Patrick Stewart voicing FFXII ads
<i>Star Trek</i> veteran to provide the voice-over for the British and Australian ad campaigns.
The voice of Patrick Stewart, the British actor best known as Star Trek's Captain Jean-Luc Picard, will be used as part of the marketing campaign to promote Final Fantasy XII's PAL territories launch. The role-playing game, the latest in the popular Final Fantasy series, will launch in Europe and Australia on February 23, with the ad campaigns beginning on February 19. As part of the marketing push, there will also be a midnight launch event in HMV on London's Oxford Street. The executive producer and director of the game, Akitoshi Kawazu and Hiroshi Minagawa, respectively, will both be present at the event to sign games and answer questions. There will also be free goodies for people wearing the best Final Fantasy costumes, and the first 100 people to buy the game will receive limited edition Moogles and soundtracks.