Posted June 8, 2017 by Yuri Mangahas in Gaming

Square Enix Announced DISSIDIA Final Fantasy NT

Square Enix revealed last night that DISSIDIA Final Fantasy NT will be making its way to PS4 some time early in 2018.

The DISSIDIA series is one that has seen mass success in Japan, while attracting its own cult following in the West with the release of two games on Sony’s original handheld, the PSP. The latest installment has been a smash hit in Japanese arcades for some time, and NT marks the series’ HD debut in the United States and other parts of the globe.


A recent press leak from Amazon also revealed a few key points about the game:

  • Final Fantasy, everything you could ever want – Over 20 playable Final Fantasy heroes and villains to play, over ten iconic battle arenas, legendary summons, tons of equippable weapons and moogles
  • The return from Eos – Noctis makes his triumphant return to the PS4 as a combatant, fighting to save the world of Dissidia
  • Legendary narrative – Dive into an all-new Final Fantasy story, written by writer Kazushige Nojima (Fantasy VII Remake, Final Fantasy XV, Final Fantasy X, Kingdom Hearts, and Kingdom Hearts II)
  • Your fantasy. Your fight – Each battle you wage, you will gain XP and gil to deepen the customization of your Final Fantasy champion – from EX skills to weapons to skins, level up
  • Only the brave survive – The bravery combat system allows a much deeper and more methodical approach to the fighting game genre, separating luck from skill


In addition, the Japanese live stream of the said trailer reveal did mention some interesting details regarding this new DISSIDIA entry:

  • “NT” means various things, including “New Tale,” “New Trial,” and “New Tournament.”
  • There is no “Story Mode.” It is mainly a fighting game based on the arcade version. But the PlayStation 4 version will have a story that is not present in the arcade version, which you will be able to experience through event scenes.
  • It won’t be necessary to fight against other players. You will be able to experience a single story no matter how you play.
  • The game has the same basic three-versus-three party battle system as the arcade version, but there are also PlayStation 4-only original systems. This includes additional battle rules, an offline single-player mode, and a mode to create rooms that only friends can join.
  • The arcade version will continue to receive updates first.
  • Arcade users and PlayStation 4 users won’t be able to fight against each other.
  • They’re investigating letting arcade users carry over a certain level of data.
  • The game will be playable at E3 2017 from June 13 to 15.

Square Enix will be going live with some very familiar faces to give us more details next week during E3. Producer Ichiro Hazama and Director Takeo Kujiraoka will be joining Justin Wong of Echo Fox for a special panel on Tuesday, June 13 at 3:15PM Pacific time.

Yuri Mangahas

Yuri is magnanimously juggling between two managerial jobs: A technical manager position for an advertising/copy-writing company, and an associate editorial position for a fashion and lifestyle magazine. Nevertheless, he still finds time taking photos and seeking for geek nirvana.