Dissidia 012 [duodecim]: Final Fantasy announced for Europe and North America

Tuesday, 21st September 2010 16:29 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Square Enix has announced Dissidia 012 [duodecim]: Final Fantasy will be released across Europe and North America in 2011 exclusively on PSP.

The title itself, “duodecim”, which means 12th in Latin, refers to the 12th battle between Cosmos and Chaos, which requires new allies, both good and evil, to aide you in battle.

The follow-up to 2008′s RPG/beat-em-up Dissidia: Final Fantasy, the game includes an expanded roster with FFXIII’s Lightning, FFVII’s Tifa and FFIV’s Kain, along with new game modes, story missions, a new assist mode, items, alternate costumes and combat features.

More “surprises” and characters are to be revealed in the coming months.

Check out some screens of the game below, and a hands-on over Joystiq.




    YEESSSSSS FUCK YEAH awesome sweet.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. DaMan

    ‘ 2008’s RPG/beat-em-up Dissidia: Final Fantasy ‘

    what, wasn’t it a one on one fighting game?

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Michael O’Connor

    Yeah, hate to be pedantic, but what DaMan said. Beat-em-ups and fighting games are two very different genres. =P

    #3 4 years ago
  4. 2plus2equals5

    Old school definitions:
    Side scrolling beat’ em up= final fight, double dragon etc.
    Beat’ em up= street fighter, kof etc.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Michael O’Connor

    @4 Wrong. The genre is known as “fighting games” or “fighters” for short.

    I know this solely because some fairly hardcore fighting game fans corrected me on this personally a few years ago, when I accidentally referred to them beat-em-ups as well.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. DaMan

    @4 been playing beat em ups since early 90s, never heard your definition of Street Fighter like games.

    makes no sense too , lulz. ‘em’ implies that there’re numerous enemies.

    oh and it isn’t pedantic in any way, this is like calling strategy rpg an ‘rts’.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. 2plus2equals5

    @5 and 6:
    Mmmm… english isn’t my language, but here years ago we used to define “beat’ em up”(english words) these types of games.
    But i guess you are right, “em”=them(is kof a beat’ em up? XD ).

    #7 4 years ago
  8. dirigiblebill

    “Dissidia 012 [duodecim]: Final Fantasy”

    I wonder if Square Enix games would sell better if the people who named them were from planet Earth… :p

    #8 4 years ago
  9. 2plus2equals5

    just for talking, the italian word for both types of games is “picchiaduro” (“picchia”= beat(up), “duro”=hard)

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Michael O’Connor

    @7 King of Fighters is a fighting game as well. Anything like Street Fighter.

    Games like Streets of Rage would be beat ‘em ups.

    Your English is better than most English speakers on this site. =P

    #10 4 years ago
  11. DaMan

    @9 well, I’ve always been using american/english definitions..

    in my native tongue they ‘re both called ‘fighting’. fighting one on one and fighting vs everyone if you translate it literally.

    either way that’s how they’re being called these days.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. 2plus2equals5

    @10: Really? Thanks!

    @11: wow, it would be nice to know the various definitions of the same thing in different languages!

    #12 4 years ago
  13. polygem

    dissidia is such an awesome game. the very best psp game imo, because it´s perfect for the plattform. other great games like gow and syphon filter always made me wanna play it with a real gamepad. dissidia was cool for the psp..will be tempted to pick up a psp again just for that…maybe they decide otherwise and will bring it to the 3ds as well which i plan to buy anyway…

    #13 4 years ago

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