Dissidia: Final Fantasy sequel hits next year

Square Enix confirms North American launch of sequel to role-playing series' PSP fighting game spin-off; 012 Duodecim to feature new game modes, characters, and playable Chaos storyline.

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Square Enix's Final Fantasy fighting game spin-off is returning to North America. The publisher today confirmed that Dissidia 012 Duodecim: Final Fantasy, announced earlier this month for Japanese release, will head West sometime in 2011.

Lightning is just one of the new additions to the Dissidia roster for 012 Duodecim.
Lightning is just one of the new additions to the Dissidia roster for 012 Duodecim.

The original Dissidia merged a one-on-one fighting game setup with the character progression more commonly found in role-playing games and garnered critical praise in the process. As previously reported, Dissidia 012 Duodecim will feature multiple roster additions, including Final Fantasy XIII protagonist Lightning and Final Fantasy IV's lance-wielding dragoon Kain. A number of familiar faces will also be returning, including Sephiroth, Tifa, Onion Knight, Cecil, Golbez, Zidane, and Terra.

While the action is still primarily one-on-one, Square Enix is implementing a new assist feature that will allow players to summon backup allies in battle. Dissidia 012 Duodecim will also include new game modes, items, and costumes, as well as the ability to play through a Chaos-focused storyline.

For more on Dissidia 012 Duodecim, check out GameSpot's hands-on preview from the Tokyo Game Show.

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BLiND_1

It looks like vaan and basch from FFXII are in

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josecuellar

In final fantasy 5 Gilgamesh is a powerfull comedy relief bad guy who sacrifices himself to save Bartz and company, from Necrophobe. So I think Gilgamesh in Dissidia 012 will start out as chaos warrior but later switch sides and save Bartz( if they put him in the game that is)>

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BLiND_1

gamestop says the game comes out 4/11/2011 in north america

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BLiND_1

They need to add auron, balthier, & more judges

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ZwC_Wolf

For the moment in all the trailers i have seen, the new characters are Lightning, Kain, Tifa, who know if tifa is playable, but she makes an appearance talking wiht Sephiroth, and also it seems, that this time some of the old god guys become EVIL, i say that because in other trailer i saw the Warrior of Light saying that this time he was in the Chaos side.... cause he had lost all hope............

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Daiki101

I dont have a PSP, but this looks awesome, GO ONION KNIGHTS!

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Xenoxion

I really want Genesis to be in this game! :D:D:D How awesome would that not be!? :D

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fede_pyro

hope they add "secondary" character, barret, vincent (besides...he got his own game), seifer, zell, irvine, shadow, amarant, etc. & why not a chocobo

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cloud_strife15

they need to add Genesis and Weiss for Villains and Vincent for the other Hero since they already added Tifa

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tekken220

"A number of familiar faces will also be returning, including Sephiroth, Tifa..." Fail, Tifa was never in both the Japanese and the US version of Dissidia.

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kamuijr

Yes..................can't wait for this :)

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-Katsuri-

Tifa will be in the new one? YAY!

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JD_Escobar

OMG im so happy i hope they put a hand to hand char in like tifa or snow, gotta buy new psp tho

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midway7c

Can't wait

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Venom341

Just don't make us angry by putting Vanille in this. It'll be just plain strange...

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KuRf

its funny how Inafune remarks about japanese dev. being 5 years behind and u find this game tat is being made by a nippon company being demanded by the western ppl..lol

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mimsoo

C'mon Square, stop teasing us!! Zack has been the best thing ever to happen to video game history. Let him in!

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GunBladeHero

Well, I will say it again: Zack and Zell!

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cloud-rpg

PLEASE GENSIS AND ANGEAL

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bowlingotter

Dissidia isn't for everyone, but if you put the time in, it's really rewarding. Definitely looking forward to 012 Duodecim, but really hoping for Wifi multiplayer this time.

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Virtual_Erkan

I have played 150 hours with the first one. I hope the save data can be carried over to 012 Duodecim.

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fLaMbOaStiN

Never played the first Dissidia but a fighter/RPG hybrid sounds promising.. Thats what this game is gonna be, right?

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leeko_link

Good for another Dissidia but I was expecting Final Fantasy Agito XIII to be out before this.

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Osashimaru

Ahhh I'm really looking forward to this! I believe there are a lot of possible Final Fantasy candidates to be put in Duodecim since FF has so many awesome characters, but I'm just happy they decided to make a sequal for Dissidia. I loved the gameplay, it was unique with great fan service ._.

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GearsOfWar11111

come on zack and genisis

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angelbless

I really hope Vivi be there this time. Auron may be a good adition too :)

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Gaoth

I'd like to see the main char from FF Versus XIII..

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shabulia

@basiIVzero Great list. But I have to disagree with you on the Stiener choice. While he'd be ok, I'd much rather see Vivi!

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PunkOZ

sweet a chaos storyline

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NColdhardt

Kingdom Hearts, like Dissidia, was originally a spinoff. I just hope new Dissidia is up to par in character depth.

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Vongola11th

there is a god!!! just something random, wouldn't it be hilarious if they would put the kingdom hearts characters in this one? suddenly we see a keyblade appearingXD.

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rynmls

gud to hear!!!

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Should be addictive and great fun like the first game. Just as long as they sort out the difficulty and balance the characters a little better. That was my only gripe with the first game.

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Sirbobislost

@ jsh020 No self respecting ff fan would be held over by that pile of crud that was ff13

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kangaox

Also, Bring Ashe in!!!

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kangaox

SE are pullin a Koei?

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tom_cat_01

They churn this out so quickly, but Agito XIII has been in development forever!!!

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Sharky_vs_Venom

nbba2, meaning familiar faces of FF in general, Tifa wasn't in Dissidia. PS. Lightning is my luv! :)

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nbba2

" A number of familiar faces will also be returning, including Sephiroth, Tifa..." Excuse me? I don't remember Tifa being in the first game? I only played the Japanese version, Did they add her for the U.S. version?

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Gammet25

Well son of a mother duck. I'm getting it.

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Byaku524

I'm so glad I bought a PSP recently.

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Raizer-Sabre

mrhagane: vaan's voice actor has confirmed he's reprised his role as vaan for another final fantasy game, but it's only speculation at the moment that duodecim is the one he's done also, i'd like to see beatrix and genesis in this. and necron right after the credit roll :P

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kidvenom2001

I am surprised no one said barret. Would love to see him added.

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edmund_munchua

is this still for the psp?

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mrhagane

where is vaan? just because vaan doesn't have special abilities (the only special skill is mist) or probably the weakest protagonist unlike the other final fantasy, doesn't means that square enix will not show vaan in the next Dissidia right?

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Jackmac36

I would gladly accept the additions of Auron (X) and Balthier (XII) into Dissidia ^_^

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DahLong

i hope it will come out for usa

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WickedWeavile

When will it be the Final Fantasy?

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solidsnake726

I am crossing my fingers for Shadow(FFVI) :D

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QtrArt

amazing :D