News Dissidia Final Fantasy PS4 Game Slated for January
posted on 2017-08-18 02:20 EDT
The official PlayStation Twitter account revealed on Friday that Square Enix will release its Dissidia Final Fantasy NT fighting game for the PlayStation 4 in North America on January 30, 2018. It will release the game in Japan on January 11, 2018.
Square Enix also outlined the game's different release packages. Those who pre-order the Digital Edition and Digital Deluxe Edition will receive a mini-soundtrack, as well as the "Nameless Warrior" skin for the Warrior of Light character. The Digital Deluxe Edition includes a season pass for the game's DLC.
Those who pre-order from selected retailers will be able to pre-order a "Steelbook Brawler" edition (seen right), which features one of three different cover art that portray a different set of Final Fantasy series characters.
The game will have an "Ultimate Collector's Edition" that can be pre-ordered exclusively at the Square Enix Online Store. The release will feature a unique collector's box packaging, a bust of the Warrior of Light, an 80-page artbook, the game's official soundtrack, a steelbook packaging with unique art, and the game's DLC season pass.
Square Enix released the arcade version of Dissidia Final Fantasy fighting game in Japan in 2015. The game added Final Fantasy V's Exdeath as a playable character in May, and Square Enix confirmed that the game will continue to receive updates.
Previous updates added Final Fantasy Tactics' Ramza Beoulve, Final Fantasy's Garland, Final Fantasy IV's Kain Highwind, Final Fantasy VI antagonist Kefka Palazzo, Final Fantasy Type-0's Ace, Final Fantasy VII's Sephiroth, and Final Fantasy IX's Kuja as playable characters.
In addition to a three-versus-three battle system, the game includes a summons gauge that players can use to summon Ifrit and other popular Final Fantasy summons when the gauge is full. KOEI Tecmo Games' Team Ninja (Dead or Alive series) developed the game, which uses technology from a PlayStation 4 core system instead of a dedicated arcade circuit board.
The game will not have a story mode, but it will feature story not in the game's arcade version. The game will feature three-versus-three battles and the series' “bravery combat system.” Arcade and PS4 players will not be able to fight with each other, but the staff is investigating allowing arcade players to carry over data.
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.