The other day, over on Resetera a user by the name of Chaserjoey uploaded a couple videos of someone else looking at files found on the Dissidia NT disk. Among the things found in the video are 13 extra characters, their titles, their manikin titles, two unused stages, and 18 unused costumes. Needless to say, it was an impressive find.

If this information that was left in the game is accurate that would mean that the full intended DLC roster will include:

  • Gilgamesh, from Final Fantasy V
  • Tifa Lockheart, from Final Fantasy VII
  • Zack Fair from Final Fantasy VII
  • Laguna Loire, from Final Fantasy VIII
  • Vivi Ornitier, from Final Fantasy IX
  • Yuna, from Final Fantasy X
  • Prishe, from Final Fantasy XI
  • Kam’lanaut, from Final Fantasy XI
  • Gabranth, from Final Fantasy XII
  • Snow Villiers, From Final Fantasy XIII

Now, just because this data has been left in the code of the game it doesn’t mean these characters are guaranteed to be released via DLC, unused content has happened in the past with games. But if we take the hints we have been given so far and apply them to this list we can make some guesses.

The hints for the remaining slots in Season 1 are:

  • New male character (from new half)
  • Female character who previously appeared in Dissidia Final Fantasy series (from new half)
  • New male character (from new half)

 

There are two new male characters and one returning female from the new half of the series. Looking at that criteria, the only four possibilities are Yuna as the returning female, and the new males are Vivi, Kam’lanaut, and Snow.

In the nameless title leak, Snow is listed as “Nameless Patron” which points to his role in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. This further is evident with his manikin title “Evanescent Guardian,” as he is the ruler of Yusnaan. The two new stages will be “The Dominion of Rubrum”, which would be from Final Fantasy Type-0, and “Lucis”, from Final Fantasy XV.

In his video it showcases that Kam’lanaut and Snow had far more data available than Vivi, hinting that Vivi might be reserved for Season 2. For Season 2 the DLC seems to be pointing at Tifa, Zack, Prishe, Gilgamesh, Gabranth and Laguna making a return with Vivi for 2019. Square Enix is releasing Kingdom Hearts III early next year, and it has been leaked that the company is waiting to release more news on the Final Fantasy VII Remake after Kingdom Hearts III is closer to being released. Tifa and Zack being DLC for Season 2 would help promote the new game.

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Kam’lanaut from Final Fantasy XI.

At this juncture, I am a little surprised at the choice of Kam’lanaut. Yes, Final Fantasy XI needed more representation, and yes, he was an important NPC within Final Fantasy XI,  but he was a mostly just a static NPC. He didn’t do anything but pull the strings from the background. When he was actually revealed to be the mastermind behind the events of Rise of the Zilart, he wasn’t even the mastermind behind anything, It was his little brother Eald’narche who was actually pulling the strings. Kam’Lanaut was fought and defeated before the middle of the Zilart Storyline (Mission 8) while Eald’narche was fought on mission 18 and he proved to be its final boss. Both Kam’lanaut and Eald’narche were considered to appear in Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy as representatives of Chaos, but they were rejected in favor of Prishe.