"There is no next [Dissidia]," says Tetsuya Nomura

Square Enix's producer states that next game in the series will take different form.

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As Dissidia 012: Duodecim Final Fantasy approaches its Japanese release date, fans are speculating on where the series will go from here. According to a recent issue of Dengeki PlayStation (translated by Andriasang), when producer Tetsuya Nomura was asked about the future of the series, he replied, "There is no next. We're thinking about ending this pattern of Dissidia here." He also states that there will not be an international rerelease for the sequel after launch as was the case with Dissidia Final Fantasy: Universal Tuning.

Nomura continued, saying, "For the Dissidia series, there is the possibility of it appearing in another form. However, we feel that we've done all we can with the battle base. We had the staff work for years on one-on-one battles, so I'd like them to do another genre." He also adds that if given the chance, he would love to do something that follows Dissidia's style of reviving past Final Fantasy characters in 3D, but presented in a way other than a one-on-one fighting game.

Gilgamesh in his EX-Mode form.

When asked about development on the upcoming Sony NGP system during the press conference, Nomura stated that he and producer Yoshinori Kitase were unable to give their opinions and were unable to talk about future plans.

Square Enix also recently revealed a new character for the Dissidia roster: Final Fantasy V's Gilgamesh. The character's fighting style is unique, as he picks up weapons at random during combo strings, making his attack strength and effects unpredictable.

Dissidia 012: Duodecim Final Fantasy will be out on March 3 in Japanese and on March 22 in English. For more tidbits about the game, head over to our previous blog posts.

Discussion

29 comments
GeminiHope
GeminiHope

aw ~ i hope there is another one which include , Riona , Rikku , Vanille and Hope

tutsaria
tutsaria

i wish i can play cosmos and tifa

txgamerwavg
txgamerwavg

I Hope, they change there mind make the next Dissidia for over few years.

SuperfastSonic
SuperfastSonic

If this is the final Dissidia...then I hope they add Zack Fair into the character roster.

Kiriyama12
Kiriyama12

dissidia is already a cool name, why change it to a 012 duodecim whatever, an HD dissidia would be great and a whole bunch of rosters, nothing much we can do though as if they consider what we say.

DEATH775
DEATH775

You guys have a winner here, but you want to stop. WHY!!!

Kill-Zone_99
Kill-Zone_99

what!? If this is the last one then i'd expect them to make the game better than it already is, like more fan requested characters like Vincent, Seifer, Riona, Baltheir e.c.t.Yes i know even though they said they chose characters that would elevate the story's story telling but still... This is the last one! Hrmmmmm, unles they put add-ons later on PSN but it's doubtful...

Double_Wide
Double_Wide

Damn it, SquareEnix! Just stick to what works! I really don't get it...as soon as they come up with a successful formula in any part of the series, they follow it up with something BOGUS (i.e. FFT then FFTA, FFXII then FFXIII)! If Dissidia works, DON'T FIX IT...just enhance it!

soulless4now
soulless4now

If that's the case, then I hope he starts brainstorming for KH3. >_>

youngsexynerd
youngsexynerd

Final Fantay Dissidia 3rd strike!!!! exclusively on Playstation 3!!!! that would be epic to hear a commercial say that!!

youngsexynerd
youngsexynerd

ahh this does sting a bit, i freakin loved seein all the main charactors 3d'd and in action/fighting battle sytem, it woulda been cool if they would ended it with a 3rd one on ps3!!!!!

DrAmazinDood
DrAmazinDood

it's kinda sad to hear this, Dissidia is one of the best PSP games in my opinion, but at least they aren't trying to milk every single penny they can from the fans

DarkBuhamut
DarkBuhamut

@fkbwii wouldn't we all love remakes of are old favourites? Im not sure why they don't do them, maybe its because they feel they'd be criticised or the game wont sell as much as a brand new one. But i for one would love the chance of playing older games, particularly FF's with up to date graphics and what-not.

R1KU
R1KU

Hooray no more final fantasy Fighters xd Who's up for a little RTS'ing? :D

mariostar0001
mariostar0001

@beny_pimpster It'd be overall Square Enix versus Capcom most likely. Not that that's bad, they add in Crono and Magus quite likely.

fkbwii
fkbwii

I know he meant spin-offs, but I would love a 3D remake of FFVI.

DevilKazeya
DevilKazeya

Thats a good decision!! :D Next year:"Dissidia Final Fantasy 3" O_O

StraferBiz
StraferBiz

If they were to make a third dissidia.....well even with new chars it will still feel repetitive.It's for the best. I'm pretty sure dissidia 2 will be more than enough to last for years

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

In this day and age of milked franchises it is good to see someone stepping back and saying "no, we are done with this. Time to try a new direction." Take note Activision.

Pete5506
Pete5506

I would of loved to see a PS3 version of the game, but maybe its for the best

JD_Escobar
JD_Escobar

i think they should revamp it for ps3 an then just chuck in a few extra characters

blacknight06
blacknight06

Perhaps this is for the best, but there's still soo many characters that I wish could've made it into the game.

Xx_Kares_xX
Xx_Kares_xX

Huh, I'm surprisingly not disapointed by the lack of a third Dissidia. Maybe it's a good thing that square is quitting while they are ahead so they don't make the series go stale.

Rikoudo
Rikoudo

I think that this will be a positive down the road.