17 posts tagged theatrhythm
Theatrhythm: Curtain Call's E3 trailer ⊟
Before the weight of E3 media crushes us all, have two-and-a-half minutes of this rhythm RPG. If you skip to 1:55, you can see a short preview of the 3DS game’s multiplayer mode.
For those that missed it, there’s a collector’s edition set you can snag when the game releases (September 16 in North America, September 18 in Europe).
Theathrythm: Curtain Call Collector’s Edition ⊟
Wow, so Square Enix will be making one of these! Well, actually the publisher is making 5,000 of them, so make sure to order the limited edition set from Square Enix’s online shop now if you want one. It’s coming to both North America and Europe.
Along with the game, the $70 bundle includes the following:
- Nintendo 3DS Collector’s Pouch
- 5-track Theatrhythm Remix CD
- 20-track Best of Theatrhythm CD
- 5 Premium CollectaCards (Exclusive set of five Premium, limited edition cards, based on the popular CollectaCard designs of the game. Enter the password on the card into the game to get the in-game version of that CollectaCard)
Theatrhythm: Curtain Call announced for the U.S. ⊟
It’s coming out some time this year, priced at $40. Expect 221 songs and more than 60 characters from the entire Final Fantasy series, as well as new features like daily featured tracks, Critical Hit Trigger, and EX Burst Gauge.
Theathrythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call also introduces a Versus Battle Mode in which you and a friend play the same song, trying to get a higher score and inflicting status effects on each other.
More Theatrhythm Static Arts mini figures ⊟
Moogles, Chochobos, and Squall turned into Theatrhythm-style figures! Tifa was shown a while back — as were Sephiroth and Cloud — but the other three were just posted on Facebook by Square Enix’s Hidemi Matsuzuka. No word yet on when these will come out in Japan. Thanks to Natalie from Tomopop for the link!
God, I love seeing Indieszero’s art style for this game brought to life. Speaking of, there’s a ton of new character art and a couple new trailers for Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call posted at 4gamer.
Romancing SaGa DLC in Theatrhythm Curtain Call ⊟
But… but that’s not Final Fantasy at all! Except, well, several SaGa games were released as Final Fantasies in the West, and they share staff, and whatever.
If you don’t like the cross-pollination, you can avoid it by not buying the DLC! And this whole discussion is hypothetical anyway because the game hasn’t been announced for release anywhere but Japan.
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.