The first was a big hit, so it's not at all surprising to see a sequel. …the title might cause a double-take, though.

Anyway, Square-Enix has revealed that Dissidia 012 Duodecim: Final Fantasy will hit North American stores some time next year . It's hardly a solidified release date but at least we know it's confirmed for this region and we're hoping it isn't a long wait. The first Dissidia featured well-known FF icons squaring off against one another in a flashy arena of sorts; it wasn't an RPG, but the character progression was very reminiscent of a role-playing game. In that way, it kinda satisfied two sets of fans. The highly anticipated sequel will boast a bunch of new faces, too, including FFXIII heroine Lightning and FFIV's popular character, Kain. Returning Dissidia combatants include Tifa, Sephiroth, Cecil, Terra, Zidane, Golbez and Onion Knight. We'll get basically the same gameplay but the developers will be implementing an all-new assist feature; this will let you summon backup allies. If the chips are down, bring in a partner to help!

We'll let you know whenever Square-Enix decides to issue an exact US launch date but until then, just imagine the epic confrontations that lie within…

Related Game(s): Dissidia 012 Duodecim: Final Fantasy

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shadowscorpio
shadowscorpio
10 years ago

I assume that this will be on PSP. Its getting harder for me to resist picking one up.

Jawknee
Jawknee
10 years ago

There's quite a few games that make owning a PSP worth while. Even if you don't travel. There's Dissidia, MGS Peace Walker, God of War Chains of Olympus and soon Ghost of Sparta, GT PSP, LittleBigPlanet, KH: Birth by Sleep and soon the The 3rd Birthday. The PSP is where Square actually seems to strive this gen. Oh and you can play any PS1 classic from PSN on it.

SolidFantasy
SolidFantasy
10 years ago

@ Jawknee
see also FFVII: Crisis Core

Jawknee
Jawknee
10 years ago

Aaaaah, yes. How could i forget. I own that one too. Great game.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
10 years ago

shadowscorpio,

What Jawknee said!

Gamestop has used ones, the 1000's for $99.99, 2000's for $119.99, & the 3000 for $129.99(NOTE:these were last year's prices, so they may be priced lower now).

If you like a variety of genres, I have a small, but varied, amount of games, music, TV shows, & movies in my own PSP collection(so far), so there's always plenty of extra goodness going on when you've also got a PSP too…..

GAMES
Brothers In Arms: D-Day
Call Of Duty: Roads To Victory
Coded Arms
Dead Head Fred
Death Jr.
Every Extend Extra
Frantix
Infected
Killzone: Liberation
LocoRoco: 2
MACH(Modified Air Combat Heroes)
Medal of Honor: Heroes
Mercury Meltdown
Metal Gear Acid: 1 & 2
Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops & PO2 PLUS
Miami Vice
Obscure: The Aftermath
PQ2(Practical Intelligence Quotient 2)
Pursuit Force Extreme Justice
Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters
Silent Hill: Origins
Smart Bomb
SOCOM USNS FireTeam Bravo 1 & 2
SOCOM: Tactical Strike
Space Invaders Extreme
Spiderman 2
Star Wars Battlefront: Renagade Squadron
The Godfather Mob wars:
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Essentials
Warhammer 40000 Battle For Atluma
Warhammer: Squad Command
Wipeout: Pure

DEMOS (UMD)
Monster Hunter Freedom Unite

MUSIC
Black Label Society w/Zakk Wylde Boozed, Broozed, & Broken-Boned
Bob Marley The Legend Live
Iron Maiden The Number Of The Beast
Nirvana Nevermind
Pink Floyd The Making of Dark Side Of The Moon
Puddle Of Mudd Striking That Familar Chord

SHOWS
Family Guy Freakin' Sweet
NFL In Just One Play

MOVIES
Be Cool
Boogeyman
Cursed
Go
Hollow Man
L4yer Cake
Lords Of Dogtown
Once Upon A Time In Mexico
Saw
Species
Vantage Point
Viewtiful Joe Vol. 1

Jawknee
Jawknee
10 years ago

Nice list Biker. Though with those gamestop prices he may be better off jus buying a new 3000 model. That way he knows where it's been(a college bud I new in California used his for porn, ewe!!!) and Sony gets the sale and support.

Geobaldi
Geobaldi
10 years ago

@shadowscorpio

Yes it will be PSP only.

shadowscorpio
shadowscorpio
10 years ago

Well its settled. I guess the third generation of playstation is in fact the PS3/PSP combination.

th3_bLy
th3_bLy
10 years ago

PSP 2000s go for $99.99 in Canada, last time I checked at work anyways. So, I think they've dropped the used prices on both the 1000 and 3000 series.

And why is there no mention of Valkyria Chronicles 2 and P3P?!

eLLeJuss
eLLeJuss
10 years ago

Rikku please <3

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
10 years ago

Thanks Jawknee,

About that porn stuff, I just bought 4 of my PSP's used from Gamestop, and a container of Lysol wipes to germicide them.

As for my fifth PSP, I was able to catch a guy about to trade his mint PSDP 1000 in, & I snatched it up first, for $20.
Once I got it home, I also found it had a 32MB Pro Duo memory stick still in it too).

chedison
chedison
10 years ago

I want to know who decided on that ridiculous title.

spiderboi
spiderboi
10 years ago

I do hope this doesn't have some lame-fest story like the first one. Granted, it got me quite addicted, but its the gameplay that hooked me; story was quite appalling.

Jawknee
Jawknee
10 years ago

Yea if it wasn't for the fun gameplay, I would have put it away within a week. The story and voice acting is garbage.

spiderboi
spiderboi
10 years ago

Just hope they aim for redemption. That was one Square Enix game that I just skipped the cut scenes..

Jawknee
Jawknee
10 years ago

The first one is by far my favorite Squaeenix game this generation.

FullmetalX10
FullmetalX10
10 years ago

I enjoyed the demo, didn't pick up the game, what would be awesome is having Sora (Kingdom Hearts) in there. Just sayin'

SolidFantasy
SolidFantasy
10 years ago

I don't understand how Square Enix called the first Dissidia an action RPG. Yeah it had RPG elements, but so did Dante's Inferno and no ones called that an RPG. Dissida was a very enjoyable PSP hack n'slash action game. I'm sure the next one will have good promise.

Sogi_Otsa
Sogi_Otsa
10 years ago

Dissidia was a fighting rpg, a progressive fighting game. progressive from the leveling up and such.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
10 years ago

I might have to do that Dante's Inferno member review, I keep getting signs all over the place. Last night I watched "Gates of Hell" on the History channel and they used the game scenes and spoke with EA's Creative Director. I was like, "sweet"

Arvis
Arvis
10 years ago

Wait…. Tifa was in the first game???

-Arvis

Underdog15
Underdog15
10 years ago

No, she wasn't. She'll be included in the second, but that was just a small error with her being in the first.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
10 years ago

If there's no Balthier/Fran there's no point in getting this sequel.

Underdog15
Underdog15
10 years ago

I disagree. The additions of Kain and/or Tifa are quality selling points.

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
10 years ago

Agreed, kain instantly makes this something I'm looking forward to. Besides, there's not a single FFXII character I can think of that would really fit in this style of game, for some reason I always figured ffxii to have a more realistic style than any of the others, so I just couldn't imagine them doing insane moves like in dissdia

I just hope they add more characters though, since the first one had an ok roster, and since this game won't be 'looking' ny better it better at least make up for it in some way

TheCrazyMerc
TheCrazyMerc
10 years ago

God, I want this really want to play as Lightning. Playing Dissidia one first.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
10 years ago

I saw a pic of Lightning in Aya Brea's outfit with the ripped jeans… most engaging.

After the PSP2 releases and the PSP is finally a reasonable price I'll put this on my back order list of sh*t to catch up on. Tifa is smokin, I even got Erghiez to play with her… as her.

Vitron
Vitron
10 years ago

I wish they add Zack and Balthier also

spiderboi
spiderboi
10 years ago

I want Kimahri. That blue monster somehow has some appeal for me.

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
10 years ago

Ok, so when do we get it? Eh, I can wait until the end of next year. I've put 118+ into the original, so I'm kind of daunted by how much time is going to be sunk into this one with the addition of a whole bunch more characters.
Peace.