Theatrhythm Final Fantasy sequel brings RPG rhythm action back to 3DS

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call features more than 200 songs and 60 characters.

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The sequel to Final Fantasy music game Theatrhythm, Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call, is coming to the 3DS in North America later this year, Square Enix has announced.

Much like its predecessor, Curtain Call has players tapping along to songs made famous by Final Fantasy games from throughout the series. 221 songs in all are included, including tracks from Final Fantasy Tactics and animated film Advent Children right up to the most recent games in the franchise, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn and Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII.

More than 60 playable characters, also from a variety of past Final Fantasy games, are featured as well. These include the likes of Final Fantasy VII's Barret, Crisis Core's Zack, and Final Fantasy X-2's Yuna, as well as lesser-known characters such as spin-off Final Fantasy Mystic Quest's Benjamin.

Curtain Call offers a competitive head-to-head mode for battling other players in addition to a Quest Medley mode that allow players to choose their path through "unique" quests of varying lengths. As they make their way through the game, players will collect cards that can in turn be used to boost characters' stats.

Square Enix didn't provide a specific release date for Curtain Call, only saying it will be available "later this year" for $39.99.

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Discussion

26 comments
kazumas21
kazumas21

Man my favorite has always been Final Fantasy 8, hopefully they will add the main theme song this time, although I really like the ackward squall/fiery rinoa waltz song, they need to include the song that is at the heart of the game.

daikkenaurora12
daikkenaurora12

I want to get a 3DS but they keep making games that I dont want to play.

freedom01
freedom01 moderator

from the FF series after X, the series went down, except XII that one was ok, but the rest were bad, but we can agree that the music were great

zyxahn
zyxahn

Can I play as Biggs and Wedge ???  Come on make it happen guys.  The first game was great imo.  Totally looking forward to this one.

playstationzone
playstationzone

I think sqaureEnix should go bankrupht they coiming to point that makeing crap games and think sqaureSoft made better games than they did.

Mugzippit
Mugzippit

The first theatrhythm was enjoyable, fingers crossed for a UK release of curtain call.

Litchie
Litchie

I've been meaning to get the first one, but since I still haven't, I might just wait for the sequel, depening on how good it is. I've only played the demo of the first game, and that was really fun.

h1221292h
h1221292h

this is faaaar better than lightning return :/

ArchoNils2
ArchoNils2

Can't wait, loved the first one and this sounds like it, with much more content :)

BrokenChaos666
BrokenChaos666

I'm excited for this. Hopefully "You're Not Alone" is in this one! D:

YEPEE00
YEPEE00

oh, they don't give a oxox for your buck.

lostn
lostn

I guess the fact that their next project isn't FFXIII-4 is a good sign.

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

Never played a Final Fantasy game, and this crap makes sure i continue the pattern.

freedom01
freedom01 moderator

pre-ordered mine and getting mine shipped out tomorrow from Japan

LittleMac19
LittleMac19

Quite possibly the most interesting FF in over 10 years.

Oloryn
Oloryn

People may argue about how the Final Fantasy series has been turning out lately, but one thing everyone can agree on is that the music is always top notch. Loved the first one, and am happily awaiting a return trip down memory lane with such amazing tunes.

Plus, you can be Zack, which seals the deal for me. *crosses fingers they'll have music from Crisis Core*

spike6958
spike6958

Hell yeah. I loved the first one, day one buy for me.

Stebsis
Stebsis

@Litchie I heard this has all the songs from first one, so you're not missing out on anything

BIGFELLAH26
BIGFELLAH26

@Sevenizz  Look out everyone, we've got a tough guy here. Why are there so many fucking retarded morons in this world like this fucking piece of shit Sevenizz? 

zyxahn
zyxahn

@BIGFELLAH26 @Sevenizz In fairness though how do you know the Final Fantasy games are crap if you have never played any of them.  =P

ERRMAHGERD
ERRMAHGERD

@BIGFELLAH26 @Sevenizz  this piece of shit has an opinion, and final fantasy hardcore fanboys disagree. Man, I wanna stick a metal rod in your head, in hopes to remove the stupid.

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

Look out everyone, we've got a tougher guy here using needless profanity on the Internet in a poor attempt to hurt my feelings!

ERRMAHGERD
ERRMAHGERD

@Sevenizz  lookout everyone, apparently not playing final fantasy is a crime, and I couldn't give a fuck.