Square Enix has a new Final Fantasy game for Nintendo 3DS, but it’s quite different from the other games in the series.
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy, as seen in this week’s issue of Jump, is a theater rhythm action game. Players will explore dungeons, towns, and battle enemies in traditional Final Fantasy style… but everything in Theatrhythm Final Fantasy plays like a music game. You use the stylus to tap and hold notes while fighting behemoth, for example.
Expect popular songs and characters from the entire Final Fantasy series to appear in Theatrhythm Final Fantasy. A screenshot shows Kingdom Hearts avatar versions of Cloud, the Warrior of Light, Lightning, and Onion Knight. Kind of looks like a musical version of Dissidia: Final Fantasy, doesn’t it?
Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy is coming to Nintendo 3DS, but Shonen Jump did not specify a release date. Square Enix has not said anything about a North American release, but we spotted a trademark for Theatrhythm a few weeks ago before the announcement.