Above: some hands-on impressions of Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call, the bizarrely-titled music game that Square Enix released for 3DS this week.
You don't realize just how good a gaming year it's been until you look back at all of the games you actually played. From physics puzzlers to ninja simulators, 2012's library was full of interesting, creative, unique experiences.
There's a listing for Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy up on the New Zealand iTunes Store, which almost certainly means that the rhythm game will be out in North America later today.
In Africa Unleashed 3D for the Nintendo 3DS you charged into Africa to hunt wild animals like the leopard, rhino and elephant, bringing more than 30 weapons to bear on 15 different types of wild beast. Shouldn't this be called Hunter Unleashed 3D?
Evan's Note: Zac Gorman returns with another awesome motion cartoon, this time pointing out a curious tonal shift that Theatrhythm brings to established Final Fantasy characters.
Just over the halfway mark, 2012 has already provided an embarrassment of riches for music game fans. We've had music games of every shape and color, with many more on the horizon. If you like gaming and you can keep a beat, chances are there's a game out there that you'll enjoy.
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy launches today, and with it comes the Nintendo 3DS's first-ever batch of downloadable content.
During a recent interview, Ichiro Hazama, producer and main mind behind Theatrhythm Final Fantasy, was asked by Nintendo president Satoru Iwata to sum up his game in a few words.
There's a new Final Fantasy game coming out tomorrow.
The producer of the Final Fantasy music game wants to make a Dragon Quest music game. And a Saga music game. And maybe even a Chrono Trigger music game.
I'm in California this week for the purpose of checking out a bunch of video games that will be shown at E3 next month. I'm a pre-E3 Judge*, you see, bouncing from one showcase with a game publisher to another, signing lots of paperwork in which I swear not to tell people about these games for a few weeks.
Square Enix said today it would include this cute stylus as a preorder bonus for Theatrhythm Final Fantasy, which is great for two reasons:
Square Enix has announced that its two hybrid franchise extenders—music/RPG and Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy and Disney-centric action/RPG Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance—will both be summer releases. The two 3DS games come to retail in July, with Theatrhythm available on July 3rd and Kingdom Hearts 3D on July 31st.
The Final Fantasy series has been renowned for excellent soundtracks since back in the 8-bit era. So it's really no surprise that Square Enix would release a game like Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy. Despite hitting the streets in Japan back in February, it has only recently been announced for Western release.
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy is a music game much like Oendan/Elite Beat Agents where you tap the 3DS' pen on the touch screen in time with the beat.
The bizarrely titled Theatrhythm Final Fantasy will make its way to North America for Nintendo 3DS this summer, publisher Square Enix said today.
Last week, as part of Theatrhythm Final Fantasy's Japanese launch, Square Enix released the tie-in promotional game, Social Theatrhythm. In this flash game, you create a character and then join up with three Twitter or Facebook friends to play a co-op version of Theatrhythm.
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy is apparently flying off store shelves in Japan. Gamers can beef up their Final Fantasy music game experience with some pricey DLC. Sister site Kotaku Japan put the game through its downloadable content paces.