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Dissidia Final Fantasy Fighting Game Heads to Japanese Arcades

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Square Enix announced at the Japan Amusement Expo (JAEPO) event on Saturday that an arcade port of its Dissidia Final Fantasy games has been green-lit for release in Japan. The game was unveiled with a trailer:

Text: The staple RPG series that has surpassed over 110 million copies sold worldwide.
Text: With the thirtieth anniversary since the first game's release right before our eyes, the series is still loved today, crossing generations.
Text: And now, a new point in history is engraved.
Text: The stage of battle heads to the "arcade."
Text: The popular characters over the years gather
Text: Beautiful graphics that have been overwhelmingly improved
Text: A 3 vs 3 battle style, something that is a first for the series.
Text: A battle action Final Fantasy made for arcades.

Takahiro Sakurai, the voice of Final Fantasy VII's Cloud, attended the stage event where the game was announced. No release date was given.

The teaser website for the project had opened late last month with a "white glove" menu cursor common to most games in the Final Fantasy franchise. The website then updated on Thursday with various Final Fantasy franchise characters in sprite form.

Square Enix released Dissidia Final Fantasy, a PlayStation Portable fighting game featuring Final Fantasy heroes and villains in 2008 in Japan, and 2009 in other parts of the world. A sequel titled Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy was released in 2011 for the PSP with new characters, stages, and story.

[Via DualShockers, Famitsu]

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