It’s no mystery that Dissidia Final Fantasy NT plays very differently from most traditional fighting games.
It replaces part of the twitchy action with a lot of mechanics that increase its tactical depth considerably, but those mechanics need to be learned, and many will find themselves confused if they tackle the game like your usual Street Fighter or Tekken.
In order to help out, today Square Enix released three video teaching you the basic mechanics, including the various kind of attacks, the four overarching classes (vanguard, assassin, sniper, and specialist) and their quasi-rock, paper, scissors-like interaction, and summoning.
While this is by no means all you need to learn in order to perform at the game, it’s a good starting point. They’re also rather well made with chibi graphics and good narration, so that’s a bonus.
If you want to learn more about the game, you can check out the recent tease of the first six DLC characters, a trailer featuring the cast of villains, a couple of commercials, and some screenshots showing the features available in the upcoming beta.
Of course, you should also read our interview with Director Takeo Kujiraoka and Producer Ichiro Hazama, providing more details about the game.
Dissidia Final Fantasy NT launched in Japan today, while gamers from North America and Europe will have to wait for January 30th. It’s coming exclusively for PS4