We might be one step closer to getting to see Vaan's emaciated, whiny abs in glorious HD.
At a Final Fantasy Distant Worlds concert in Pittsburgh Saturday night, composer Arnie Roth randomly announced that yes, Final Fantasy XII is getting a remake, much to fans' surprise. Hitoshi Sakimoto, who scored FFXII, was also in attendance.
If this is true, it isn't exactly a shock -- FFXII is the only Final Fantasy game you can't play on modern consoles -- but it's still nice news for anyone who missed or wants to replay the adventures of Balthier and crew. (Fun fact: Final Fantasy XII first came out just two months before Final Fantasy Versus XIII (now FFXV) was announced.)
Roth might be incorrect or misinformed -- and I wouldn't be surprised if what he really means is "remaster" -- but he sure does sound confident about it. Via Final Fantasy Network, here's video footage of the semi-announcement:
It's abnormal for a composer to be making random announcements like this, so there's reason to be sceptical, but RPG fans have long predicted that a FFXII remake would be en route after the success of Final Fantasy X HD on PS3, Vita, and PS4. Prediction: Square denies this is true on Monday, then announces it on Wednesday.