Soundtrack available with Zodiac Age Collector’s Edition

On July 11, Square Enix will release a high-definition remaster of Final Fantasy XII: International for the PlayStation 4, entitled Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age. Those playing the game can choose between two soundtracks: the original PlayStation 2 version and a re-recorded soundtrack created for the HD remaster.

For the original version of the soundtrack, composer Hitoshi Sakimoto was forced to simplify his music to accommodate the limitations of the PlayStation 2. For this version, he was able to re-record the soundtrack with high-quality instruments and in 7.1 surround sound to finally realise his original vision while taking advantage of current sound production capabilities. The trailer above provides a preview of the quality to expect.

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Square Enix will sell a Collector’s Edition of the game through its online store. Among the many bonuses are a soundtrack disc featuring the new recordings from the games. At present, the track listings have yet to be revealed. Likewise, it remains to be confirmed in Square Enix will commercially release the full soundtrack.

Posted on March 12, 2017 by Chris Greening. Last modified on March 12, 2017.

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One Response to Soundtrack available with Zodiac Age Collector’s Edition

  1. Terry says:

    Hang on. There are technically three versions of the FFXII soundtrack now, then. There’s the album release, the sequenced one in the actual game (the handiwork of Keiji Kawamori) and now a re-recorded one. So which one – the sequenced in-game one or the original album release – does Zodiac Age have for the “PS2 soundtrack” option?

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