With a deep and intricately woven story at its center, FINAL FANTASY XII takes gamers to a meticulously crafted world unlike any other. Everything has been realized with painstaking attention to detail. The revolutionary gameplay, including the seamless exploration and battle system, is sure to please fans of the series both old and new. [u] The Story[/u] It was an age when magic was commonplace and airships plied the skies, crowding out the heavens. Our tale begins in Dalmasca, one small kingdom in the world of Ivalice. There, a young orphan named Vaan dreams of escaping his life on the streets, piloting an airship of his own, free to go where he will. Against the backdrop of the war engulfing Dalmasca, Vaan meets Princess Ashe, the sole surviving heir to the Dalmascan throne who had been given up for missing. They are joined by Vaan's friend Penelo, the sky pirate Balthier, and his partner Fran. And with them is Basch, a captain in the Dalmascan army who turned traitor and slew his king. Grand adventure and unforeseen encounters set the stage of Ivalice for the telling of this epic tale. Bringing with it a wide array of new gameplay elements, Final Fantasy XII will change the way players think about the Final Fantasy series. Numerous possibilities abound within each scenario, allowing for a less linear, more unique experience for each player. The game also supports Dolby Pro Logic II both in-game and during movie sequences, immersing the player in the middle of the action. True to the series’ tradition of progress and change, Final Fantasy XII will move the role-playing genre forward and establish itself as another landmark title for Square Enix.