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Square Enix announces Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy

Posted by: Tina at 1/20/2011 1:16 PM
Dissidia Final Fantasy characters make a return this coming March 22nd on the PSP for Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy, but with newly added abilities and options for customization. The characters have a cast of celebrity voice actors behind them, of which you can read about in the full release after the jump.

Should you choose to, Dissidia 012 also features multiplayer to form parties with friends. You can find out more about the storyline and other features by reading on.


LOS ANGELES (Jan. 20, 2011) – Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in North America, announced today that DISSIDIA® 012[duodecim]TM FINAL FANTASY® will ship to North American retailers on March 22, 2011. A follow-up to the popular DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY, this installment brings together some of the most memorable characters in video games, exclusively to the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system.

As the ultimate FINAL FANTASY fighting experience, all of the characters from DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY return in DISSIDIA 012[duodecim], to deliver character matchups that fans have always dreamed of. Newly joining the battle between Cosmos and Chaos are Lightning, Kain and Tifa, each with completely new abilities and customization options for a more strategic combat system. The unique gameplay, which combines action-packed fighting and RPG-based character development, is enhanced with a command-based mode so that true FINAL FANTASY-style combat can be enjoyed through simple commands.

Additionally, a star-studded cast lends their voices to iconic FINAL FANTASY characters. Actors featured in DISSIDIA 012[duodecim] include Rachael Leigh Cook as Tifa, Keith David as Chaos, Steve Burton as Cloud Strife and George Newbern as Sephiroth. Ali Hillis reprises her role as Lightning from this year’s FINAL FANTASY XIII, and numerous past voice actors have also returned to once again bring their characters to life.

DISSIDIA 012[duodecim] FINAL FANTASY also offers a robust multiplayer mode that includes communication functions as well as group battles in which players can form parties and compete with their friends. With new game modes, story missions, items, alternate costumes and battle mechanics, DISSIDIA 012[duodecim] FINAL FANTASY raises the thrill and action of never-before-seen FINAL FANTASY matchups to new heights.

For more information and to preorder now, please visit the official website:
http://na.square-enix.com/dissidia_012.
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.

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 features. Soar 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: Kain (FINAL FANTASY IV), Tifa (FINAL FANTASY VII) and Lightning (FINAL FANTASY XIII) are revealed as playable characters - the first of many new faces to step up in this ultimate battle between good and evil.
  • New features and scenarios: New to DISSIDIA 012[duodecim] FINAL FANTASY are an Assist feature that enables players to enlist characters as back-up in combat, as well as a new storyline with new characters that further enhances the robust gameplay experience. Additional details will be revealed in the coming months.

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 on March 22, 2011 for the suggested retail price of $29.99.