During a Japanese livestream by Square Enix, it was revealed that their arcade fighting game, Dissidia Final Fantasy, is being developed for the PlayStation 4 with plans of a worldwide release in 2018. Being worked on by Tecmo Koei’s Team Ninja, the game will be called Dissidia Final Fantasy NT, the “NT” standing for various things, including “New Tale,” “New Trial,” and “New Tournament.” Dissidia Final Fantasy NT will retain the three-versus-three party battle system found in the arcade version but will also offer systems unique to the PlayStation 4 version. The game will feature additional battle rules for players to customize matches, an offline single-player mode and a way to create multiplayer rooms that only friends can join. While no “Story Mode” is being planned for the home edition of the game, there will be event scenes that occur, presenting a story of some kind. Players of the Japanese arcade version of the game maybe be able to carry over some level of their saved data when the console port of Dissidia Final Fantasy releases next year. A trailer officially announcing Dissidia Final Fantasy NT launched later this morning.
The Dissidia Final Fantasy series began in 2008 on the PlayStation Portable. Using different characters from the long-running Final Fantasy series, players were able to battle within full three-dimensional field maps based off popular locations from earlier titles. The series makes use of a unique battle system that has players perform attacks to accumulate “Bravery Points”, equaling greater attack power when “HP attacks” are used. Dissidia Final Fantasy sold well in Japan, becoming the fourth best-selling game on the PlayStation Portable. After releasing in America during the following year, Dissidia Final Fantasy went on to become the best-selling title on the handheld in 2009. In 2011, the game received an equally successful sequel with added characters, stages and other new features. The arcade version of Dissidia Final Fantasy released in 2015 in Japan, continuing to add famous Final Fantasy characters to its roster with a plan of 50 characters to be included.
Dissidia Final Fantasy NT will be playable at E3 this year.