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Arnie Roth Sparks Final Fantasy XII Remake Rumor

Grammy Award-winning composer Arnold “Arnie” Roth randomly announced at a Final Fantasy Distant Worlds concert in Pittsburgh on Saturday night that a Final Fantasy XII remake is in the works.

The notion of an FFXII remake might not be all that surprising to some, as it’s the only Final Fantasy game that you can’t play on a modern gaming console, but all the same, Kotaku‘s Jason Schreier points out in a report that Arnie’s information could very well be incorrect or the Chicago-based composer could simply be misinformed.

But while Roth stated that a remake of the game is “underway,” Destructoid‘s Kyle MacGregor reports that he might have meant to say that it would be HD remastered, not remade. A notion which, to MacGregor, “sounds more likely than a full remake” of the game.

And there’s a Final Fantasy XII remake underway…

Arnie, who is perhaps best known for conducting video game concerts, is the principal conductor and music director of the Chicagoland Pops Orchestra as well as several Final Fantasy concerts.

FFXII is a fantasy role-playing game (RPG) released back in 2006 for the PlayStation 2. The game, which is developed and published by Square Enix, is the twelfth title in the mainline Final Fantasy series.

So when’s the remake coming out? According to Arnie’s announcement, it’ll be here “soon.”

In addition to his work as a conductor, Arnold — who’s also known as the “Maestro” — is a member of the Grammy Award-winning music group the Mannheim Steamroller.

During Saturday’s Distant Worlds concert in Pittsburgh, the composer noted that Hitoshi Sakimoto, the composer from Final Fantasy XII and Final Fantasy Tactics, was in the crowd.

As for the game’s developer, Square Enix, there’s been no official announcement in regards to a remake.

What’s your favorite Final Fantasy game?

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