Bye Bye Mai: Team Ninja plans to remove Mai from DOA 5

Looks like Mai won’t be joining Super Smash Bros Ultimate or the previous DOA game. I actually heard about this news last night from Twitter from user @WarOnFanservice.

I couldn’t find any sources like IGN stating it but if you go onto Steam, PS4 or Xbox One, it will tell you the date.  On September 11, 2019, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round will be removing the SNK character Mai Shiranui in all platforms store. Not only her, but the KOF (King of Fighters) costumes for the characters will be removed as well. If you already bought them, you are safe and they will stay unlocked in your account.

This is only for DOA5LR. Mai is also available in DOA6 along with another character named Kula Diamond as DLC characters and they are not leaving.

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Tifa joins Dissida Final Fantasy NT!

I hope you still have Dissidia Final Fantasy NT on your PS4 or Steam because this buxom fighter is joining the brawl. Coming Final Fantasy VII, we have the fighter and Cloud’s childhood friend Tifa! If you can’t wait for the upcoming Final Fantasy VII Remake game for March 2020, you can at least try out her moves and appreciate the 3D beauty of Tifa in the comfort of your PS4 and PC. Square Enix released a trailer highlighting her gameplay and players have the option to play as her classic appearance or her Advent Children clothes. She will be available in both platforms and in both editions, the paid and free version. She will be available as a DLC character on July 2nd/July 3rd. Tifa’s first appearance in Dissidia was actually in the second installment game for the PSP game called Dissidia 012: Duodecim.

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?

Video Games News: Dissidia major announcement!

Today I woke up to exciting news this morning in regards to Final Fantasy. I want to thank @RedMakuzawa (news writer for Final Fantasy content and social media manager to the project game Lost Soul Aside) and the Square Portal for keeping me up to date on the latest news on Square Enix titles.

It was announced today that Square Enix will be releasing a new Dissidia video game for PS4 titled Dissidia Final Fantasy NT (NT stands could stand for New Tale or New Tournament). This game was developed by Team Ninja who are well-known for games like Dead or Alive, Nioh and Ninja Gaiden.

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The game will include over 20 playable characters (Squall, Cloud, Sephiroth, much more) and amazing summoning characters like Shiva and Ifrit. It will also include team battles like 3v3 matches. You can play as your favorite Final Fantasy character offline and online; however, it is mentioned that there will not be a story mode but it will have some sort of story. The story narrative is done by Kazushige Nojima who worked on titles like Final Fantasy XV and the upcoming games Kingdom Hearts III and Final Fantasy VII Remake.

But wait there is more! Leaked in Amazon (with the price of $60), even though it wasn’t in the recent trailer, it is confirmed that Noctis Lucis Caelum (protagonist in Final Fantasy XV) will be joining the game.

If you are going to E3 2017 (June 13-15), this game will be playable as a demo. The game doesn’t have an exact date but this game will be released for PS4 in early 2018.

If you don’t know what is Dissidia, Dissidia Final Fantasy is a video game spinoff based on the popular franchise Final Fantasy where characters (good and evil) are pitted together and fight each other in a unique fighting RPG video game. The first game was in the PSP called Dissida Final Fantasy and another one was made and titled Dissidia 012 [duodecim] Final Fantasy. This game was also on the arcades in Japan.

 

Sources/Credit:

Anime News Network

Square Portal

@RedMakuzawa