New information on the development staff of Final Fantasy XII has been announced. Character designer and 3D map designer will be Akihiko Yoshida, known for his character designs on the Ogre Battle series, Final Fantasy Tactics, and Vagrant Story. The art direction will be handled by Hideo Minaba, who held the same position on Final Fantasy Tactics Advance, Final Fantasy IX and V. Director will be Jun Akiyama, who also worked on Vagrant Story and FFT.
Additionally, Final Fantasy Tactics Advance will share some connection with FFXII. The details are not known yet, but apparently some new secrets or map areas in FFXII could be found while playing FFTA on the GBA.