Dissidia 012[duodecim]: Final Fantasy Has Between 4 – 10 New Characters

By Spencer . October 19, 2010 . 11:28pm


Famitsu’s spread on Dissidia 012[duodecim]: Final Fantasy covers the Tifa news plus has a checklist of characters confirmed for the game. The entire cast of Dissidia: Final Fantasy are confirmed for the PSP pre-sequel plus between four to ten new characters, the magazine reports.


Square Enix announced three new characters for Dissidia 012 so far: Kain from Final Fantasy IV, Tifa from Final Fantasy VII, and Lightning from Final Fantasy XIII.


The magazine also had another look at Cloud’s third from, which is based on Yoshitaka Amano’s artwork.


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Dissidia 012[duodecim]: Final Fantasy is slated for spring 2011 in Japan and Q1 2011 in North America.

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  • Advent_Andaryu

    I’m really liking Cloud’s Amano costume, I may end up using him more. So Duodecim could end up having 32 characters! Not too bad for a sequel.

    • Exkaiser

      Yeah, it’s a little more colorful than the normal one. Looks nice.

      He’s an easy-to-use fighter, but I’m not really a fan of him as a character.

      • It’s ’cause he lacks personality and character development, amirite?

  • epy

    I want someone from FFVI. It always strikes me as odd that the (IMO) best Final Fantasy gets so little love.

    • You didn’t notice Kefka in that picture?

    • doomspeller10

      Agreed. I’d like either Shadow, Celes, or Edgar to be included. Shadow and Interceptor would be interesting in terms of gameplay mechanics, as well as Celes if they somehow manage to include the runic sword mechanic (so she doesn’t become a Terra clone). And Edgar, he just kicks ass with his machines.
      I’m just crossing my fingers for a total of 10 new characters.

  • 4 is not sufficient , SE D:

  • How charmingly noncommittal.

  • joesz

    yay new additional characters! I bet the game will now be more fun then ever.

  • 4-10 characters? Why so lazy, SE?

    • mach

      It’s actually been confirmed (a while back) that UMD space is what’s limiting the number of new characters.

      • Pichi

        I heard a bulk of the space were in FMVs. If SE would limit that up some, we would get more characters. But its SE, they love to be flashy.

  • Pichi

    I hope at least each final fantasy gets one more new character. I think they may not do that for some, like FFXI.

  • cmurph666

    4-10? Way to narrow it down.

    • That’s because they themselves don’t know. As is the case with almost all fighting games, the put in as many characters as they can before their deadlines are up

  • neo_firenze

    Kinda lame. I can see them not adding another character from I, II, III, V, and XI. Since those games were more battle systems based than character based, it’s understandable.

    Already confirmed characters from IV, VII, and XIII.

    I’d hope for a new character from:
    – VI (lots of options)
    – VIII (Seifer or Quistis)
    – IX (Vivi!)
    – X (Maybe Riku? or Wakka? or Yuna?)
    – XII (Balthier)

    • id prefer seymour from 10

    • You must not have play 2 or 5 before. They were very story based.

      Since everyone is doing it, I’d like: Vivi, Auron, Seifer, Minwu, andSabin/Shadow/Edgar/Locke and Faris/Galuf

  • sdragon21

    Here’s who i hope will take the remaining 6 Spots:
    Rikku (Final Fantasy X-2 Version, Please!!)
    Beatrix (Final Fantasy IX)
    Farris (Final Fantasy V)
    Sabin (Final Fantasy VI)
    Seifer(Final Fantasy VIII)
    Balthier (Final Fantasy XII)

  • BelmontHeir

    Personally, I wouldn’t mind if they dropped the cast from the first game and tried to have a completely new cast. I guess not every FF game has a suitable replacement hero like Kain, but I get the feeling it’s probably more like SE doesn’t think they could sell the game without Cloud…

  • MemeticRichard

    Too funny. SE announced four to ten new characters for Dissidia, and everyone bitches that it isn’t enough.

    BlazBlue introduced 3 new characters (with the rest as DLC), and everything’s peachy.

    • Pichi

      The problem is about representation of all the Final Fantasies. It would be nice if all the Final Fantasies were equally represented. With this news, not all will get new characters in that series.

  • joesz

    lol this thread turned into somewhat flaming one about the characters adding.

    I think there is something that everyone should know,in this game all the characters must have a connection to the story,so its not really easy to add any characters that were the sidekicks in the originals in this game.

    • Guest

      lol what story

      • I think he’s talking about that stale text/cutscene-driven part in the first Dissidia that sort of allows you to unlock Shantoto.


  • ADD PRISHE. >8[

  • Joanna

    Even though I don’t have a PSP, I’ll just add my two cents anyway and say I’d love for these characters to get more love:

    Farris (V)
    Shadow (VI)
    Edgar (VI)
    Yuna (X-2)
    Ashe (XII)
    Sazh (XIII)

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