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Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call Aims to be "Definitive" and Final Version

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Curtain Call is an appropriate name, then

3DS owners with a love of rhythm-music games should certainly be on alert right now, as Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call is just a month away. The greatly expanded release of the original game comes with a huge library of 221 tracks, new characters and a local multiplayer Versus mode, with all of the additions aiming to tempt many in for a second purchase or to snag those that missed the first release.

In a mini-interview with GamesTM magazine, Square Enix producer Ichiro Hazama highlights the appeal of the games, emphasizing the importance of high quality, emotive music.

The songs themselves have great quality and stand up on their own, no question. Also, because they are used in games, I think that when people hear these songs they remember a particular scene or moment in the game.

The content in Curtain Call does also suggest that development studio Indieszero — which was also behind NES Remix and NES Remix 2 — is going all out, with the Versus mode set to be a fun addition; it includes power-ups to disrupt the other player, with Hazama-san admitting there's an element of luck, but that "it makes sense to keep it light-hearted". As for the finality of this project the clue is in the name, and gamers shouldn't expect any more entries in this mini-series.

What I've tried to do here is make the definitive version of Final Fantasy Theatrhythm; I don't intend to make any others.

Considering the fact it promises the same tight, reliable controls of the original and features more of the music of Nobuo Uematsu — a top 10 entrant in the Classic FM Top 300 Hall of Fame two years running — it should be striking the right note with a lot of 3DS owners.

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User Comments (27)

C-Olimar

#1

C-Olimar said:

Looks great. Definitely getting this, will maybe stretch to the Collector's Edition.

But please...Theatrhythm Zelda...give it to me now...

ErnisDy

#3

ErnisDy said:

I quite liked first one, what I really missed was achievements, it would be great on game like this, but unfortunately nintendo 10 years behind in its online services.

Legodavid18

#4

Legodavid18 said:

@ErnisDy Uhh, the first game does have achievements. Heck, last week I got a achievement for logging 100 hours in the game. I mean, sure, they don't increase a gamerscore or anything like that, but they're still there.
That being said, yeah, I'm getting this game. Ya know, because I logged one hundred hours in the first game! :P

WiiLovePeace

#5

WiiLovePeace said:

I'm getting this game because it's got a song in it from the game my avatar is from. But I doubt I'll be getting it at launch as I haven't finished the first one yet, I'll probably wait until I do that before buying the sequel.

Spoony_Tech

#6

Spoony_Tech said:

Other then adding even more songs I don't need this day one. I'll wait for the price to drop unfortunately since I doubt it will be greatly different from the first. Definitely want this though.

therube

#7

therube said:

Well I'm glad I got to pay full price for what was the beta version they called the first game. Instead of charging full price for an expansion of the first game, why didn't they go with music from any of their other properties?

Late

#9

Late said:

Just pre-ordered the Collector's Edition. Bit pricey buy I think it'll be worth it. Have no idea which songs are included on those two albums that come with it.

sinalefa

#10

sinalefa said:

I love the first one so this is day 1 for me. Hopefully they continue with Dragonquest.

unrandomsam

#14

unrandomsam said:

Is this the whole thing ? (Something with loads of DLC is never definitive because a better version could be exactly the same but with the DLC included).

TheWPCTraveler

#15

TheWPCTraveler said:

@C-Olimar Yeah, and a list if other Theatrhythms they should make:
Theatrhythm Mario/Mario Kart
Theatrhythm Fire Emblem
Theatrhythm Pokémon
Theatrhythm Kirby

Yeah, that'll work!

Yomerodes

#16

Yomerodes said:

For once, this seems credible. With +200 songs from basically all noteworthy games (and even a few duds) and the ever increasing DLC, they would need another 20 years of games in order to gather enough material to release another sequel based on Final Fantasy music.

HandheldGuru97

#19

HandheldGuru97 said:

The first one was a huge surprise hit for back in 2012, absolutely can't wait for this one! Preordered it yesterday and September can't get here fast enough :)

ultraraichu

#20

ultraraichu said:

Preordered the collector's edition since June as another one of my dumb impulse buy ($80+) for rare stuffs. I hope they got more tracks for the battle stages then the other 2, it's my favorite part of the game.

kensredemption

#22

kensredemption said:

@Zyph Ported to the iOS with two songs only and two modes to play. 3DS > iOS. I'm only using my iPhone for social networking and buying stuff online from time to time.

kensredemption

#23

kensredemption said:

@ErnisDy Achievements are overrated and have the potential to influence addictive behavior. A friend of mine on the PSN obsessively gathers trophies and has recently reached level 31 with hundreds of platinum trophies. When I stopped, I was 25 and I never looked back. The Wii U has given me the most liberating experience I've ever had in recent gaming history, and that's as it should be. Games should be liberating, not compulsively completionistic addictions.

WiiLovePeace

#25

WiiLovePeace said:

@ShadJV Oh really?!?! Thanks for the heads up. Any way to transfer save from the original then? Will there be DLC for Curtain Call? I'll have to do more research on this game...

Late

#26

Late said:

@WiiLovePeace: Curtain Call has all songs (except one or two) from the first game and its DLC + 100 new songs not available in the first game. There's also DLC available in Japan so I think they'll release DLC here too. Overall it has over 200 songs (not including DLC) and 60 characters. This is how I remember it being but there might be some errors regarding the song selection.

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