Hello again Final Fantasy Fanatics,

With the release of Dissidia: Final Fantasy Duodecim upon us in the next few weeks. Final Fantasyites such as ourselves ask, what will this title bring that the other didn’t. Well, as we heard previously heard there will be many different features available in the second instalment, including new characters such as Yuna, Tifa and Lightning (evening the playing field, since in the original Terra was the only girl you could play in story mode).

With these additions come another, just announced that Prishe from the not-so-talked-about Final Fantasy XI. The character from the online game will appear, though I doubt that many people will be thrilled to hear this, as most people though the game was terrible. I wouldn’t mind seeing what this little fiery purple haired girl can do.

Also, don’t think that they are just adding girls in to appease the horny fanboys. There are also male additions. And here is the complete list:

*There are no new additions from the first three Final Fantasy games.

*While it is believed that Terra Branford will be seeing another enemy (and/or ally) in this game, there has yet to be any confirmation.

*Also, there is still no word on the new additions to the Final Fantasy IX chapter, as yet.

Kain Highwind: The Final Fantasy IV star makes his debut appearance in the Dissidia realm.

Kain Highwind


Gilgamesh: Ex-Death’s right hand man returns for the Dissidia franchise.

Tifa Lockheart: I think everybody was heartbroken when this busty temptress didn’t make it

Tifa Lockheart

into the original. With her fiery attitude and rock-hard fists, Tifa seemed the perfect choice for an action game.

Aerith Gainsborough

Aerith Gainsborough: I know, I had a double take for this one too. I thought Aerith isn’t tough, what a terrible idea to put her in a game. But as I later discovered, she will be used as an assist, not a playable character.


Laguna Loire: Now this was an exciting one. I loved Final Fantasy VIII, and one of the reasons for this was the parallel storytelling within it. The Laguna’s character rivals that of Squall, so this should be interesting.


Yuna: This character has kind of a Aerith feel to it. Fortunately they will be having original Yuna, and not the terrible X-2 Yuna. We’ll just have to wait and see if she fits into the series.

Prishe: As I mentioned earlier. It was recently mentioned that this character would be added to the series.

Shanotto: This was one of the first character names to be released.



Vaan: This pubescent wannabe sky pirate, who was said to be the dumbest character of the entire series, is making an appearance for the


XII chapter.

Gabranth: This character from Final Fantasy XII will join the series as Vaan’s rival.

Lightning (AKA Claire Farron)

Lightning: The pink haired female version of cloud (but I still love her) will make her debut into the series, but she’s looking pretty lonely with no nemesis in there.

So, what are your thoughts? Should there be characters put in/taken out of the list? Who do you think should be Lightning’s nemesis? Post all your comments below. And post your news to the Highwind at highwindnewsblog@hotmail.co.uk.

See ya later.