In a recent press conference, Square Enix revealed a new trailer for the upcoming arcade sequel to the Dissidia Final Fantasy series of crossover fighting games. Developed by Tecmo Koei’s Team Ninja, the new game will feature 3 VS 3 fights between the heroes and villains culled from Final Fantasy’s long and illustrious history. Revealed thus far as playable are such fan favorites as Cloud Strife, from FF7, Terra Branford, from FF6, and the Warrior of Light, who hails all the way from the very first Final Fantasy game from 1985. Newcomers include Y’shtola, a cat-like woman from the MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, and Ramza Beoulve, the hero of Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions.
Also new to the sequel is the ability to build up a Summon Gauge, which, upon being filled, allows the player to summon one of the Final Fantasy series many summoned beasts to fight for them. This is illustrated in the trailer above by Lightning summoning the flame spirit Ifrit. As of writing the game will be released in Japanese arcades later this year, with the possibility of a Playstation 4 release coming sometime later. This marks the third Dissidia release since 2009, and the first for an arcade platform, as the earlier games were exclusive to the PSP in both America and Japan.
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