Final Fantasy 12 is set in the world of Ivalice, for years the two kingdoms of Arcadia and Rosaria have been fighting against
each other in a bitter struggle. Located in a strategically important corridor between the two powers is the small kingdom
of Dalmaska. Arcadia's invasion of the kingdom prompts its princess Ashe to join forces with the resistance. Vaan is an optimistic
and bright young man yielding from the ancient kingdom of Dalmaska, which has fallen under the control of the Arcardian Empire.
Due to the unsatisfactory conditions there, he has cut his ties with relatives there, seeking his very own personal freedom.
As an adventurer, he dreams of being able to command an airship someday. Ashe is the sole daughter of the king of Dalmaska
and hence the next inline to the throne. Following the invasion of her country, she becomes the leader of the resistance against
the Empire. During a wild pursuit, she loses one companion after the other. Despite her desperate situation, she still hasn't
lost the pride of a princess. In this situation she meets Vaan, and before long loses her heart to him. Thus their joint adventure
Final Fantasy XII is an upcoming computer role-playing game produced by Square Enix for the Sony PlayStation 2 video game
console. On November 15, 2005, a playable demo of the game was shipped with the American release of Dragon Quest VIII. Though
not a direct sequel to any previous Final Fantasy game, Final Fantasy XII features several concepts introduced in Final Fantasy
Tactics Advance for the Game Boy Advance.
Yasumi Matsuno, originally announced as both producer and director, was forced to bow out of both roles due to health
concerns. In his place, Hiroyuki Ito and Hiroshi Minagawa have taken over directorial duties, with Akitoshi Kawazu filling
in as producer. Matsuno will remain credited as "original scenario plot supervisor". Hitoshi Sakimoto has been announced
as composer for the game, with series veteran Nobuo Uematsu contributing one track (the main theme, Kiss Me Good-Bye, performed
by Angela Aki) and serving as music producer. Renowned violinist Taro Hakase will provide the theme music titled Symphony
of Hope. Square Enix announced that Suntory Limited will commercialize "Potion" in March, 2006 in Japan.