The latest issue of Monthly Shonen Gangan has revealed that Square Enix plans on releasing a free-to-play version of their brawler Dissidia Final Fantasy NT in Japan on November 22 through the PlayStation Store. There has been no word yet on whether the west will receive the same treatment, but based on the change in pay models, that seems plausible.
Much like the recent Killer Instinct reboot, players will be able to access a set number of characters whose slots will rotate at certain periods. You will not be able to access the game's Story Mode at all, and there will be modifications made to the different game modes to adjust for the update.
For the most part, though, you'll only be able to engage in battles. Fortunately, you will be able to participate either with those who also have the free-to-play version or those who own the full game. Any game data will supposedly be shared between the free-to-play and the arcade version in Japan.
As far as what you will be able to spend your real-life currency on, you will be able to purchase individual characters in their Basic Set equipment loadout for 800 yen a piece. Those looking to give their characters an upgrade can either buy that character's 2nd Form Set for 300 yen, or the 4th Weapon, EX Weapon set for 100 yen.
If you would like to know our thoughts regarding Dissidia Final Fantasy NT, be sure to read our review. Thanks to Gematsu for the news.