‘Final Fantasy’ fighting game to roll out for PlayStation 4

A screenshot from the announcement trailer of "Dissidia Final Fantasy NT" for PS4. (YouTube/PlayStation)

The popular “Final Fantasy” series will have yet another title in the form of a fighting game.

Video game developer Square Enix announced this week the fighting game called “Dissidia Final Fantasy NT” for PlayStation 4 (PS4). This will be the title’s third fighting game that features different characters from across the “Final Fantasy” series, reported Gamespot.

The game is already available in the arcades in Japan and features three-on-three action. Players get to choose three different characters from the wide range of heroes and villains in the “Final Fantasy” universe. Moreover, the game still carries franchise trademarked elements like magic and summons.

“Offering strategic online and offline play, players can select from over 20 legendary characters and familiar summons, including Ifrit, Shiva and Odin, to bring into 3 vs. 3 battle,” read Square Enix’s press release. “The game also brings back the Dissidia series’ unique ‘bravery combat system,’ alongside unparalleled visuals and seamless gameplay.”

According to a report from Polygon, “Dissidia Final Fantasy NT” is an updated version of the arcade game from 2015. The arcade version showcased key characters like Lightning, Terra Branford Cloud Strife, Sephiroth, Tidus Squall, to name a few. These, along with the other characters will appear in the PS4 incarnation.

Furthermore, the game’s Amazon listing said it will feature “an all-new Final Fantasy story, written by writer Kazushige Nojima.” The writer was also behind other titles like “Final Fantasy 7 Remake,” “Final Fantasy 15” and “Kingdom Hearts.”

Meanwhile, Square Enix also confirmed that the game’s producer Ichiro Hazama and director Takeo Kujiraoka will grace the E3 event on June 13, beginning 15:15 PDT/23:15 BST. Famous gamers K-Brad and Justin Wong will also join them as they unveil more details.

Team Ninja, who also worked on the “Dead or Alive” series and “Ninja Gaiden,” co-developed the game.