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Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Coming to North America and Europe

by Patrick Barnett - March 22, 2012, 6:54 am EDT
Total comments: 7 Source: (press release)

The wait for this music game is almost over for North Americans.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy is coming to the Nintendo 3DS this summer, according to Square Enix.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy was released in Japan on February 16, and sold significantly well. The game will now have its chance in North America in the coming months. 

The game celebrates the 25th anniversary of Final Fantasy by selecting tracks from the entire series history. In Japan the game featured DLC, which you can read impressions of here. It can be expected that some, if not all of that DLC will make it stateside.

Currently there is no slated release date other than summer of 2012.

First-Ever Music-Themed Title Commemorates Final Fantasy Franchise's 25th Anniversary

LOS ANGELES, March 22, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in the Americas, announced THEATRHYTHM(TM) FINAL FANTASY® (pronounced "theater rhythm") exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS(TM) hand-held system. This year marks the 25th anniversary of FINAL FANTASY, and THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY is the first music rhythm game in the history of the world famous franchise.

Developed by rhythm game veteran indieszero, SQUARE ENIX brings more than 70 musical scores spanning 25 years to THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY. The title features music from key events, lush field themes and decisive battle arrangements.

THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY features a hybrid of music rhythm gameplay with RPG elements. Adorably re-designed heroes from the catalogue of FINAL FANTASY titles will set out on an adventure to combat memorable villains with the rhythmic taps of the player's stylus. Players can:

Revisit their most cherished memories from each FINAL FANTASY title

Strive to achieve the highest ranks in the challenge mode

Collect and share "dark notes," a random music sheet that is riddled with hidden loot within the Chaos Shrine

Seek out crystal shards to unlock hidden characters

Product Summary
Title:                 THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY
Platform:           Nintendo 3DS handheld system
Genre:               Music Rhythm Game
Release Date:     Summer 2012


EnnerMarch 22, 2012

Bounce to the beat of all the chocobo theme variations!

HyawattaMarch 22, 2012

Theatrhythm FFVI Opera

Is the Aria di Mezzo Carattere from Maria and Draco that was sung at the opera house in Final Fantasy VI included in the Theatrhythm Final Fantasy 3DS game? Does the opera play out while you play the stage? Thank you.

Mop it upMarch 22, 2012

This is good news. I wasn't entirely sure it was going to make it out of Japan, but I knew there was a chance. I'll have to see how the DLC is handled before I commit though, and what all comes on the base game.

CaliforniaFloridianMarch 22, 2012

Very excited for this game. It's been too long since I have played a FF game, but this is something I will love to play and support.

EyothrieMarch 22, 2012

This Uematsu fanboy will definitely be picking this game up

TheFleeceMarch 23, 2012

I like the FF series, but I really haven't played one in years. My favorite music is from FF6 so I'm excited for this to come out here. I haven't been following the DLC for the game, is it that critical to be much of a deal breaker?

TJ SpykeMarch 23, 2012

The main game has like 70 songs already on the card, so it's not like you are lacking content without the DLC.

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