Square Enix has announced THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY CURTAIN CALL, a rhythm action game combining classic FINAL FANTASY music with RPG elements, will be released later this year, exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS.
If you didn’t already know, THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY CURTAIN CALL is the sequel to THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY, released on the Nintendo 3DS in July 2012, and includes three times as many songs and twice as many playable characters as its predecessor. In addition to the new features mentioned below, the sequel also boasts two new game modes: Quest Medley where you alternate playing FMS (Field Music Sequence) and BMS (Battle Music Sequence) games, and the Versus BMS mode, where players can challenge and compete against friends and other players. The game also includes a number of customization and progression elements.
As said, the game features more than 200 songs and 60 playable characters from across the entire FINAL FANTASY series including FINAL FANTASY VII: Advent Children, FINAL FANTASY TACTICS and recently released titles like LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII and FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn. THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY CURTAIN CALL is said to let players relive their favorite moments from across the epic series, as they “tap their way through key FINAL FANTASY events, environments and battle sequences.”
“Music is an integral part of the FINAL FANTASY experience that serves as a complement to the gameplay, said Ichiro Hazama, producer. “As with the previous title, we envisioned a game where the music takes centre stage and the RPG gameplay enhances that experience. Our fans are definitely in for a treat as they’ll be able to re-experience their favourite songs across the entire FINAL FANTASY catalogue.”
- Versus Battle Mode: Players can now compete head-to-head with friends and other users
- Quest Medley Mode: Songs from the vast FINAL FANTASY music catalogue are used as backgrounds to unique quests; players can choose their own routes through various short, medium and long adventures. Players can also share these quests with friends.
- New Characters: The game features over 60 characters from across the series, including Barret (FINAL FANTASY VII) and Yuna (FINAL FANTASY X-2). Characters from spin-offs like Benjamin (FINAL FANTASY MYSTIC QUEST), Ramza (FINAL FANTASY TACTICS) and Zack (CRISIS CORE -FINAL FANTASY VII-) also make their debut in this game.
- Collecta Crystarium: Clearing songs and winning battles allow players to obtain CollectaCards that boost their character stats.