Although it's already available in Japan - so what else is new? - American gamers will have to pay close attention to Dissidia: Final Fantasy. Last year, Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII was a legitimate handheld phenomenon, and although Dissidia is more of an action-oriented title, it still has the name "Final Fantasy" in its title. Besides, Western gamers are more into the fast-action fighting than straight-up RPGs, anyway, so Square-Enix should benefit from that difference in taste. Here's a look at the awesome gameplay in Dissidia, which doesn't yet have a release date for the U.S. or Europe. As you can see, it carries plenty of that patented S-E flash and panache, so it should become an absolutely gigantic (and much-needed) addition to the PSP's library.
1/7/2009 Ben Dutka