Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call Announced For Nintendo 3DS

By Ishaan . September 10, 2013 . 8:30am

Square Enix recently filed a trademark for Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call, and now we know what it’s for—a Nintendo 3DS game.


Next week’s Shounen Jump magazine in Japan reveals that Curtain Call is headed to the 3DS in spring 2014, and and that the game will include over 200 songs and 60 characters from the Final Fantasy games. The songlist will include music from Final Fantasy XIV and Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII.


New to the game will be a versus battle mode where you can challenge other players to rhythm battles.


Since Square trademarked Curtain Call in the U.S., hopefully that means we’ll see a western release of the game.

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  • Musashi234

    Ooo This will be fun =D I loved the Theatrhythm!

  • Brandonmkii

    I don’t think the first one had anywhere close to that many tracks. If they’re all original tracks and not like, one track with four difficulties counted add four tracks, then that’s awesome.

  • Flynn Scifo

    ”New to the game will be a versus battle mode where you can challenge other players to rhythm battles” …. Holy shit, this will be fun xD

    • $36487238

      It is going to be dood! I always wished for that one in the first one but hey, it’s worth buying if you want to prove..


  • KingGunblader

    I really like the day of head-to-head battles. As someone who has all of the DLC from the original Theatrhythm, I just have to say – I better be able to carry it over to Curtain Call.

  • Shane Guidaboni

    Now I wish I never bought the first one.

  • > Not iOS

    Shock and amazement.

    • TheRealMalek

      Not really, if you consider IOs price for theathrythm

    • RichyGaming

      It could have one

  • Ashelia Poundland Dalmasca

    i loved the first one but the fear that this one will be dominated by the friends of toriyama is too high here.

    • Mujtahidul Haque

      The first six FF were remade to death on everything. It’s time they remade 9.

  • Andrew A

    Hopefully that 200 songs not counting DLC.

    • Sebastian Lothian

      Actually, I want the 200 songs to count some of the DLC. There were decent songs in the DLC that I honestly don’t want to pay for again, nor do I want to switch between games simply to play/listen to.

      • Fox

        He’s talking about DLC for the sequel, not DLC for the original game.

        Ideally, “Curtain Call” should have 100% of the original’s music, 100% of the original’s DLC music, and a lot of NEW music, besides.

        God knows there’s plenty of music in the franchise. Easily over 1000.

  • zaidandzhadow

    then it is an updated version, sequel, or what

  • Neophoton

    I’ll probably pick it up when it’s in the bargain bin. The first one wasn’t that bad for the price I got it at.

    • I regret paying $40 for my copy, but at $20 or less I would consider it a decent investment.

      • Enzo

        I got my pre-ordered copy at $30 :)

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    I reallllllllllllllllllllly am shocked by the fact that this game is released on 3DS compared to smartphones market here.

    I sometimes really can’t understand S-E at all here but, with this small things, i really hope that S-E will still support handheld as i really love tons of their handhelds output till now.^_^

    • TheRealMalek

      Let me explain : IOs release of thethrythm was a disaster (mainly because to its pricing…)

      • Somber

        who cares! i bought every single songs :D

        • TheRealMalek

          so you payed more than 80€ ?

          • Somber

            yep. but i missed my money now T_T

  • komiko12

    More characters! More songs! (suddenly turns out to be DLC haha joke)

    What I truly wish for is that the content would be enough to warrant another buy. I am starting to get wary of buying certain games because the trend was to release it again with new content that it kind of makes you regret buying the first one hastily.

    • komiko12

      *Looks at image carefully*

      Who is that on Bartz’ right? Is that a White Chocobo or is that Y’shtola from FFXIV? Hope it’s the latter. :D

      • Brandonmkii

        Looks like Yash. My excite is maximum.

      • Draparde

        Yeah, that really looks like Y’shtola :o. which is awesome~

        • komiko12

          I think it is quite safe to say it is Y’shtola. I see them ears :D

          When I first saw her, I immediately thought that she would be a good representative for crossover games. Now look where she is now :D

          Hopefully they would also add Sel’theus (is the spelling right?) from FFXI.

          • Draparde

            yeah :o i hope if they ever make another dissidia she’s in there too.

            and i agree. i love to see more representation from both of those games.

  • Laith Rem

    First one had something like 70~80 tracks. That’s a substantial addition.

    • Somber

      iOS ver. had 113 tracks

      • Gyro Zeppeli

        I’m hoping this is everything from the original + DLC, iOS exclusive content and new stuff cause god damn I wanna play as Ramza.

  • Natat

    Perfect since I never got to buy the first one!


    I hope that this time we don’t have to screw around with the Chaos Shrine. Really, hiding half of the songs in the game behind a random selection is REAL dumb.

    Regardless, I am very interested.

  • XypherCode

    The first one was really really fun. Good thing I didn’t splurge on DLC. 200 songs…O_O :))

  • Rob Wu

    HYPE! My body is ready. Loved the first one and more songs can only be good.

  • $36487238


    Well, since this is being released, then I don’t have to re-buy the first Thearhythm (it got stolen with the my 3DS. I know, bummer). I can just buy this one at least :-D 200 songs and 60 FF characters? I’m in! Multiplayer? I’m definitely in! m/

    But, I’ll re-buy the first one, just to remind myself why I love the game series in the first place (and to make it a part of my remaining 3DS collection, so to remind myself NEVER to let anyone rob me again >:()

  • We can’t get RPGs anymore, but we can get rhythm games that milk the hell out of our nostalgia. Joy.

    • komiko12

      Bravely Default, Lightning Returns and FFXV must not be RPGs in your standard.

      • Neither is Kingdom Hearts, for that matter. :)

        I am excited for Bravely Default, yes. I am very cautiously optimistic for Lightning returns and FFXV, but I don’t really like much of what Nomura and his team do except Twewu (and even that had a combat system that kind of made me want to cry). The Final Fantasy I knew and loved is dead except for Bravely Default carrying on its spirit. I did sort of enjoy XIII actually, but it didn’t feel like FF at all.

        • komiko12

          Heh. Frankly, I am quite hesitant about FFXV. It is too hyped even though the details about it is scarce. I have a weird feeling like the hype is jinxing it or something.

          I really liked Theatrhythm as a music game. In that aspect you can say it is really great.

          • I think I probably just don’t like music games in general. :(

            I wanted to like Dissidia, too, but I just kept wanting it to be an RPG instead of an action game. People have told me I might like the second one better, but I haven’t tried it.

          • komiko12

            In my case. I like music games and has an affinity for them (though not enough to be a pro in them).

            I say don’t expect for any sort of turn-based system because they were pretty much saying that it would be more similar to an action game. FFXIII was holding back and tried to put something that resembles turn based in its battle system but it looks like FFXV just might be drastically different from what you’re hoping.

          • Yeah, after I sent that last comment to you, I googled a little, and it does not look like I’m going to enjoy either of their combat systems much. I think I’d rather they had rhythm-game combat systems. :) (A rhythm/music RPG would be kind of neat!)

          • I’ll probably be pretty skeptical of XV until there’s more detail on its combat system, and since I’m sure it won’t be a nice turn-based one or a throwback to the ATB system, I will probably remain skeptical. :)

  • Would’ve prefered a Dissidia esque game but this seems legit, not paying a single penny for the iOs version paid off!

  • Altin

    Good god no one thought of making a “Square Enix Announcement Drinking Game” yet.

  • Time to sell my original copy.

  • Wesley Kenneth Houpt Mattingly

    Hopefully some FFXV and FFXIV songs will be added and at least 3-4 more tracks from each game. I mean seriously some of the tracks they chose I was like…wait what…no Jenova?

  • NRool

    Holy freaking, *hyperventilate*
    My god, this is just, this is the best news I’ve seen since Smash Bros at E3

  • Altumn

    I really hope they add more villains as playable characters! Cloud of Darkness, Golbez, Garland… mmmm!

    • DrakeClawfang

      I hope so too. Why does Sephiroth get all the fun? Hell, they could add an excuse plot-type Story Mode where you face villains as bosses in BMS and unlock them by beating them

  • 하세요

    Woop woop! Excellent news.

  • I can’t help but notice that this is not a remake of Final Fantasy V or VI.

  • Luis Camargo

    So long my hours. I’m going to sink a whole lot of you into this game.

  • Rytan

    I’m actually excited for once. The original Theatrhythm felt too short because I didn’t feel like buying many of the DLC songs. But this? This is great.

  • Enzo

    At first, I was thinking “if this comes over, I don’t think I’ll get it.”
    Saw the news about over 200 songs… I NEED IT NOW. I knew there were many songs missing in the original, and between the what… 76 songs (+ like 50 DLC?) the original had, over 200 is definitely big enough to warrant buying.

  • Hairee Pothead

    I want a real Final Fantasy games on 3DS like a FFVI in 128 bit graphics or make FFX- FFXII 3D (Multi-platform with Vita HD versions) Nintendo is getting shat on again by Sqaure after GBA and DS got the Main series like the NES and SNES did.

    • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

      You are sorely mistaken, Theatrhythm was a lot of fun. It was like a rhythm version of Dissidia in terms of how many things there were to do. Just because it’s not a numbered FF doesn’t make this game any less enjoyable~.

  • Arcana Wiz

    looks really fun. Wanna it.

  • Max

    I hope we can transfer our purchased songs from the first one into this.

  • Nogib

    Oh man, I piled 50+ hours into the original. This can only be better! Though I hope those are included tracks in that number and not DLC’d to death.

  • Gideon de Groodt

    OH MY GOD—

    Is that Mystic Quest’s very own, Benjamin?! [top-left group picture]
    Awhhh yeah~! :D

  • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

    “It’s got over 200 songs!”~.

  • Tom_Phoenix

    I’m very happy about this announcement. I’m interested in getting Theatrhythm, but I’m not a fan of DLC. Having a release that combines all of the previous songs into a single package plus MORE is very much welcome.

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