Dissidia Final Fantasy Getting New Playable Villain: Ultimecia from Final Fantasy VIII

Dissidia Final Fantasy gets a new playable character, and it's femme fatale Ultimecia, from Final Fantasy VIII.

Today Square Enix and Koei Tecmo announced the new character that will join the Dissidia Final Fantasy cast, and this time around it’s a villain, or more precisely, a villainess.

Ultimecia from Final Fantasy VIII will be playable in the arcade version of the game after an upcoming update, that will be uploaded into the machines later this month.

Of course, it’s very likely that she’ll appear in the PS4 version, Dissidia Final Fantasy NT, even if, for the moment, we don’t know whether it’ll be as an initial cast member or as a DLC character.

The latest confirmed character before Ultimecia was Jecht from Final Fantasy X, who will be included in the cast on PS4 at launch.

If you want to hear more about the upcoming PS4 version, you can check out our hands-on preview, and the plethora of special editions that Square Enix will launch.

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT will release in North America and Europe on January 30th, 2018 exclusively for PS4.

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Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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