Square Enix has announced that Dissidia 012[duodecim] will release in PAL territories (including New Zealand) in 2011 exclusively for the PlayStation Portable.
The game, a sequel to last year's popular PSP title Dissidia Final Fantasy, was recently announced at the Tokyo Game Show. Not only did it pit popular characters from the otherwise independent Final Fantasy universes against each other for the first time, it did so in a 3D fighting-game mechanic.
From Square Enix: "The title refers to the '12th battle' (duodecim means 12 in Latin), a new war between Cosmos and Chaos, that forms the basis of the story. This war will require new allies both good and evil to join the battle. Dissidia 012[duodecim] Final Fantasy also adds new game modes, story missions, items, alternate costumes and combat features, expanding upon the action and excitement of Dissidia Final Fantasy in every way. Get Ready for the return of the ultimate portable fighting experience."
"Fans demanded it, so we're delighted to deliver with a follow-up to the smash hit Dissidia Final Fantasy," said Larry Sparks, vice president brands PAL region of Square Enix Ltd. "With more characters, missions, costumes and combat features, the world of Dissidia just got a whole lot bigger."