Dissidia Final Fantasy NT might be a PlayStation 4 exclusive, but Square Enix knows plenty of gamers who don’t own a Sony console still want a Dissidia experience. However, instead of simply porting the game to the Xbox One or PC, the company has been working long and hard on a free to play Dissidia game for mobile devices. And it’s almost ready for an English release.
Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia (try saying that five times fast) is a mobile spin-off of the Dissidia franchise that plays like a turn-based RPG. It’s almost ironic, a fighting game spin-off of a popular turn-based RPG franchise receiving its own turn-based RPG spin-off. Opera Omnia still retains the crossover nature of the Dissidia franchise, since characters from almost every Final Fantasy game cross paths, as well as the novel BP and HP damage system invented for the franchise. However, Opera Omnia sports a more chibified art style and pits players against plenty of iconic Final Fantasy monsters in battles that let characters chain together devastating attacks.
While a major selling point of the Dissidia franchise is the roster of playable famous Final Fantasy characters, previous entries only feature between one and three characters per Final Fantasy game. Opera Omnia, however, is swarming with fan favorites, including Rydia, Sabin, Vivi, Balthier, and many, many, MANY more. And yes, since this is a free to play game, these characters are most certainly locked behind gatcha-style mechanics that dole out random rewards. Moreover, if Square Enix’s other popular mobile game Final Fantasy Brave Exvius is any indication, Opera Omnia will likely receive numerous updates that include new characters, some of whom might not be from Final Fantasy. After all, 2B from NieR: Automata and Ariana Grande (yes, seriously) made it into Brave Exvius, so who’s to say they won’t receive guest spots in Opera Omnia, alongside other characters owned by Square Enix such as Sora or Lara Croft?
While Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia is currently unavailable, gamers can pre-register for the game on the Google Play store to receive a notification when the game is ready to download, which should be later this month.