Square Enix’s 3DS Final Fantasy Rhythm Game Comes West This Summer

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Oddly titled in that special Square Enix way, Theatrhythm Final Fantasy is a musical spin-off to the publisher’s legendary JRPG franchise. It came out in Japan last month, and now Square Enix’s Western branches have confirmed that the Nintendo 3DS exclusive is being translated for a summertime release in the Americas and Europe.

The first music-based game in Final Fantasy history, Theatrhythm is positioned to commemorate the series’ 25th anniversary by compiling over 70 classic melodies spanning key moments and battles from each main game in the franchise. Star characters take center stage once again, this time remodeled as cute, toy doll-like figurines, combating infamous villains in familiar-looking party battles. Only this time attacks are powered by stylus taps on the touch screen in sync with note buttons that scroll by.

Developed by indieszero, a studio you may know for games like Electroplankton, Retro Game Challenge and DualPenSports, Theatrhythm Final Fantasy is sure to be a grand “greatest hits” tribute to the 25 years of unforgettable video game music this franchise has given us. Silly as the concept and title may seem, I’m very, VERY eager to pop this game into my 3DS and stylus jam out to some classic Final Fantasy tunes. Who’s with me?

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