Our Chibitan was at the Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Fight Night in Cologne last saturday, for Koei Warriors: Conquerors.
Here’s what happened there:
Upon my arrival at the Meltdown E-Sports bar in cologne, there already was a crowd, waiting eagerly to enter in order to play the new Dissidia NT. The bar opened its door at 3pm GMT +1 and everyone kind of pushed in. We had to show our ticket, which were basically reservations for 2 hours completely for free, and we got a nice wrist band similar to the gamescom ones except they’re not showing your age and 2 vouchers for a drink of choice. It literally could have been anything. From a little coke to a big cocktail. We got a form for a giveaway of the Collectors Edition of Dissidia NT, which we had to fill out if we wanted to participate. If you do not win the Collectors Edition you also have a chance of winning Razor merchandise, like a headset.
In the front, you got a lot of stations for playing Dissidia NT against the CPU. You either could play all alone or with up to 3 people against the CPU. If you wanted to play competitive, you went into the back. 2 rows for 6 players were in the back, which played against each other in 3 matches. And at the wall there were 2 more stations for singleplayer. It’s needless to say that most people were gathering here.
In between those rows, was the evil unlucky wheel. 2 matches were played in default, the third was played with the unlucky wheel, which one player of either group span. The wheel showed which handicap the group gets.
The handicaps are as followed:
- 2 Joker – No handicap
- Ambush – Play with the controller behind your back
- Legroom – Play while standing on one leg
- Standpoint – Play without using the jump button
- running wonder – Play while running on the spot
- free from giddiness – While the game loads you have to spin around
- Fistfight – Play while wearing fluffy gloves (they used oven gloves)
- blind flight – Fight 30 seconds while being blindfolded
- mandatory break – You have to wait 10 sec before participating in the fight
The team that won with a handicap on got some nice goodies, a sweatband or a key chain. Those who participated in the fighting at gamescom know exactly what they look like. Because it’s basically the same.
So after your 2 hours slot ended, you were welcome to stay in the bar and you still were able to play but you had a lot of waiting queues. When we left, we were greeted with a pleasant surprise by the staff at the door. We got T-Shirts with Dissidia on it. The same ones, the staff was wearing.
All in all, it was a great event, everything was for free, except for the travel to cologne which wasn’t included in the reservation, and the location was well chosen by Square Enix. The event lasted until 11pm GMT +1 by the way.
Hopefully they do more events like these.
Anyways, that’s all I got for you guys, see you soon.
Dissidia Final Fantasy NT releases 30th January on the Playstation 4!