Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Roster: All Characters playable in the FF cross-over fighter, including DLC
After a few years working up a strong reputation for healthy competition in Japanese arcades, Dissidia Final Fantasy Arcade is finally coming to PS4 with a name change: Dissidia Final Fantasy NT. As you'd expect, it comes packing a roster filled with some of the most famous characters from Final Fantasy history.
The cross-over fighter features heroes and Villains from FF history - and they're then tasked with fighting it out in high-octane three-on-three combat.
The cast of Dissidia Final Fantasy NT are split into four different basic character classes - Vanguard, Assassin, Marksman and Specialist.
These classes will give you a broad idea of how each character plays, so before we list the roster, let's explain those:
Vanguard class characters are your basic classic RPG tanks. They have strong bravery attacks that usually have good range. The trade off is that they're more limited. They tend to beat Assassins, but lose to Marksmen.
Assassin class characters are fast and speedy, though they do less damage as a result. They can triple jump and are all about getting in close for hit-and-run attacks. They'll tend to beat Marksmen, but Vanguards can knock them down easily if they can catch them.
Marksman class characters are all about ranged attacks using magic and other projectiles. They're weak at close range, but can defeat slower characters like Vangaurds from afar before they can even get close. Assassin's can chase them down easily, however.
Specialist class characters are unique, featuring a gameplay style with a special gimmick that means they don't fit into any specific class. Onion Knight is a specialist, for instance, and he can switch between different 'jobs' that change his skill set and stats.
Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Roster: the launch characters
Dissidia NT features almost 30 classic Final Fantasy characters at launch - some heroes, some villains. Here they are broken into those two categories:
Dissidia NT Roster: The Heroes
- Warrior of Light (Final Fantasy, Vanguard)
- Firion (Final Fantasy II, Vanguard)
- Onion Knight (Final Fantasy III, Specialist)
- Cecil Harvey (Final Fantasy IV, Vanguard)
- Kain Highwind (Final Fantasy IV, Assassin)
- Bartz Klauser (Final Fantasy V, Specialist)
- Terra Branford (Final Fantasy VI, Marksman)
- Cloud Strife (Final Fantasy VII, Vanguard)
- Squall Leonhart (Final Fantasy VIII, Assassin)
- Zidane Tribal (Final Fantasy IX, Assassin)
- Tidus (Final Fantasy X, Assassin)
- Shantotto (Final Fantasy XI, Marksman)
- Vaan (Final Fantasy XII, Specialist)
- Lightning (Final Fantasy XIII, Assassin)
- Y'shtola (Final Fantasy XIV, Marksman)
- Noctis Lucis Caelum (Final Fantasy XV, Assassin)
- Ramza Beoulve (Final Fantasy Tactics, Specialist)
- Ace (Final Fantasy Type-0, Marksman)
Dissidia NT Roster: The Villains
- Garland (Final Fantasy, Vanguard)
- The Emperor (Final Fantasy II, Marksman)
- Cloud of Darkness (Final Fantasy III, Vanguard)
- Golbez (Final Fantasy IV, Marksman)
- ExDeath (Final Fantasy V, Specialist)
- Kefka Palazzo (Final Fantasy VI, Marksman)
- Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII, Vanguard)
- Ultimecia (Final Fantasy VIII, Marksman)
- Kuja (Final Fantasy IX, Assassin)
- Jecht (Final Fantasy X, Assassin)
Dissidia NT Roster: The Summons
It wouldn't be a Final Fantasy game without Summons in the midst of battle, and so of course Dissidia Final Fantasy NT has summons - or guardian forces, or eidolons, or whatever else you like to call them.
If you want to know more about these all-powerful gods check out our Dissidia Final Fantasy NT summon guide to learn about how they work and what they do, but here's who you can expect to see in battle:
- Ifrit, the fire djinn
- Shiva, the empress of ice
- Ramuh, the ageless mage
- Leviathan, the king of the ocean
- Odin, the legendary knight
- Alexander, the holy weapon
- Bahamut, the dragon king
Dissidia Final Fantasy NT DLC Roster: some hints from the developers
While Square Enix is yet to actually reveal much about the downloadable content for Dissidia Final Fantasy NT, we do know one or two things about it thanks to the developers of the game dropping hints in live streams. We know that in 2017 there'll be six DLC characters added to the game.
Beyond that, Square also gave us some more specific hints for each of the six:
- New Male Character from the latter half of the numbed FFs
- New Male Character from the first half of numbered FFs
- New Female Character from the newer half
- New Male Character from the newer half
- Returning Female Character from the newer half
- New Male Character from the new half of the numbered FFs
Based on this criteria, we have a few ideas of who might appear...
- Three of the six characters are male characters from the newer half of the featured FF games which we take to be FF8-15 - though this definition is a little shaky since half of 15 is 7.5, of course. They've also never featured in Dissidia before. These guys could fit this bill and feel like they'd be interesting for Dissidia:
- Zell (Final Fantasy VIII - side note, Dissidia NT currently lacks a monk-style character)
- Vivi (Final Fantasy IX)
- Auron (Final Fantasy X)
- Seymour (Final Fantasy X)
- Balthier (Final Fantasy XII - Dissidia NT lacks a firearm user)
- Vayne (Final Fantasy XII - see Zell note)
- Snow (Final Fantasy XIII - see Zell note)
- Caius (Final Fantasy XIII)
- Ardyn (Final Fantasy XV)
- One of the six characters is a male character from the earlier half of the featured FF games, which we take to be FF1-7. They're also new to Dissidia. We feel like there's a few obvious choices here:
- Locke (Final Fantasy VI - a voice actor appears on a Dissidia live stage show as Locke - which is suspicious, as he's never had a voice actor before)
- Zack (Final Fantasy VII - he was considered for and ultimately cut from Dissidia 012)
- Barret (Final Fantasy VII)
- Vincent (Final Fantasy VII)
- One more of the six is a female character from the newer half ot the featured games, FF8-15. She's also new to the series. We have more theories here:
- Rinoa (Final Fantasy VIII - in the Dissidia stage show in Japan we previously mentioned, Squall remembers Rinoa. He didn't remember her in original Dissidia - so his remembering her may be for a future story purpose...)
- Beatrix (Final Fantasy IX)
- Lulu (Final Fantasy X)
- Aranea Highwind (Final Fantasy XV)
- Finally, one of the characters is a returning female character from the newer half of the featured FF games. Again, if we assume 7 is the first half - which logically it should be - this eliminates Tifa. This leaves two options from the Dissidia 012 cast:
- Yuna (Final Fantasy X - but would she appear again as a Summoner, or perhaps as a Gunner in a FFX-2 tribute?)
- Prishe (Final Fantasy XI - and as mentioned earlier, Dissidia NT lacks a true monk currently)
Only time will tell... we'll update this page when the true DLC roster is announced!