Dissidia Final Fantasy NT releases with Free-to-Play on PC
Dissidia Final Fantasy launched earlier today onto PC under the Steam platform, and with its launch came three versions: a Deluxe edition, a Standard edition, and a Free edition. The Final Fantasy crossover 3D fighter, which features heroes and villains from across the span of the various Final Fantasy games, originally launched exclusively in Japanese arcades in 2015 and was developed by Koei Tecmo’s Team Ninja and published by Square Enix. The game itself features a wild 6-man brawler split into two teams of three simultaneously battling it out in a large open map allowing players to move around and fight as they please.
The three editions launched with the platform each have their own features. The free version comes without a story mode and rotates four playable characters weekly, but allows players to still battle it out online with other players with any of the free or paid editions. The standard edition comes with the full game including story mode and a roster of 28 characters. The deluxe edition brings an additional 6 characters to the roster and includes a season pass for DLC.
Seeing this game, which initially released only in Japanese arcades and then moved onto PS4, finally being released onto the PC – and even with a free edition is no doubt an interesting move on Koei Tecmo’s part, almost reminiscent of the successes new free-to-play games such as Apex Legends and Fortnite are finding. Though it is apparent that the standard edition would be the most obvious next upgrade to the free edition, it is curious to see how Koei Tecmo might try to move forward with harnessing the player base they will be getting with the release of the free edition. Yet whether this move in creating a free-to-play edition would even boost sales of the standard edition is yet to be seen, but definitely worth watching out for.
Dissidia Final Fantasy NT released on March 12, 2019 and is now available on PC via Steam. The standard edition goes for $29.99, while the deluxe edition goes for $44.99.