That’s right, the makers of Dead or Alive will be in charge of the Final Fantasy fighting game.
During a ‘closed conference’, Square Enix revealed that they will be passing the development duties to Team Ninja; a known game developer that are behind some popular titles such as the Ninja Gaiden and Dead or Alive series.
Dissidia Final Fantasy will feature a three-versus-three combat compared to the previous one-versus-one format from its PSP predecessors. It will also run at 60 frames per second and will be developing using PlayStation core system. This means there’s a possibility that a PlayStation 4 version will be available, but don’t expect an early release as Dissidia will be expected to be an arcade exclusive for a year.
The arcade cabinet was also unveiled, showcasing a twin stick setup and PlayStation button layout and thumb sticks. Those who are familiar with the combat mechanics of the original Dissidia will happy to know that it will still retain the same combat system and with new features. The EX Skills allow you to cast special attacks and spells that ranges from Protect, Slow and Limit Breaks and each character will specialize on different EX Skills. A cool new feature was added where you can summon powerful beasts as your fourth member, one confirmed Summon from the closed conference was Ifrit. Some characters will be making a return from the previous Final Fantasy games, including Cloud, Terra, Onion Knight, Warrior of Light and Lightning and new character Y’shtola from Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn will be joining as well. A surprise announcement was made where Ramza Beoulve from Final Fantasy Tactics will be joining Dissidia.
Square Enix will be conducting location test in Japan at the Tokyo, Sendai, and Aichi prefecture from April 17 to 19 and then another location test at the Tokyo, Osaka, and Fukuoka prefecture on April 24 to 26. You can check out the official website for updates, there are still no details if the arcade game will have a Western release