A sequel to the PSP's Final Fantasy brawler will add another female contestant to its ranks.
Dissidia Duodecim: Final Fantasy was recently revealed as the sequel to Dissidia: Final Fantasy, an RPG/fighting game released in August 2009 that featured more than 20 characters from all twelve main games in the Final Fantasy series. Now that there's a thirteenth, Square Enix is adding characters from that game too.
Final Fantasy XIII's female protagonist Lightning is coming to Dissidia Duodecim (no, I don't know what's up with the title) and is set to beat the hell out of another new character: Kain from Final Fantasy IV. Kain is a Dragoon (he uses that wonderful "Jump" command) that became corrupted and worked against Final Fantasy IV's hero Cecil Harvey, until Cecil saved him and brought him back to the good side.
This technically makes two heroes from a single Final Fantasy game included in Duodecim, whereas in the original Dissidia only one hero and one villain per Final Fantasy game were featured. This could mean that Duodecim will feature two or more good and evil characters per game this time, unless Square Enix is counting Kain as a villain, which it really shouldn't.
Duodecim will be shown off at the Tokyo Game Show this week, so maybe we'll see a few more new characters there. An article in Famitsu says that Duodecim will make overall improvements in all of the game's elements in addition to adding new fighters, so if you liked the first one expect to want Duodecim presumably in 2011. The game does have a teaser website, but it only plays music for now.