Dissidia: Final Fantasy NT might not have been well-received at launch, but the lukewarm reception hasn’t deterred developer Team Ninja from supporting the online brawler with more content. After adding Final Fantasy XIV villain Zenos in March 2019, Square Enix and Team Ninja announced that Final Fantasy VII’s Tifa Lockhart is joining the roster.
The news comes via a special Square Enix livestream, where the publisher showed her in action against combatants like Sephiroth. Tifa will be a speed-type fighter and sports both her original Final Fantasy VII outfit and her Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children outfit (along with a few different color options for both). Check out the announcement trailer below.
Tifa will be available on July 3 in Japan. No release date was provided for other regions.
In our Dissidia Final Fantasy NT review, we said, “With a story that’s fed piecemeal behind arbitrary gating, several combat encounters that feel out of place, and unreliable online systems that don’t function when you need them to, this online brawler isn’t able to live up to the series that it steadfastly tries to celebrate.”
Tifa recently drew ire for her new design in Final Fantasy VII Remake. The controversy surrounded the size of her bust, which some fans of the series say shrunk in Tetsuya Nomura’s new character models.