Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy Dissidia for Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) will be hitting shelves in North America mid-year 2009. The title is an action/fighting game that brings together heroes and villains from every Final Fantasy title. Familiar friends include Cecil (FFIV), Bartz (FFV), Terra (FFVI), Cloud (FFVII), Squall (FFVIII), Zidane (FFIX), and Tidus (FFX). The baddies include Golbez (FFIV), Kefka (FFVI), and Sephiroth (FFVII). You might be asking yourself, "How did these Final Fantasy characters get together?" Good question! This is how Square Enix's press release describes the events:
Yeah, whatever. It's just an excuse to get a bunch of Final Fantasy characters together in one game! Even though Square Enix's record with fighting games is uneven, I'm getting all fanboy for this one. Famitsu rated the Japanese version highly and it's just completely awesome to have all these characters together. I've always thought that the world would be doomed if Golbez and Kefka got together. Thankfully Cecil, Cloud, and Zidane (for comic relief) will be there to save the day!
What Dissidia character are you most interested in? I'm going to go with Zidane to be contrary. Most people hate him and I like supporting underdogs. Also, check out some additional screens after the jump!