Squall, Bartz Join Dissidia Final Fantasy Arcade Game's Lineup
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Square Enix revealed during a location test report livestream event for the Dissidia Final Fantasy arcade game on Thursday that Final Fantasy VIII protagonist Squall Leonhart and Final Fantasy V protagonist Bartz Klauser will join the game's lineup. Game director Takeo Kujiraoka and producer Ichirō Hazama hosted the livestream.
(Note: Bartz's reveal starts at 46:35, and Squall's reveal starts at 52:20)
KOEI Tecmo Games' Team Ninja (Dead or Alive series) is developing the the game, which will use technology from a PlayStation 4 core system instead of an arcade circuit board.
Confirmed characters include:
- Warrior of Light from Final Fantasy I
- Onion Knight from Final Fantasy III
- Tina (Terra) Branford from Final Fantasy VI
- Cloud Strife from Final Fantasy VII
- Lightning from Final Fantasy XIII
- Y'shtola from Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
- Ramza Beoulve from Final Fantasy Tactics
The arcade game will feature a 3 vs 3 battle system. The game will also include a summons gauge that players can use to summon Ifrit and other popular Final Fantasy summons when the gauge is full. Takeharu Ishimoto and his band The Death March will perform a new song for the game.
Square Enix had hosted two sets of location tests across Japan in April.
Square Enix and KOEI Tecmo Games will release the arcade game in Japan this fall.
Square Enix released Dissidia Final Fantasy, a PlayStation Portable fighting game featuring Final Fantasy heroes and villains, in 2008 in Japan, and in 2009 in other parts of the world. The company then released the Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy sequel in 2011 for the PSP with new characters, stages, and story.