Square Enix, a publisher of interactive entertainment products in the Americas, announced Theatrhythm Final Fantasy (pronounced “theater rhythm”) exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS hand-held system.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of Final Fantasy, and Theatrhythm Final Fantasy is the first music rhythm game in the history of the franchise.
Meanwhile, Nintendo is teaming up with some of today’s hottest musical artists to bring a flurry of 3D music video premieres to users of the Nintendo Video service for Nintendo 3DS. (Read: Nintendo 3DS Gets 3D Music Videos from Top Artists)
Developed by rhythm game veteran indieszero, Square Enix brings more than 70 musical scores spanning 25 years to Theatrhythm Final Fantasy. The title features music from key events, lush field themes and decisive battle arrangements.
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy features a hybrid of music rhythm gameplay with RPG (Role Playing Game) elements. Redesigned heroes from the catalogue of Final Fantasy titles will set out on an adventure to combat memorable villains with the rhythmic taps of the player’s stylus.
Players can revisit their most cherished memories from each Final Fantasy title and strive to achieve the highest ranks in the challenge mode. They can collect and share “dark notes,” a random music sheet that is riddled with hidden loot within the Chaos Shrine and seek out crystal shards to unlock hidden characters.