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Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy Curtain Call announced for 3DS
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September 10, 2013, 16:54:04
A Theatrhythm sequel has been announced for 3DS!

The news comes to us from NeoGAF, of all places: It's in next week's Jump. Brand new sequel. 200+ tracks, 60+ characters, new Versus Battle Mode, releasing in Japan in Spring 2014.


What do you think? I really like Theatrhythm--it's probably in my top 5 3DS games, and those numbers are super-enticing. By comparison, the first game had about 80 tracks, 29 characters, and 50 more DLC tracks.

You can WANT it in the Game Database here!

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Posted: 09/10/13, 16:54:04  - Edited by 
 on: 09/11/13, 23:25:57    
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Yes, yes, a thousand times yes! Day one!

Posted by 
 on: 09/10/13, 16:58:48
Assuming it releases here, I will buy it.

Posted by 
 on: 09/10/13, 17:05:20
I'd bite probably. I enjoyed the first but I never fully "beat" it if possible. I played all the main game songs but then I got distracted. It's not a game I can play without sound very well. I should play more though.

Posted by 
 on: 09/10/13, 17:13:38
Only tried the demo, but I enjoyed that a lot more than I expected. If this game has a high old-school-to-new-school ratio, I might look into it.

Posted by 
 on: 09/10/13, 17:15:51
r_hjort said:
Only tried the demo, but I enjoyed that a lot more than I expected. If this game has a high old-school-to-new-school ratio, I might look into it.

The first game did a surprisingly good job with representing the series as a whole, instead of just focusing on the newer FF games (AHEM KINGDOM HEARTS AHEM AHEM). I think the more popular games in the series got an extra character and/or song, but all games got the representation of at least 2 characters and 5 or 6 songs.

Posted by 
 on: 09/10/13, 17:20:26
I still haven't played the first one, although I played the demo and it was fun. It seems a tad bit odd to limit it to just Final Fantasy songs though, especially in a sequel... surely they must have gone through most of the big, popular songs in the first game? Why not bring in some Dragon Quest or some other Squarenix franchises? CHRONO TRIGGER?!

Posted by 
 on: 09/10/13, 17:42:43
Yeah, I wouldn't be opposed to a DQ or CT Theatrhythm for sure. DQ seems a little more built for it due to the number of games, but CT definitely has the music going for it. Maybe we'll get lucky and they'll put in some bonus CT characters/music...? That'd be pretty awesome since they've already used the series' big songs for the first game.

Posted by 
 on: 09/10/13, 17:46:41

The Dragon Quest series could work, but the Chrono series was what, two games? Three tops if you count Radical Dreamers, but I doubt many have actually played it as intended. Put it on in addition to FF music, but it couldn't be its own game.

Posted by 
 on: 09/10/13, 17:48:08
Will buy. If released here.

Posted by 
 on: 09/10/13, 17:53:55
Hmmm... probably wouldn't buy it at full price, but I did enjoy the first game well enough. I'll be honest though. I bought it assuming that all of the music would be updated or remixed, so I was always a bit disappointed that it was just ripped straight out of the old games. That's my fault for not doing the research and just blind buying the game though.

Posted by 
 on: 09/10/13, 18:07:12
@ludist210 That's what I meant, like still keep the Final Fantasy branding and Final Fantasy songs and all, but start pulling in some other SE franchises.

Posted by 
 on: 09/10/13, 18:14:08
From a business standpoint I'm surprised FF Theatrhythm doesn't adopt a free-to-play model for the 3DS like they did with iDevices.

Posted by 
 on: 09/10/13, 18:22:36
@vids Really? Hmm, how many console / handheld games have tried this? I know the Pinball game on Wii U did. Not sure how successful that was.

The thing is, Nintendo handheld gamers will still buy games at a decent price, so why make them free to play?

Posted by 
 on: 09/10/13, 18:24:12
I know nintendo is experimenting with the idea. They just released a sports mini-game in Japan with free-to-play and plan the same for Steel Diver. As a gamer I'm not that interested in games that adopt the f2p model. Free to play games seem like glorified demos with microtransaction for the chunks of game content. I prefer games designed as complete experiences.

I'm just surprised SquareEnix is approaching the same game with 2 separate business models but I guess handheld console & phone/device gaming culture have different expectations.

Posted by 
 on: 09/10/13, 20:20:14  - Edited by 
 on: 09/10/13, 20:20:58
@vids Very different expectations. People will still pay actual money for handheld games.

Posted by 
 on: 09/10/13, 20:24:54
Well, as long as the old stuff is represented at least as much as the new stuff, I should be good. Ideally I supposed I'd want a game with songs from the first six or seven games, and nothing else, but yeah, I know that's unreasonable.

Posted by 
 on: 09/10/13, 20:32:38
I don't think this is a sequel but rather an expanded version. Besides the subtitle making it sound as such, with numbers like 200 tunes and 60 characters then there's no way it doesn't contain the content from the original Theatrhythm. I expect this to contain all of the tracks, DLC, and characters from it.

And I bought this game only a couple months ago, so this sucks. :\

@Zero I wouldn't say so, most Final Fantasy games have lots of tunes in them, so there are plenty more to add. Not only that, but this has some more games added to it, such as Final Fantasy XIII-2 and FFXIV, and will probably have stuff like FFX-2 though it wasn't mentioned. It's probably too much to hope for Final Fantasy Mystic Quest, though...!

@r_hjort No it isn't unreasonable, those are the best!

Posted by 
 on: 09/10/13, 21:45:04  - Edited by 
 on: 09/10/13, 21:46:22
@Mop it up
We should totally make a petition. Think two signatures will do it?

Posted by 
 on: 09/10/13, 21:52:34
@r_hjort It depends on which two signatures those are. Think we could get Nobuo Uematsu to sign?

Posted by 
 on: 09/10/13, 21:55:26
@Mop it up
Sadly, no. Wasn't he the one that talked down the game music of old a while back? Not FF specifically, but still.

Posted by 
 on: 09/10/13, 21:58:21
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