FINAL FANTASY XII THE ZODIAC AGE out now on Switch and Xbox One

Here's everything you need to know about the game, and how to get it
By Duncan Heaney

It’s already been an amazing year for FINAL FANTASY on the Nintendo Switch and Xbox One, and things have just become even better. FINAL FANTASY XII THE ZODIAC AGE is out now on both platforms!

Read on, and we’ll take a look at what the game is, some cool tweaks in this release, and how you can get it.


FINAL FANTASY XII is a timeless story of conflict, honor and duty, set in the war-torn world of Ivalice. The small kingdom of Dalmasca has been conquered by the technologically-superior Archadian Empire.

Princess Ashe, last survivor to the throne, is doing her best to resist the occupation and, joined by a ragtag group, comprised of street rats, sky pirates and disgraced warriors, sets off on a quest to liberate her country.

THE ZODIAC AGE edition of the game upgrades the original PlayStation 2 classic with new features, and quality of life improvements, including the ability to speed up time, and a revamped job system that allows for greater specialisation of roles within your party.

The game is out now on Switch and Xbox One. You can buy the game here:

The game’s also out on PS4 and Steam:

What new features have been added to FINAL FANTASY XII THE ZODIAC AGE on Switch and Xbox?

The Switch and Xbox One editions of the game add some additional features that that improve the game even further.

The battle system in FINAL FANTASY XII allows you to set up ‘gambits’ - easy to set, but detailed instructions for how your party should act in battle.

In this latest release, you can now have up to three sets of gambits and switch between them at any time. So if, for example, you run into a boss where your current setup is more hinderance than help, you can quickly switch to another that better suits that scenario.

Another useful addition - and one requested by fans - is the ability to reset the jobs that are assigned to your party members, and change them if necessary. It means you’re not locked into a decision - if you think you made a mistake when picking a role for one of your characters, you can have a do-over.

Finally, you can now carry items over into New Game+ - something that should make subsequent playthroughs even more enjoyable.


The Nintendo Switch version of FINAL FANTASY XII THE ZODIAC AGE is available both digitally and as a boxed physical release. It costs £44.99.

The Xbox One version is available digital only, for £44.99.

How do I get FINAL FANTASY XII THE ZODIAC AGE on Nintendo Switch?

The game is available digitally from the Nintendo eShop.

Alternatively, you can pick up a physical release from most games retailers, including the Square Enix Store.

How do I get FINAL FANTASY XII THE ZODIAC AGE on Xbox One and Windows 10?

You can get the digital version of FINAL FANTASY XII right now from the Xbox Games Store.