Dissidia 012(Duodecim) Final Fantasy is now available plus DLC schedule revealed

March 22, 2011

Video Games


Square Enix’s latest portable fighting game is now available. Its a sequel to the First Dissidia game that was a success. In Dissidia you are pitted against different heroes and villian in the Final Fantasy Universe.

DISSIDIA 012[duodecim] FINAL FANTASY NOW AVAILABLE FOR THE PSP® SYSTEM

Square Enix Reunites Popular FINAL FANTASY Characters for the Ultimate Battle

Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in North America, announced that DISSIDIA® 012[duodecim]TM FINAL FANTASY® for the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system has shipped to North American retailers today. A prequel to the acclaimed DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY, this installment will feature the entire cast of its predecessor, along with several new additions to do battle in the endless struggle between Cosmos and Chaos.

In a world scarred by violent conflict, new warriors have emerged to help restore harmony in the realm, including FINAL FANTASY IV’s Kain Highwind,FINAL FANTASY VII’s Tifa Lockhart, FINAL FANTASY VIII’s Laguna Loire, FINAL FANTASY X’s Yuna and FINAL FANTASY XIII’s Lightning. The new challengers will fight alongside the cast of returning combatants featuring new abilities and customizable options.

 

The unique combat system, which combines fast-paced action with RPG-based character progression and equipment, is enhanced by a new Assist mechanic allowing users to summon an ally to attack or defend against enemies. As part of the EX Mode, the new EX Revenge feature, if used strategically, allows players to turn the tide of a battle. DISSIDIA 012[duodecim] FINAL FANTASY features an even more robust, well-balanced and strategic combat system than its predecessor.

DISSIDIA 012[duodecim] also offers a multiplayer mode that includes communication functions and group battles where players can form parties and compete with friends. For the first time, players can create and share custom quests that offer the player customization of characters by composing dialogue texts and selecting character icons. Other features include new game modes, party battles and story missions, and items and alternate costumes have been added to expand the all star experience even further. With DISSIDIA 012[duodecim], players can match up their most memorable FINAL FANTASY characters in an epic struggle to bring balance between harmony and discord.

 

Story

The divine conflict between harmony and discord rages on, the fate of the world its promised prize. Fighting to secure it are brave souls summoned for that solitary purpose. These warriors, relying on what fragments of their shattered memories remain, fight to end the conflict and for a chance to return home to the worlds they each once knew.

“…Duodecim is hugely rewarding and could be one of the best additions to your PSP library.”

-IGN.com, March 2011 (9/10, IGN EDITORS’ CHOICE)

“As tributes to beloved franchises go, it’s as original and entertaining as ever.”

1up.com, March 2011 (A-)

“New characters, a new single-player structure, and new features (including a robust create-your-own-adventure toolset) make this another rich package, brimming with hours upon hours of colorful battles in gorgeous environments.”

-GameSpot.com, March 2011 (8/10)

 

Features

  • The battle between good and evil continues: The action-packed world of DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY is back in full force, now with new game modes, story missions, items, alternate costumes and combat featuresSoar through expansive environments and participate in gripping combat, all while enjoying RPG-based character development that adds a rich layer of depth to the story behind the clashing forces.
  • New characters revealed: Prishe (FINAL FANTASY XI) and Gilgamesh (FINAL FANTASY V) are revealed as playable characters to step up in this ultimate battle between good and evil.
  • Star-studded cast: Lending their talents to iconic FINAL FANTASY characters, actors featured in DISSIDIA 012[duodecim] FINAL FANTASYinclude Rachael Leigh Cook as Tifa, Keith David as Chaos, Steve Burton as Cloud Strife, George Newbern as Sephiroth, Ali Hillis as Lightning, and numerous past voice actors also returning to once again bring their characters to life.
  • New features and scenarios: New to DISSIDIA 012[duodecim] FINAL FANTASY are an Assist feature that enables players to enlist characters as backups in combat, as well as a new storyline with new characters that further enhances the robust gameplay experience.

 

DISSIDIA 012[duodecim] FINAL FANTASY is rated T (Teen). Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at www.esrb.org for more information about ratings. DISSIDIA 012[duodecim] FINAL FANTASY will be available at North American retailers and the PlayStation®Network on March 22, 2011 for the suggested price of $29.99.

 

DLC Schedule

· 3/22            Aerith Assist Character            Free with purchase of

DISSIDIA duodecim prologus FINAL FANTASY®

· 3/22            Lightning: Aya Brea Costume           Voucher: Pack-in with

The 3rd Birthday®

· 3/22            Cloud: KINGDOM HEARTS Gear            Costume           Voucher: Preorder with

GameStop

· 3/22            Tifa: Enforcer                                        Costume           Voucher: Preorder with

Amazon

· 3/29            Warrior of Light: Nameless Warrior Costume           Free at the PlayStation®Store

 


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