Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call Hints At Another Square Enix Music Game

By Spencer . September 2, 2013 . 1:02am

imageTheatrhythm Final Fantasy sold fairly well, especially in Japan where the game was out of stock shortly after its launch. The music game also got a costly iOS port with even more songs and characters.


What’s next for Theatrhythm? It looks like Square Enix is planning something since the publisher filed a trademark for Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call in the USA.


A "curtain call" is a stage term for when the cast comes back for one final bow, so our guess is a re-release with extra content. Even the 3DS version Theatrhythm Final Fantasy has a ton of songs that were only available as DLC including a song from Final Fantasy Versus XIII aka Final Fantasy XV.

  • Akemi Homura

    Maybe it’ll be a remake for 3DS with all the DLC songs included. Oh, but that does sound a bit too good to be true.

  • komiko12

    Hmm.. I think this would be something to buy when the price drops if its just a remake.. I have yet to level up all characters to 99 in Theatrhythm.

    Hopefully I can transfer my save file through some way.

  • Malon

    If it contains every DLC songs AND new ones (why not ?) plus the DLC characters from the iOs version : I’M SOLD
    You never have enough of Theatrhythm.

    • Anime10121

      But that would constitute Square having lied to us, as the only reason the game didnt have more songs to begin with, is because they “maxed out” the space on the 3DS cart and they didnt want to compromise the quality of the sound by putting more.

      • pressstart

        Digital only release with no compromise on space? Not sure if NIntendo limits the size of the games on eShop like there are physical limitations on the cards themselves.

      • Tom_Phoenix

        Depending on the size of the original Theatrhythm’s cartridge, it still might not constitute a lie. After all, it’s entirely possible that they used a cart of smaller size for the original, so they could be using a larger cart for the re-release.

        What I’m wondering is whether or not we will see this re-release outside of Japan. Square Enix traditionally has never released re-releases outside of Japan if a release already existed in those specific regions, so this trademark could just be a legal precaution rather than an indicator of anything. On the other hand, this is a simple rhythm game (so it wouldn’t be as much work to do a re-release) and we DID get Dissidia 012…

      • AuraGuyChris

        As far as I know, the maximum 3DS cartridge memory size is 8GB. The game that has used the most memory is Metal Gear Solid 3D with just 2.5GB.

        • Tom_Phoenix

          Actually, Resident Evil: Revelait….errr Revelations was one of the first 3DS titles to use a 4 GB cartridge. That said, it’s entirely possible that Square Enix used a cartridge of smaller size for the original Theatrhythm.

        • Juan Andrés Valencia

          The ladder scene alone probably took around 1.5 GB’s of data.

          Seriously though, I’m actually surprised it’s that small considering there is a lot of audio, cutscenes and relatively strong visuals. What I can’t understand is how they forgot to optimize the game.

  • NRool

    I’d probably buy a “ultimate” version if it was around the same price as the original (£20ish on release date) since the DLC altogether would probably come to that, and I only bought 5 songs so far (all the FFXIII ones, kekeke)

    Plus, the iOS port got Hope, freaking, Hope, Estheim.
    I need more characters Square, don’t hold out on me.

    • Malon

      It also got Serah, Celes, Garnet… ;____;

    • komiko12

      I think Fang or Vanille should have been the ones since they had more impact in the first game.

      • NRool

        Adding Fang is always a good idea.
        a Brilliant idea infact :D

  • dranka

    Gah I so wish I could buy this game via eShop – it feels meh to switch cartridge for a game that I’d like to enjoy just for a while here and there and since I’d be surely buying a few DLC songs anyway…
    Plus, it’s pretty much unobtainable for a fair price in Europe now and I missed my chance to get it – -)’

    My body is ready to pay extra ONLY if it’s available through eShop.

  • awat

    I wish they made a Rhtyhm game for the Tales of series, or PErsona’s would be epic.

    • komiko12

      Who knows? They might make one for Persona since they do anything to milk it.

      • awat

        sheesh if one would do i meant Namco for Tales and Atlus for Persona >< im sorry meh.

    • Enzo

      … Tales and Persona are made by different companies… and neither one are Square Enix… lol

      • awat

        I am aware of that and sorry i meant by i wish they made *Bandai Namco, and ATLUS* etc..

    • epndkempot

      Chrono Trigger, Chrono Cross & Xenogears are more possible since SE own them.

  • Neophoton

    I bought it when it was sale quite some time ago for 3DS and I’m kinda okay with that. Cute game, it killed some time on my train rides, but I can’t bring myself to really buy the game again — I’d have to pass.

    It definitely was fun, however.

  • Arcana Wiz

    this was kinda of a given, cause of the success of the game and the low cost of making it (not saying that it’s bad).

  • AndyLC

    Final Fantasy, Curtain Calls…

  • pressstart

    If it’s a complete repackage rerelease, I hope we can import our previous save! All that work and time I already put in :)

  • Ståle Laastad

    hope its not like the ipad version, where you had to use 100+ dollars for all the content.

  • zeothedeathgod

    hoping for vita/3ds version with all the dlc songs.

  • Smooosh

    Mh… bought the game for its full price long ago, but haven’t played it all that much…

    I mean, it’s a good game but… I don’t even know. :[
    It doesn’t hook me like other rhythm games for whatever reasons. Maybe I just wasn’t in the mood for it, gotta have to try it out again.

  • Caleb Kinkaid

    Has anyone considered the possibility that this could be a Vita port? I played it a bit on my ex-girlfriend’s iPad, and a whole bunch on my friend’s 3DS. I’d gladly buy it for Vita and I’m sure I’m not the only one.

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