Oh boy, the new Dissidia game looks like pure bliss and joy for Final Fantasy fans and it will be launching next month – in Japan. That’s right! Dissidia: Final Fantasy arrives in arcades on November 26, 2015, but it’s also planned to be released on PlayStation 4 a year after the release – somewhere in 2016 or 2017. The idea for the arcade release is to release several patches including new maps and characters through the year and finally ship the completed edition on the new-generation consoles.
Previously, Square Enix announced the following characters for the new Dissidia game: Cloud, Lightning, Terra, Onion Knight, Warrior of Light and Y’shtola. Today, we are going to add Firion, Bartz and Cecil to the listing. But more is to come: the development team estimates that there will be over 50 characters in total once all patches are out and done. Compared to the previous Dissidia games, there will be a new amazing change to the summoning system: this time the eidolons will be joining the players in the battlefield, featuring new beautifully crafted HD-era renders. Summoning happens by filling “the summon gauge” and pressing the summoning button. By pressing the button at the same time, your team can speed up the cast time as well. Go teamwork! Currently we know that the game will be starred by Ifrit, Shiva and Ramuh, but more eidolons will be revealed soon.
Wait, did I just mention “team”? Honey, I sure did! The third installment in Dissidia series will be featuring new gameplay elements such as a 3 vs. 3 battle system where up to six players can fight against each other at the same time. During fights when your character gets damaged, her or his appearance will also change. The EX system features two types of skills: there are shared skills that every character can use, abilities such as Protect or Bio and a signature EX skills that are specific to each character – like in the earlier entries in the series.
DISSIDIA Final Fantasy soundtrack is being composed by Takeharu Ishimoto who also worked on “Final Fantasy Type-0” and “The World Ends with You” soundtracks. You can listen to a sample featuring Chris Ito’s vocals below. DISSIDIA Final Fantasy is scheduled for release on November 26, 2015 in Japan. The game is being developed for the arcades at first, but will be arriving for the new-generation home consoles later.
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