Square Enix is yet to decide whether its Dissidia: Final Fantasy series for PSP will make the jump to PlayStation 3.
Square Enix has announced plans to release a new PSP game titled Dissidia Duodecim Final Fantasy.
Sony has announced plans to launch the adhocParty system for PSP in Europe.
Batman: Arkham Asylum leads the UK All-Formats charts, finishing ahead of Wii Sports Resort for a second consecutive week.
Square Enix will offer PSP fighting game Dissidia: Final Fantasy in Europe this autumn.
Hands up anyone who thought Square Enix would ever release a fighting game made up completely of Final Fantasy characters? Okay, so maybe the DreamFactory-developed Ehrgeiz hinted at it, but I honestly didn't see this coming. Dissidia offers players the chance to fight as either the lead hero or villain from Final Fantasy I through to Final Fantasy X, in full real-time bouts a million miles away from the series' turn-based staple. Time to see whether Squall's Gunblade mastery really is a match for the Buster Sword-wielding Cloud.
Unlike the original Super Smash Bros. excuse of "they're fighting dolls", Dissidia's explanation for the Final Fantasy cast being in the same universe is more sinister. Chaos, the god of discord, and Cosmos, the god of harmony, have been fighting for an eternity within the Dissidia universe. In a bid to destroy Cosmos, Chaos sneakily imports all his favourite antagonists from the Final Fantasy games - with the dark army they subsequently build tipping the balance greatly in his favour. With no option left but to rip off Chaos's idea, Cosmos retaliates by summoning all the manically depressed protagonists from the same games in order to settle the score once and for all.
Rather than the face-to-face fighting style of Tekken and Street Fighter, bouts in Dissidia take place in open 3D arenas similar to Power Stone - but without all the Flamethrowers and Hammers. Players can lock on and off their opponent with the left trigger and run across the arena with the analogue stick. The four face buttons are allocated to Brave attack, HP attack, jump and context-sensitive environment manoeuvres, which might make more sense in Tony Hawk's, but basically deals with all your wall-running and ledge-grinding.
Nintendo systems are winning Japan once more after a greedy Christmas period.
Square Enix looks poised to offer Dissidia: Final Fantasy as both downloadable game and UMD title at launch on 18th December.
Square Enix has launched a website for a new PSP game called Final Fantasy Dissidia.