Snow joins Dissidia NT

Hello gamers out there! I bring you some news for you and your copy of Dissidia Final Fantasy NT game. If you still have this Dissidia and you bought the season pass to unlock the characters, here is the last DLC character to join this crossover brawler game. Coming from Final Fantasy XIII, we have the warrior Snow Villiers. Snow will be appearing as his Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII appearance, but he will also have an alternate costume which he appears in his Final Fantasy XIII. You can get this character in the season pass or separately through the PSN store.

Here is the DLC roster characters in the season pass:

  • Vayne Carudas Solidor (FFXII)
  • Locke Cole (FFVI)
  • Rinoa Heartilly (FFVIII)
  • Kam’lanaut (FFXI)
  • Yuna (FFX)
  • Snow Villiers (FFXIII)
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Dissidia news: New DLC character and new arena map!

If anyone still plays Dissidia Final Fantasy NT, get ready for another fighter to join the battle between good and evil. It’s been announced this morning that the character Yuna from Final Fantasy X will be joining the game of Dissidia Final Fantasy NT. Yuna actually made her appearance in the game in the PSP version called Dissida 012: Duodecim.

Also coming out this winter is a new map. This map is called Final Battlefield. The description on Twitter describes it as a place created by two gods and fighters fight in this isolated world. This map will be free as an update this winter just like the other maps like Final Fantasy XV Insomnia.

Dissidia news: Kam’lanaut joins the fight!

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If you are still playing Dissidia Final Fantasy NT, I got some news for you. A new confirmed fighter joins the game and he is from Final Fantasy XI. His name is Kam’lanaut and he will be avalaible to download on October along with the other DLC characters. You get this character separately at the PSN store or season pass.

Here are the list of the six DLC characters:

  • Vayne (FFXII)
  • Locke Cole (FFVI)
  • Rinoa Heartilly (FFVIII)
  • Kam’lanaut (FFXI)
  • DLC
  • DLC

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT news: Here comes a female challenger – Rinoa!

Welcome back to another exciting news in the world of gaming. Announced on Twitter, Square Enix revealed the next fighter in this spinoff fighting game Dissidia Final Fantasy NT. The new fighter is Rinoa from Final Fantasy VIII. Rinoa will be available to be downloaded in PSN, but she has to be paid to be unlocked. Players can either pay to unlock her individually or for free in the season pass along with the rest of the DLC characters like Locke and Vayne. Rinoa will be available in August.

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT new DLC character reveal: Locke!

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Joining the brawl in Dissidia Final Fantasy NT, we have the treasure hunter Locke Cole. Locke Cole is from Final Fantasy VI and he acts like an assassin type fighter who can fight like Zidane and use fast attacks. He will be ready to use and purchased on late June. If didn’t buy the season pass, you will have to wait and buy individually just like Vayne from FFXII. Both DLC characters are free if you bought the season pass.

Dissidia NT DLC in Nissin Cup Noodles?

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This is a rather odd but clever marketing technique. Most of you already know, Square Enix’s upcoming game Dissidia Final Fantasy XV is coming to PS4 on January 30th and there’s bonus DLC depending where you preorder. I found out this news recently now and it’s a code for a DLC costume! Announced on Twitter, Square Enix teamed up with the cup of noodle company Nissin and are selling limited edition marked Cup of Noodles with character images (Cloud, Lightning, Warrior of Light) from Dissidia NT.

Players who purchase these special noodles will be given a special code to download a free costume for Noctis Lucis Caelum. The costume is his Royal Raiment. So far, this is only for USA stores and if you use the site’s shop locator, you will find out where’s the nearest store where they might have the noodles.

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According to the Nissin website, if you buy the noodles and text them a picture of your receipt, the company will give you a code where you can redeem the costume for free. This game is only for PS4.

If you want to unlock this costume for Noctis, be like Gladio and buy some noodles. I am hungry now.

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Cover Update and exclusive Preorders

With only couple months away, Square Enix  has made some updates for the upcoming fighting game Dissidia Final Fantasy NT. Besides having Noctis from Final Fantasy XV joining the roster and being placed in the Assassin class with the other other characters. Square Enix have revealed the cover of the standard game case.

People who decides to buy the game in the standard version, not the Steelbook Brawler edition, will have this for the cover. The cover will have Warrior of Light ( FFI), Cloud Strife (FFVII) and Lightning (FFXIII).

Besides the cover, Square Enix will be giving away exclusive weapons DLC to those who preorder from retailers. Players who decides to preorder from GameStop will be given Garland’s weapon, Garland Claymore Blade.

They also recently announced that if you preorder from Amazon, players will get a new weapon for Cloud. It’s Cloud Nail Bat DLC.

Even though I never played Final Fantasy VII, I don’t recall Cloud using a weapon like this but based on the wiki, this weapon has appeared in the game and other series.

So what do you think of the news. Do you want the Steel Brawler case or Standard version. Which retailer are going to preorder?

Final Fantasy video game news!

Final Fantasy game news incoming!

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT

Revealed at the Tokyo Game Show, Square Enix revealed a new trailer to the game upcoming game Dissidia Final Fantasy NT. The trailer shows the heroes of light gathered together and  talking about what’s going on. The gameplay also shows an improved HUD screen and new action sequences. One of the biggest moment in the video revealed Noctis from Final Fantasy XV. The trailer shows Noctis fighting Garland with his fight style and his waypoint attacks. The game is set to be released in NA in January 2018 for PS4.

Final Fantasy XV

Also revealed today, Square Enix unvield another addition to the game Final Fantasy XV. On October 31, 2017, players who have the season pass will be able to download and play Final Fantasy XV Multiplayer Expansion: Comrades. In this video, players will be able to create their own avatar and with either partake in single or multi missions. Taking place within the story, your character, a Lucian Kingsglaive, will work with characters like Cor, Cid and others in hopes of fighting Daemons. The trailer even includes a new song composed by well-known Final Fantasy composer,  Nobuo Uematsu; the new song is titled “Choosing Hope”. Here is the synopsis of the story (This will contain Spoilers!):

For the first time, Final Fantasy XV players will be able to create their own character and join up with three other friends to take on epic quests and battles in the game’s first and only online multiplayer expansion titled “Comrades.” Starting October 31, players will set foot as a survivor from Kingsglaive to find out more about the disappearance of Noctis after the events in Chapter 13 from the main game. Set in a world engulfed by darkness, the expansion casts players as a member of the Kingsglaive, with powers and unique abilities invoked from various Lucian kings, who join forces to bring the Light back to the kingdom of Lucis. Other members of Noctis’s crew including Gladiolus, Prompto and Ignis will be made playable in future game updates. As members of Kingsglaive, players equip royal sigils that grant special powers from the Lucian bloodline. Players can then strategize and create a balanced team to take on a variety of quests. In addition to multiplayer quests, single player quests are also available for players to enhance their characters.

Final Fantasy IX

Released yesterday, Square Enix has finally released another port game of a classic for PS4. Final Fantasy IX joins the digital market at the PSN. Fans who remembered playing this game in PS1 can relieve it again on PS4. The game includes new additions just like Final Fantasy VII such as no encounters, auto save and many more. As part of the promotion, the game is currently on sale for 20% off and if players buy the game within 9/19 through 9/26, players will not only get the game cheap but they will be awarded with a custom theme for the PS4 and avatar profile pictures designed by Toshiyuki Itahana.

Get your game on!

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT – Closed Beta Impression

A while back in August, Square Enix website opened up a special event where players could sign-up and hopefully gain an access code to the upcoming fighting spin-off brawler Dissidia Final Fantasy NT. Originally, the code was easy to get if you participated at EVO 2017 but then they decided to offer limited codes to anyone. I was fortunate enough to get the code via from the website instead. Square Enix happily gave me an email with a code to the game but I had to wait until the official start day to download the game. The email states that the Beta will be open to download from August 25th to September 1st; The game will be playable in this time period up to September 3rd in which the game will no longer be playable. In this time period, I got to experience Dissidia NT in it’s incomplete form and I will share my thoughts on it. There won’t be spoilers since this game doesn’t have a story.

Introduction:

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT is the next installment to the Dissidia series. I first started off in the PSP titled Dissidia. The game was a “fighting game” of the Final Fantasy franchise. The success of the game led to sequels and a Japanese arcade game now the recent announced international PS4 game Dissidia Final Fantasy NT. The game is set to be released in NA ,January 30th, 2018.

Featured Characters:

In this closed beta, the game offers fourteen playable characters from each series. Here are following characters that could be played and each from their own world:

  • Warrior of Light (I)
  • Firion (II)
  • Onion Knight (III)
  • Cecil Harvey (IV)
  • Bartz Klauser (V)
  • Terra Branford (VI)
  • Cloud Strife (VII)
  • Squall Leonhart (VIII)
  • Zidane Tribal (IX)
  • Tidus (X)
  • Shantotto (XI)
  • Vaan (XII)
  • Lightning (XIII)
  • Y’shtola (XIV)

These are the only playable characters players could only use. Even thought the official website revealed more characters such as the villains, Square Enix wanted to focus on these 14 characters. Just a quick reminder that Amazon revealed that Noctis from Final Fantasy XV will also be playable in this game as well. Also joining the fight is the ability to use Summons; players will be able to use allies such as Shiva or Ifrit or others.

Gameplay Description:

Unlike past Final Fantasy games where players rely on turn-based combat, Dissidia NT fight system involves freedom movement combat which allows players to run and jump freely and interact the environment. You can attack anyone and anywhere and you can even dash in midair for up close combat.  In order to do serious damage to your opponent, you need to rack up point by attacking your opponent. Once you accumulate enough points, players can perform a character’s Brave attack in which takes away either a chunk or bit of health from the enemy.

My Overall Experience:

I enjoyed the PSP game and after I was able to download play the PS4 version, I just had sit down and enjoy every moment of little time I had. At first, I was confused on the game’s set up even after going through the tutorial. One of the biggest annoyances that made it hard to play was the HUD screen, the one that displayed the points, the team’s health bar, summon bar and techniques. I had to just focus on my own health and whoever I am attacking.  Having 3v3 matches made the game feel kind of chaotic since you are trying to focus on who are you attacking or who do you support. This 3v3 matches reminds me of the anime fighting game J-Stars Victory Vs+ because the arenas was either small or big and fighters were blasted everywhere. You can also say it can also resembled Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z since not only you rely on a one button combo but you and your teammates can also work together and share energy each other or use a summon together.

Nonetheless, the game is visually beautiful. Thanks to Team Ninja, the characters looks very detailed and they even added battle damage look. Depending how long you fight or how much damage got inflicted, your character could show up looking dirty or having armor cracked. The beta even included English Dubs! Personally, this is a big plus to me since I do like the voices in English but hopefully they will add a Japanese Dub to those who prefer a Japanese feel. The characters feel great and you can learn pretty fast once you get your hands dirty. I always enjoyed using Cloud because he is move easily and perform heavy attacks and the I also like using Zidane whenever I want to do more damage on my opponent midair. I did have trouble adjusting to magic fighters like Shantotto and Y’shlota since I am more of physical fighter than magic user.

I tried online for a little bit and I had my ups and downs. The first time I played, the game feel balanced and I didn’t encounter issues such lag or any other poor connections. Of course the biggest let down is that the load times searching for people. Whenever I waited a long time, I wanted to leave and go to practice mode. The second time I fought online, the game suffered incredible lag where I couldn’t move at all. However, I will let it slide since this game is a beta. I do miss those in-game cinematic ultimate attacks like in the past games. Since the game will be focused on 3v3, the game removed those ultimate attack animations to avoid crashes.

Conclusion

For a beta game, this game was impressive and fun. I enjoyed the online and practice modes as it helped me test out playing the game on the controller as opposed to handheld device. The game does need some work but it was nice to see how far the company worked on this game and I can’t wait to play it when it is 100% finished. The characters were fun as well and I am eager to try out the villains and hopefully Noctis.

Did you play the closed beta? What did you think of it?

Video Game News: Dissidia release date and new Sword Art Online game!

Revealed in Twitter, Square Enix’s fighting spinoff game Dissidia Final Fantasy NT announced the release date for games and the preorder bonuses. The Japanese version is set to be release on January 11th, 2018; The North American version will be on January 30th, 2018.

The news also revealed some preorder bonus. Players who preordered the Deluxe Edition version (physical or digital) will receive the  “Nameless Warrior” skin for the Warrior of Light character and a mini-soundtrack and season pass.

If players preordered from select retailers, players will be given a steelbook case with three art variations.

If you don’t mind spending the money, you can also pay for the Ultimate Collector’s Edition.

This one includes the following:

  • collector’s box packaging
  • a bust of the Warrior of Light
  • an 80-page artbook
  • the game’s official soundtrack
  • a steelbook packaging with unique art
  • DLC season pass

Sword Art Online

Announced by Bandai Namco of America and Europe, a Sword Art Online game has been announced and this time, the game will focus on Gun Gale Online!

The game is called Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet. This game will be playable for Xbox One, PS4, and Steam in 2018.

According to the information, the series creator Reki Kawahara will be supervising the game’s original story and be creating the player’s choices and interactions which will affect the game story. It is noted that previous characters from the novel, anime and game series will show up. The game will be a third-person action shooter and it will be the first Sword Art Online video game be on Xbox One and PC! It will run on Unreal Engine 4, four vs four competiton duels and co-op boss battles.