Final Fantasy XII was officially revealed during a press event on November 19th 2003, but it was pretty clear that the game was in development earlier.
Yeah, absolutely. What's sad is that I remember one of the first unofficial screenshot of FFXII being revealed in a 2002 (the year escapes me) Game Informer Magazine Special shortly after FFX's release. Imagine my hype back then, when I was in the 8th grade. It was the famous picture of the soldier riding the Chocobo. Now, as I end my 12th grade year, my excitement has waned greatly.