Here's the official fact sheet from Square
Selling more than 1.3 million copies on its day of release in Japan, the twelfth installment in the most celebrated RPG franchise comes to the United States in time for the holiday season. Developed exclusively for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, an entirely new breed of RPG awaits gamers from all walks of life who wish to enter the mystical world of Ivalice. Overflowing with gorgeous, sweeping landscapes and breathtaking adventure, FINAL FANTASY® XII is a gaming experience that captivates gamers with its immersive environment, riveting pace, and gripping storytelling, conceived by the creators of the FINAL FANTASY franchise.
Two years after the fall of Dalmasca, the once proud kingdom struggles under the rule of its oppressors. Subjugated by the mighty Archadian Empire and bereft of its royal family, the kingdom clings tenuously to life. Dalmasca’s future has been enslaved.
To Vaan, a young man living on the streets of Rabanastre, the Empire is a hated foe that took the life of his brother. When Vaan meets Princess Ashe, the sole surviving heir to the Dalmascan throne, the two embark on an incredible journey through Ivalice, tracing the mysteries behind the Archadian Empire's invasion. As they travel, they encounter others opposed to the Empire. Together, the choices they make will determine the very fate of the world.
- Newly implemented 16:9 functionality enhances experiences for wide screen televisions
- Completely new voiced cut-scenes added for the North American release
- Gorgeous CG cinematics and cut-scenes in Dolby® Pro Logic II combined with real-time graphics rivaling those of next-gen titles
- Shocking plot twists take players on an unforgettable journey
- Active Dimension Battle (ADB) system, enables players to move seamlessly between exploration and combat
- Highly customizable Gambit system allows complete control over character AI during battles
- License board gives the player the ability to customize each character’s skills and abilities
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