Yoshinori Kitase Plays Dissidia: Inside Asia’s Dissidia: Final Fantasy Event

By Spencer . December 19, 2008 . 2:32pm


I didn’t expect the Asia Game Show to have any spectacles to see. Set your expectations low and you won’t be disappointed right? I was unprepared, absolutely unprepared, when I walked into the show and saw Yoshinori Kitase, the Executive Producer of Dissidia: Final Fantasy, promoting the game at the event. This was almost like a mini-launch for Dissidia since it just came out yesterday in Japan and Asia.


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Kitase-san explained the mechanics and features of Dissidia: Final Fantasy in Japanese which was promptly translated into Chinese for the mostly press filled audience. After talking about ad-hoc play Kitase-san demonstrated Dissidia: Final Fantasy by playing it. And yes, we got videos of the Executive Producer playing his own game. In the first clip he fights a computer opponent as Cloud. In the second he is in an ad-hoc battle controlling Sephiroth. Don’t mind the colors the projector was off.




What would a Dissidia: Final Fantasy event be without Cloud and Sephiroth cosplayers?



The announcer said they were ready to give out Dissidia: Final Fantasy posters to some people in the audience. To win one you had to play rocks-paper-scissors with Kitase-san and the rest of the audience. If you beat Kitase-san you moved up to the next round and when the numbers dwindled down to ten they started handing out signed Dissidia: Final Fantasy posters.



This was the grand prize, a large Dissidia: Final Fantasy poster which is one of the ads in Shinjuku Station.



These were the still awesome “second prize” posters.


I didn’t win a poster. :(


Images courtesy of Square Enix. Photos Spencer/Siliconera.

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  • Pen15surunaiyo

    haha FF girls.. oh yes <3

  • Pen15surunaiyo

    actually I should say, SE girls =P

  • Mr. Mee

    I’d rather take one the beautiful ladies behind the posters…hrmmm I mean those posters look pretty awesome

  • Aoshi00

    Did this take place in Hong Kong? It seems like Jpn producers are quite active in promoting their games in Asia recently, like Kojima having an event for MGS4.

    Those babes are pretty hot, I would buy a copy right there if she hands me a poster :)

  • Spencer

    @Aoshi00 – Yeah this was in Hong Kong. There were a ton of other producers at the event from Soulcalibur IV, Street Fighter IV, and this weekend people are coming from SNK and stuff. The only thing is Sony didn’t send over a list so I was just lucky to walk in at the right time.

  • Sora

    the game wasn’t exactly what I expected, but the girls are fine, the battle looks like one of those brawler game like mario smash bros

  • Archer

    Banpresto started the trend last year when they showed up at AGS with SRWOGS for its final showing before launch didn’t they?

    God… I still can’t believe that I missed Kojima’s HK signing…

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