12 posts tagged theatrhythm
New Theathrythm's box, 3DS XL bundle preorder ⊟
Not a bad cover for Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call! It’s the same design as what’s on the special edition 3DSL XL for Japan, except with more cover. That hardware bundle, by the way, is now available to preorder from Play-Asia for $413.99. Importing a system is really expensive! Still, I know some of you were considering taking the plunge with this kit.
Theatrhythm Curtain Call’s “Versus Battle” mode ⊟
Gahhh, too much going on in this video! Here, a player faces off against a CPU opponent (it’s possible to do real multiplayer as well), in what appears to be a score battle, hitting the same notes at the same time. Powerup items appear to speed up opponents’ notes and otherwise mess with them.
There’s a nice roundup of videos, screens and details (including some Type-0 characters and other newly Theatrhythmized FF characters) here.
Special edition Theatrhythm: Curtain Call 3DS XL ⊟
Oh, that is nice. This is part of a limited edition bundle that will release with the game in Japan on April 24. Still no plans for a Western release announced, though a trademark filing for the game did pop up in Europe.
I mentioned this deal on Twitter earlier in the week (you’re following us there, right?) when it was still on back-order, but Amazon has Theatrhythm Final Fantasy back in its warehouses for you to buy. It’s worth picking up as something to play during the upcoming holiday breaks — even if there’s a sequel (not announced for the West yet) coming up.
Oh, and these figures are presumably something coming out one day? The photos are from Square Enix’s Hidemi Matsuzuka.
First Theatrhythm Curtain Call trailer ⊟
Man, I’d forgotten how much I liked Theatrhythm. This new Tokyo Game Show clip shows the new airship sequences (which don’t really seem to change anything), some new event scenes, and the new multiplayer versus battles. Basically the exact things that have been shown before, but now on video and with music, which is kinda the point.
Looks great! On the downside, now there are two games called “Theatrhythm.”
Details, direct screens for Theatrhythm: Curtain Call ⊟
Here’s what’s new in Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call, according to Kamedani’s fine translation work:
- 1vs1 multiplayer battles - “Try to get a higher score to beat your opponent while using techniques to attack (interfere with) them.”
- "Hunt for bosses by progressing through special maps, with the addition of Quest Melodies"
- "Use items from your Item Collection to strengthen your party."
- Streetpass improvements - “Trade Profile Card designs and play data”
And while there will be more than 200 songs included in this 3DS release, Square Enix still intends to release DLC for it.
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call for 3DS ⊟
I was pretty sure this would turn out to be an iOS-only thing when Square Enix’s trademark filing for it popped up last week, but nope, according to Japanese magazine Jump, it’s coming to 3DS.
From what I can gather (meaning I Google translated details posted online), the game has over 200 songs and more than 60 characters. Can’t say for sure if any of that is true, though, because the machine translation I ran also tells me there is a “Button Saskatchewan Battle Mode.”
[Update: Gematsu says the song list includes tracks from Final Fantasy XIV and Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, and the game features a multiplayer “Versus Battle Mode”. Presumably those battles take place in Canada.]
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call ships in Japan next spring! We don’t know anything about a Western release, but the fact that Square Enix’s trademark registration was in the U.S. gives us some hope it’ll happen.
You’ll need some games to go with your system if you buy the Black 3DS XL releasing today. Amazon will help you out with its Back-to-School discounts for Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts 3D, Skylanders, and Lego games. Scribblenauts Unlimited is $17, too.
Also on sale: StarCraft II, Dishonored, and Xbox 360/PlayStation 3 bundles. Credit to fantastic lol cat for the pic.
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy hits iPhone, iPad today
No big surprise here, the beloved 3DS rhythm game is out for iOS devices today (New Zealand shop, U.S. link incoming). Also unsurprising: in-app purchases are insane in the membrane, crazy insane, got no brain.
The app is free to download with two songs (“One Winged Angel” and “Zanarkand”), but then you’ll spend $0.99 on each song, $2.99 on each song bundle for the numbered Final Fantasy games, and $1.99 on each character. Buying all of the content will set you back around $90. Oh, and this mobile edition lacks the EMS feature that lets you play extended versions for a number of songs.
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy for 3DS is currently $30 at Amazon (includes around 80 songs, more available as DLC).
I am thankful for Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy’s $20 sale
You can grab the beloved music game for just $19.99 on Amazon right now — the retailer also has a ton of other Black Friday game sales, as well as some Lightning Deals that you’ll want to keep an eye on:
- Dishonored (PC, Xbox 360, PS) for $25
- Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Collector’s Set (Xbox 360) for $99.99
- PS3 250 GB w/ Infamous Bundle for $199.99
- Xbox 360 4GB w/ Kinect Holiday Bundle for $199.99
So, bookmark this link and set a reminder on your smartphone to take advantage of those later today!
See also: More Theatrhythm Final Fantasy news, media
[Image via Pixiv; Thanks, Jody!]
Yes, that Nintendo 3DS Final Fantasy rhythm game from Square Enix and Indies Zero is actually coming to North America, with its silly name intact even! Theatrhythm Final Fantasy is headed to Europe this summer, too.
I know there are quite a few people who scoff at the idea of paying $40 for a simple looking rhythm title (along with paid DLC, if you want more than the 70+ included songs), but all the import impressions I’ve heard from Final Fantasy fans say the game is quality.
Jump past the break for more screens/art!
Trailer for the first Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy downloadable content. These eight songs will be available on the eShop in Japan this week for 150 yen ($1.90) each. Square Enix plans to support the game with DLC releases every 2-3 weeks. In Japan, that is. Here, Square Enix plans to _______ (they haven’t said anything).