Final Fantasy III “Cloud of Darkness” Boss Confirmed for Dissidia Final Fantasy

Square Enix has confirmed a new playable character for Dissidia Final Fantasy.

The “Cloud of Darkness” antagonist from Final Fantasy III is joining the game’s arcade version.

Previous character reveals include Noctis, Jecht, and Ultimecia. A new character is supposed to be revealed once a month until November.

Here’s some gameplay for Cloud of Darkness, via Famitsu:

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT, the game’s console release, is launching on January 30th in North America and Europe, for PlayStation 4. In case you missed it, you can find our exclusive, hands-on E3 2017 video preview for the game here.

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  • Madbrainbox

    I guess that’s one way to do a naked character.

  • Snorlaxation

    I hope laura bailey will reprise the role (whenever it gets translated)

  • AuraMaster DX (austin9568)
  • Ace

    Why isn’t this Cloud Strife cosplaying as Cloud of Darkness

  • Ace

    She sounds like an old hag.

  • edge

    Well she has white hair and is the embodiment of the world evil, it’s pretty safe to say she’s been around awhile which is probably why they intentionally got an older sounding voice for her.

  • Oh baby my old main is back!

  • すろぉもぉしょん

    Why does she have clothes?

  • ProxyDoug

    Speaking of which, I wonder if we could get a Cloud in dress costume this time.

  • Lucy Taylor

    -_- Just…WHY? Square Enix have been good to their female audience over the years, why make these kind of characters? It only serves to drive off their core fanbase, and turns the franchise into yet another ecchi fanservice crap.

    In fact, it’s got to the point where several gamers I know (all women) has told me that they’re going to boycott and avoid Square Enix games from now on because of this, and I fully support their decision. I am raising this issue to people and Square Enix on social media.

  • Lucy Taylor

    Why does she even exist?

  • Lucy Taylor

    That’s what Japanese developers do with female characters by default anyway.

  • Lucy Taylor

    Why have you even posted that picture? Like, what are you trying to say? Because it only serves to validate her (Anita Sarkeesian & Feminist Frequency) points about video games sexually objectifying women.

  • すろぉもぉしょん

    Shes the final boss from onion bros adventure.

  • FabulousJ

    The character has existed since 1990 as the final boss of Final Fantasy III. Per character designer Yoshitaka Amano she has very little clothing – her in game sprite has *no* clothing (she is an ephemeral cloud, after all): http://finalfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/Cloud_of_Darkness

    Your objections are not unfounded, but the issue is exceedingly more cultural than you are attributing to it. Japanese character designs for women generally are more exposing than in the west. Boycotting the game may not have the desired impact since this region is not necessarily the primary focus for SE – at least not for this game (note: this trailer is in Japanese).

    Additionally: this game is jointly developed with Koei Tecmo. Check their catalog if you’d like to see how progressive how their female character designs are…

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a1b42f8471203eb3f70000f1d8c0da4d590e605fad377b82273971d578bd261d.png

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/376826f2c0b98c14168881072ce5b855dc10c29b7e5aa024b45b7afd74c5afb7.jpg