrack is scheduled to roll out in Japan on July 19. In addition, the "Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age" is set to make its way to the West on July 11 in North America and Europe on the PlayStation 4. The game will also be released later in Japan on July 13, Gematsu reported.

It should be noted that the "Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age" Original Soundtrack will be available as a Blu-ray disc soundtrack. "Final Fantasy XII" fans may enjoy an arrangement of music on the all-new as well as the familiar tracks from Hitoshi Sakimoto. In addition, high-definition remastered game videos will also be revealed. Take note that MP3 files will also be included on the disc so "Final Fantasy XII" fans can opt to listen to their music on other devices whenever they want to.

"Final Fantasy" Series Art Director Leaves Square Enix To Freelance

In other news, the "Final Fantasy XII," "Final Fantasy XIII," and "Final Fantasy XV" Art Director Isamu Kamikokuryo has chosen to leave Square Enix. Kamikokuryo-san has revealed the announcement via Twitter. The tweet noted that Kamikokuryo-san resigned from Square Enix on March 31 noting that he has been with the company for more than 18 years having joined in 1999,  Gematsu reported.

"Final Fantasy XII" has nothing but gratitude to the company for the opportunity to meet with various people in the industry and for being able to showcase his talents. In a second tweet, Kamikokuryo-san revealed that he felt a painful reluctance but would like to do something new. In the future, the art director will be focused on doing freelance art and diction work.


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