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Eleven years later, fans will once again be able to return to Final Fantasy XII’s vast, MMO-inspired fields and dungeons in HD and with a lot less jagged edges.


You wouldn’t know it from this list, but the series twelfth outing was actually pretty phenomenal. Final Fantasy has always tried to do two completely incompatible things equally well: change with each new game while also staying exactly the same. Different games in the series have attempted to square that circle with varying degrees of success, but maybe none has side-stepped it as elegantly as XII.

Looking back now, it definitely feels like the most Star Wars-inspired adventure Square Enix ever released. You start as a kid near a desert city. There’s an evil empire and a roguish mercenary with a slightly furry side-kick. Also a princess. I’m not usually one to applaud developers for going back to an old well but damn if this time doesn’t feel completely worth it.


Plus what else are you going to play this week? Mr. Pumpkin Adventure?

Monday, July 10

  • Anti-Hero — PC

Tuesday, July 11

  • Hunting Simulator — Xbox One, PS4, PC
  • Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age — PS4
  • Minecraft: Story Mode Season Two - Episode 1: Hero in Residence — Xbox One, PS4, PC, iOS
  • Black The Fall — Xbox One, PS4, PC
  • The Bellows — PSVR
  • Day D Tower Rush — PS4
  • Derelict Fleet — PS4, PC
  • Echoes of the Fey: The Fox’s Trail — PS4
  • Fantastic Contraption — PSVR
  • Hunting Simulator — Xbox One, PS4
  • Iron Crypticle — Xbox One, PS4
  • Leap of Fate — PS4
  • MotoGP 17 — PS4
  • Mr. Pumpkin Adventure — Vita
  • Mr. Shifty — PS4
  • Transport Giant — PS4
  • Warlocks vs Shadows — PS4
  • YamaYama — PS4

Wednesday, July 12

  • Iron Crypticle — Xbox One
  • Antihero — PC
  • Energy Balance — Vita

Thursday, July 13

  • Death Squared — Switch
  • Frisky Business — PS4
  • Deadcore — Xbox One
  • De Mambo — Switch
  • Asdivine Cross — 3DS
  • Cursed Castilla — 3DS

Friday, July 14

  • Serial Cleaner — Xbox One, PS4, PC
  • Reptilian Rebellion — Wii U

Coming Soon

Tuesday, July 18

  • Aftergrinder — PC

Wednesday, July 19

  • Aporia: The Valley Beyond — PC

Thursday, July 20

  • Lone Echo — PC

Friday, July 21

  • Splatoon 2 — Switch

What else is coming out soon? Planning to play something on Steam or mobile? Tell us about it in the comments.

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