In the most recent Dissidia and Dissidia NT joint livestream special, Square Enix surprisingly announced the addition of a new character joining the roster: Rinoa Heartilly from Final Fantasy VIII.
For the first time ever, Squall Leonhart’s love interest now comes with actual voiceover dialogue, voiced by none other than veteran seiyuu Kana Hanazawa (Rize from Tokyo Ghoul, Kanade from Angel Beats, Mayushi from Steins;Gate). This will also be Rinoa’s first-ever appearance in a fully updated and remastered look.
The gameplay video boasts Rinoa’s whole kit, featuring her pet dog, Angelo as part of her arsenal. She can also turn into her sorceress/witch state during limit breaks.
Rinoa Heartilly will be added to Dissidia arcades on the 12th of July 2018, while Dissidia NT can get her as DLC starting late August 2018.