What do you get when you had Team Ninja, developer of the famed game titles Ninja Gaiden and Dead or Alive franchise, work on an already popular action-RPG game for arcade? Dissidia Final Fantasy on arcade, of course! While Dissidia Final Fantasy being in development for the arcades (possibly not yet the final title given the exact similarity of the titling with the same game that give it root in PSP) is no longer a news given the buzz it had generated not too long ago after being announced for the first time, what is surprising is the developer behind the game — Koei Tecmo’s Team Ninja. Apparently, even at the present, Wikipedia is not aware of this fact. On the other hand, it is not also as surprising given Team Ninja’s credibility as a game developer with the likes of Dead or Alive and Ninja Gaiden on its roster of developed game titles, in addition to Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z (PC), Toukiden: The Age of Demons (PSP/PSV), Toukiden Kiwami (PSV), and Hyrule Warriors (Wii U). This is not just rumor given that it was directly disclosed by Square Enix itself during a special occasion we would call the “Closed Conference 2015.” According to Atsushi Morita, president of Sony Computer Entertainment, the game is being developed using the company’s current-gen console’s core system technology. While this may hint that there is a very likely release of the game on PS4, there is not yet an actual official announcement from the company itself, which, at this point may be hard to speculate but is very telling. For now, according to Morita, the company would like the fans to enjoy the game first on arcades. Were it to be ported for console release, however, the game will not be in development until a year after the game’s official release in arcades, according to a Square Enix producer. Pictured in the said event are the actual prototype models of the arcades that will run the game and whose designs are subject for improvement or future changes. For those wanting to get a first-hand experience of the game will have to go on location tests which will be held in Aichi prefecture, Sendai, and Tokyo in Japan starting this April 17 up until April 19. Other location tests will also be found in Fukuoka prefecture, Osaka, and again in Tokyo starting on April 24 until April 26. For more information about the game, we will have to wait until then. More screenshots of the game can be found on its official Japanese website. [Update] In a more recent news, Final Fantasy Tactic’s Ramza is said to be a playable character in this game being developed by Koei Tecmo’s Team Ninja.
Sources: http://www.siliconera.com/2015/04/10/dissidia-final-fantasy-arcade-game-developed-team-ninja/ http://www.siliconera.com/2015/04/10/dissidia-final-fantasy-screenshots-show-cloud-terra-others-arcade/