Get involved with the Dissidia Final Fantasy NT closed beta!

TLDR: Click here to register for the Dissidia Final Fantasy NT closed beta!

Dissidia Final Fantasy, the three versus three, team based brawler that has been a staple of the Japanese competitive arcade scene is making its way to PS4 in early 2018 as Dissidia Final Fantasy NT. Luckily for you, you won’t have to wait until next year to try it as we will be hosting a special closed beta for the game! We’ll share more details about the exact timing soon but rest assured that it will be happening this summer. For now, all you need to do is click here to register your interest in the Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Closed Beta. If you’re lucky enough to be selected to take part, we’ll be in touch when the time comes but please be aware that the closed beta is limited so we can’t guarantee you’ll be able to take part but we’ll do our best to give access to as many fans as possible. 

The Dissidia series has come a long way since its debut on the PSP way back in 2008 and you can see how much the series has improved in the Dissidia Final Fantasy NT announcement trailer below.

If you’re not familiar with the Dissidia Final Fantasy series or want to know what makes Dissidia Final Fantasy NT new and different, then here is a crash course on everything you need to know:

What is Dissida Final Fantasy NT?

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT is a three versus three, team based brawler featuring legendary characters from the Final Fantasy franchise. The two teams of three face off in arenas based of famous Final Fantasy locations where you can wreak havoc in intense and explosive showdowns. Want to see Cloud, Lightning and Terra faceoff against Squall, Tidus and Zidane in the streets of Midgar? Well now you can!

Each team has a shared life meter that comprises of three portions/lives. When a player is knocked out, that team loses one portion of their life meter so team members need to look out for each other.

How does the combat system work?

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT isn’t like your typical fighting game. It uses a very unique system called the Bravery System that is simple to understand but adds a layer of strategy to every battle.

There are basically two types of attacks – HP attacks and Bravery attacks. Every character has a set amount of HP and once it reaches zero, that character’s team loses one portion of their life meter. Lose three portions and you lose the fight. 

HP attacks deal HP damage to your opponent equal to the amount of Bravery you have. So if you have 2929 Bravery, your HP attack will do 2929 HP of damage. So how do you accumulate Bravery? You use your Bravery attacks! Bravery attacks reduce your opponents Bravery while simultaneously increasing your own but when you get hit, you will lose Bravery. This adds a risk and reward element to the battle – do you try and build up as much Bravery as possible to land a single killing blow at the risk of losing it all after a few unlucky hits, or do you use your Bravery quickly to dish out less HP damage but do it more quickly. You can also defend yourself against Bravery attacks but not HP attacks so you’ll have to keep a close eye on all your opponents to make sure you don’t get blindsided. 

How to turn the tide of battle

Bravery and HP attacks make up the bulk of the combat system, especially since every character has unique move sets and abilities but there are a couple of other features you can use to help give you the edge in battle. 

The first feature is EX skills. These are unique abilities that will either buff your ally’s stats or debuff your opponent’s stats. Each character has one unique EX skill that is unique to that character but the other two are completely customisable. Each EX skill has a cooldown time but there is no limit to the number of times you can use each EX skill. The effects can range from buffing your ally’s attack power, teleporting directly in front of your target or slowly regenerating your health, among many other things.

For the first time in a Dissidia game, you can now summon Guardian Forces in Dissidia Final Fantasy NT! Each team selects one summon before the match begins and they provide a unique buff from the start of battle for your whole team. However, if you can fill your summon gauge (by breaking summoning cores that appear on the battlefield), you can summon them to wreak havoc on the battlefield in real time. Once summoned, your chosen Guardian Forces will attack your opponents for a short time, potentially do massive Bravery damage and activate another unique buff for you and your allies, so summoning can really swing the battle in your favour. 

Special techniques for high level play

Dissidia Final Fantasy has been a mainstay in the Japanese competitive arcade scene since it burst onto the scene in November 2015 and it wouldn’t have been so successful if it didn’t have potential for deep strategies and techniques along with quick pick up and play mechanics. If you really want to dominate on the Dissidia Final Fantasy NT competitive scene and make a name for yourself, you’re going to have to master everything from dash cancelling and step cancelling to wall smashing and pinning as well as learning which team compositions work well together along with EX skill and Guardian Force set ups. We won’t go into more advanced game systems here but rest assured that if you’re looking for depth in the gameplay, it’s all there.

This is a very brief overview on what Dissidia Final Fantasy NT is and how it works. There really is nothing else like it out there and it’s a ton of fun, especially if you can gather your friends together and work as a team. If you’re looking for a deep team based brawler or if you just want to see your favourite Final Fantasy characters duke it out, then Dissidia Final Fantasy NT is one to look out for when it comes out exclusively on PS4 in early 2018. If you want to take part in the closed beta then don’t forget to register your interest here!


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