No, There Won’t Be A "Universal Tuning" Re-Release Of Dissidia 012[duodecim]

By Spencer . February 22, 2011 . 12:16am

ff4_2_21Close to a year after Dissidia: Final Fantasy made its debut in Japan, Square Enix repackaged the English version as Dissdia: Final Fantasy Universal Tuning. The updated release had balancing tweaks, arcade mode, and most notably English voice acting.

 

Dissidia 012[duodecim]: Final Fantasy won’t get that kind of re-release, Tetsuya Nomura said in an interview with Dengeki PlayStation, since the overseas version is being released almost simultaneously with the Japanese version.

 

Nomura also said there will not be a "next title." That doesn’t mean the team has given up on fighting games, though. Later in the interview, Nomura says he believes he has done everything he can with the combat base. After this game, the Dissidia series could remerge with a new form. Nomura says the staff has been working on 1 on 1 fighting games for several years and would like to work with a new genre.

 

Director Takahashi Mitsunori tells Dengeki the 12th story (the new storyline in Dissidia 012) is 15 hours long. Dissidia 012[duodecim] also includes the 13th story from the original Dissidia: Final Fantasy, which Mitsunori says has an extra 60 hours of playtime. Like Dissidia: Final Fantasy, there is a data install option which takes up to 800 MB. The install takes awhile so Mitsunori recommends taking a nap while the game is installing.


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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tien-Ron/100001474007360 Tien Ron

    looool take a nap while it’s installing
    seems like this is a very big game

  • ninetailes4life

    so for $30 you get 2 great games… sweet

  • evilmoogle

    The install takes awhile so Mitsunori recommends taking a nap while the game is installing.
    not sure if serious…

    • maxchain

      I hear it’s also recommended while playing Final Fantasy XIII. Heyo!

    • Barrit

      I believe it. Did you ever install data from the first game? It took FOREVER. I had to lower the volume after a while.. I got tired of hearing the chocobo song lol.

    • badmoogle

      Lol that’s what i thought as well (great moogles think alike^_^)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3WYMREBHZWTQ6MVXY2N7IGFDOE Ibr Far

    i’m sorry i wouldn’t be able to sleep

    i’d be too busy playing with the chocobo sounds like the first dissidia’s data install

  • http://myfigurecollection.net/collection/ashgail Ashgail

    “Nomura says the staff has been working on 1 on 1 fighting games for several years and would like to work with a new genre”

    I’ve got an idea, SE! Let ArcSys develop a 1 on 1 fighting game based on Final Fantasy! You know it’s gonna be godlike!

    • http://twitter.com/BurstDragon Kush クシュ

      My thoughts exactly, Guilty BlazFantasy

      • http://myfigurecollection.net/collection/ashgail Ashgail

        Or, Guilty Fantasy. People might expect an eroge with that title, tho .__.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Christopher-Carmona/100000347329518 Christopher Carmona

          That’s the first thing that came to my mind, Ashgail.

          • http://s1.zetaboards.com/Crossed_Swords_Inn/index/ konpon568

            Ditto!

    • Code

      Hell yes >ww<~! But if there considering rethinking the series, maan I'm really hoping they consider a traditional 2D fighter. Reminds me of the fact I'd love to see a Disgaea/Nippon Ichi 2D fighter too omo;

      • http://myfigurecollection.net/collection/ashgail Ashgail

        I saw AquaPazza’s promotional movie and I was like, WOOOOOOOO Examu did it again! It’s not as smooth as 3rd Strike, but the animation is good enough. And also the ToHeart cast was fighting in very silly ways :P

        If there’s a Nippon Ichi crossover fighting game.. *faints*

    • RagnaXBL

      i have to agree with you on that one Blazblue X Final fantasy

      THE WHEEL OF FAIL IS TURNING!

    • kupomogli

      Final Hokuto no Ken Fantasy. Best fighter ever made :P

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_S2UKKIGGOA4V5EIFXAD7BQQOV4 Heehee

        Seeing my Final Fantasy characters explode/slashed to chunks of meat…

        YES PLEASE!

      • http://myfigurecollection.net/collection/ashgail Ashgail

        I’d like Chuck Norris to be in it :P

        • badmoogle

          Impossible.PSP would melt from his sheer awesomeness. :P

        • kupomogli

          He’d be way too overpowered.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Christopher-Carmona/100000347329518 Christopher Carmona

    Wow, Siliconera gets their info fast. I was just about to go to bed when I decided to check this site for Dissidia news.

  • http://twitter.com/terrsc Terr

    Can’t wait to play this!

  • http://radiantloki.blogspot.com/ Mark Dinh

    Lol! Well thanks SE for such an amazing game :D, though I wished they add Rex or Ramza in the just for the heck of it… as Chaos characters I mean. :P

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1446063390 Zichri Lui

      Lol, I wanted Delita and Ramza in the beginning before I knew they weren’t going to go for spinoffs ._.

      • http://radiantloki.blogspot.com/ Mark Dinh

        To be honest, Rex or Delita would make a great chaos character… Rex looks way better then Vaan… and Vaan would be really surprise that Rex is not dead :D. Delita can join Sephi in manipulating people, lol

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1446063390 Zichri Lui

          Delita would’ve been great with holy sword techniques or whatever.
          I was kind of hoping for Ramza and Delita against each other but that’s not going to happen -.-

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1446063390 Zichri Lui

    “Director Takahashi Mitsunori tells Dengeki the 12th story (the new storyline in Dissidia 012) is 15 hours long. Dissidia 012[duodecim] also includes the 13th story from the original Dissidia: Final Fantasy, which Mitsunori says has an extra 60 hours of playtime.”

    Should I be concerned about this? Why is the original story much longer than the newer one? HOW THE HECK DOES THAT WORK?

    Oh well.

  • http://twitter.com/gabriel_may_uk Gabriel May

    “there is a data install option which takes up to 800 MB. The install takes awhile so Mitsunori recommends taking a nap while the game is installing.”

    I guess he means a power nap.

  • http://www.fanfiction.net/u/601368/ Ikari Engeru

    800 MB?! I need to a buy a new memory stick anyway.. -3- but 800?

    That aside, I really can’t wait for this game to out. Let’s see.. only until 3/22 in NA… It seems so close yet so far….

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000301072427 Mark Shaver

    Hopefully it’s 6.35 Compatible so I can just rip it to my Memstick. Iso > Data Install anyday. It’d prolly take just as long anyway, haha.

  • stealthgiga

    Isn’t this just so that people don’t wait for the re-release version and buy the one that is coming soon? By giving the impression that it is the definitive version (the last and most complete)?

    But nah, I guess I shouldn’t put too much suspicion where it isn’t due…

    • Pichi

      I have a feeling you might be right. Good PR speak from the man himself to get people to buy this version then come months later, make the Universal Tuning version. I can see it either down the road or one of the system launch for the NGP.

  • http://twitter.com/iSeventh Infinite Sky

    it will be great if the new Dissidia will be like action RPG games as if you play Kingdom Hearts or something similiar.
    You can visit many towns from the original games also can play multiplayer to do quest against powerful bosses.
    that would be very………….NICE! for me i think^^

  • Ren

    My, surely you jest Mr. Nomura. Not releasing a enhanced version of a game roughly after an year the original would be the same same thing as if KH started making sense. Maybe mireacles will happen, maybe it will explain why Sora doesn’t are about his family.

  • eilegz

    too bad no seymour… he should be there but well… also almost forgot about the final boss of FF XII and XIII dont remember the names.

  • PrinceHeir

    welll the 1st dissidia story is already in the package so that’s good enough.

    “Nomura also said there will not be a “next title.” That doesn’t mean the team has given up on fighting games, though. Later in the interview, Nomura says he believes he has done everything he can with the combat base. After this game, the Dissidia series could remerge with a new form. Nomura says the staff has been working on 1 on 1 fighting games for several years and would like to work with a new genre.”

    i don’t believe this, i want a PS3 version with HD graphics and online as well as tons of characters not to mention this is only the twelfth battle, there’s 11 battles to go you know? :P

    im sure there will be another Dissidia, the series is just too good to be left out in the field :P

    in the meantime it’s good they are taking a break from the series, maybe they can concentrate on other games? i don’t know maybe fund Valkryia Profile 3 Hrist? ^^

  • badmoogle

    I’m glad there won’t be a 3rd title on its current form.I think even the 2nd Dissidia is already too much of the same (limiting) thing.
    But i’m really interested to see if and how they will expand the concept of the game in the future.

  • kupomogli

    Oh I’m sure there will be a Universal Tuning. The US just won’t get it. Just like all the other seven extra releases for every Squaresoft game ever made.

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