Final Fantasy XII's Vaan to compete in Dissidia sequel

Above: Vaan, moster-killing hero by day, male model by night

Final Fantasy fans across the globe couldn't help but drool when Dissidia Final Fantasy, which allowed them to compete in brawls with all of their favorite Final Fantasy characters, hit the PSP.

That is, with one notable exception. Final Fantasy XII's budding hero, Vaan, wasn't quite ready for his close-up when Dissidia came out. That will change for the sequel, Dissidia Duodecim: Final Fantasy.

So we know that the sequel will have one of Square Enix's impressive-sounding big words in the title, but aside from that, there isn't much information about the gameplay, or how it will or won't be different from the first game.

We do know, however, that Kain (FFIV), Tifa (FFVII), and Lightning (FFXIII) will all get their battle face on for the next set of fanboy-targeted brawls.

There's no idea when this game may be coming out, but it's one of the few upcoming PSP games actually worth looking forward to at the moment.

Nov 10, 2010




  • Cleanser247 - November 10, 2010 10:45 p.m.

    Creepy vest :(
  • Corsair89 - November 10, 2010 10:49 p.m.

    Crap. Any other FFXII character would have been better. I'm still holding out for Celes and Auron. Don't disappoint me Square.
  • McSpermie - November 10, 2010 10:59 p.m.

    I was wondering why they didn't put him in the first one, I hope he's good.
  • dropdeadjames - November 10, 2010 11:06 p.m.

    I think they should have had Fran in there isntead. Vaan wasn't that great of a character. All he was was a slightly less-airheaded version of Tidus. Worst Final Fantasy moment ever: Tidus: HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! ::cringe::
  • AnonymouZ - November 10, 2010 11:16 p.m.

    vaan was so insignificant to the story... maybe that was why he wasn't on the first one... heck it was all about ashe, so you might as well had put HER instead. miniskirts rule... since you can't go wrong with upskirt shots.
  • CoryRX8 - November 10, 2010 11:21 p.m.

    As I recall, Basch was originally intended to be the main character in FFXII. Vaan was just added because for some reason effeminate boys are the favored leads in Japan, and an older lead wouldn't have sold as well over there. Vaan wasn't really integral to FFXII at all, so why use him in Dissidia? Basch, Balthier, Ashe, just about ANYONE else would have been a better choice.
  • IcelandMaelstrom - November 10, 2010 11:29 p.m.

    having never seen this character before, my first thought was "woh, gamesradar posted a drawing of a topless woman?!" and that's when i remembered why JRPGs suck
  • Ultimadrago - November 10, 2010 11:35 p.m.

    Wow. Vann sucks, he really,really sucks(as in is a horrible character, person, creation, being,etc.)
  • Clovin64 - November 11, 2010 12:11 a.m.

    Any FFXII character aside from Vaan (and Penelo) would have been better. aside from those two generic twats, FFXII had a brilliant cast. Balthier would have been my pick. Although on the plus side, I will now have the option of beating the crap out of Vaan with all the other characters. Yay! Aside from a couple of new characters, the new Dissidia game doesnt look any different from the first one, which makes me feel somewhat relieved that I abstained from buying the first one.
  • pr0tostar - November 11, 2010 1:23 a.m.

    Any of the moogles in FFXII had more significance to the story than Vaan did... Petition to change XII's character to LeBlanc the Moogle- GO!
  • JCross3 - November 11, 2010 1:28 a.m.

    I agree with pretty much every comment here saying that any character other than Penelo would be better than Vaan. He's kind of a loser. He barely does anything in the story. When Gabranth confronts the party at towards the end and Vaan charges him, Gabranth hardly even notices he's there. Also, someone like Fran would have helped diversify the cast a little. Crossing my fingers for Auron.
  • ReSoul - November 11, 2010 1:29 a.m.

    I liked Vaan... Sure he's effeminate but oh well. I liked how I saw the story through his eyes. Also last i checked the Japanese love girly-men and this game is made by a Japanese company so deal at least we're getting the game.
  • reveffect - November 11, 2010 2:06 a.m.

    I hate that japan actually has the potential to make an awesome non-emo tennage character for their games but they just keep doin it and when they actually try they end up making some unattractive muscle bound gears of war reject. We don't want characters like that when we say we want more mature or older characters. We want to see characters like basch, balthier, and auron because they are perfect examples of cool adult characters and if you just have to make a tennage character then give us someone like zidane who wasnt over emotional and was cool all round. Even when that ridiculous plot twist came around he accepted it instead of wining or complaining.
  • MrSuitMan - November 11, 2010 4:03 a.m.

    So I guess that means no super pimp Balthier? *cries*
  • sheepy94 - November 11, 2010 7:07 p.m.

    Anyone else notice that Vaan has no nipples?

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