Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age Heads to Nintendo Switch in 2019

CREDIT Square Enix

CREDIT Square Enix

Hot of the heels of a giant Nintendo Direct, Square Enix has launched a new branding of sorts, with a new page on its website titled, "Discover the Legacy of Final Fantasy".

In a bombshell of an announcement, a whole slew of Final Fantasy games will be heading to the Switch. Unbeknownst to Noctis, however, the journey ahead is fraught with perils...

Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition HD launched on Thursday for Nintendo Switch. X-2 HD Remaster, and Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age are all scheduled to release in 2019.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition had also already been announced, at a PlayStation event earlier in the week, but it will also be coming to Switch next year, complete with online multiplayer and new areas. They will be most likely be the upgraded versions, which means fans have somewhat sharper graphics to look forward to, as well as a variety of cheat codes that will make some significant quality of life improvements for those who want to experience the games without some of the old-school gameplay mechanics at work.

World of Final Fantasy is coming November 6. After all, the original NES is the place where Final Fantasy began, and Nintendo's subsequent consoles remained the home base for publisher SquareSoft (now Square Enix) until the franchise jumped ship in favor of the PS1 with the release of FFVII - widely regarded, still, as one of the most influential RPGs of all time. It's slated to come to the PlayStation 4 and the Nintendo Switch this winter.

In addition to all the throwback gaming goodness, Nintendo also unveiled some throwback hardware: an updated, wireless version of the iconic old-school NES controllers.

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