Back in January we reported on a gameplay trailer for Theatrhythm Final Fantasy, a new music rhythm game for the Final Fantasy franchise that was coming out exclusively to the Nintendo 3DS in Japan. Today, Square-Enix has announced that Theatrhythm will now be coming west and will hit North America and presumably everywhere else this Summer 2012. With the 25th Anniversary of the Final Fantasy franchise this year, they’re putting music that spans that time all into this one title.
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
We’ll keep you up to date when an official release date is announced, but for the moment here’s a whole mess of screenshots, artwork, and a look at the gameplay!
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