TGS 2011: Final Fantasy Theatrhythm footage dances to the beat

Man, Square-Enix sure does like making Final Fantasy spin-offs more than they like making Final Fantasy games. Today, they released a new trailer for Final Fantasy Theatrhythm, the 3DS rhythm game that will have players tapping, sliding, and slashing their 3DS’s screen to 50 Final Fantasy songs instead of fighting monsters and questing in a giant world with an epic, memorable story. Take a look!

The trailer definitely hits the right notes (pun intended) for pulling at the heartstrings (no pun intended) of Final Fantasy fans. The music-based gameplay overlays footage from classic games, including early 16-bit Final Fantasy adventures as well as cinematics from the more recent entries, but for as misty-eyed as we get watching Squall dance around, we’re even more excited by the sections which appear to be entirely new. Watching adorable characters battle even more adorable enemies while the player taps and slashes at their screen seems utterly delightful, and we can’t wait to take it for a spin. While this definitely isn’t for everyone, gamers with a Cloud poster on their wall and an iPod full of Final Fantasy music will likely find this to be just the thing they need to justify charging their 3DS.

Sep 12, 2011


  • UsernameLoser - September 13, 2011 3:05 p.m.

  • cchen04 - September 13, 2011 3:53 a.m.

    This looks surprisingly okay. I'm a big fan of Ouendan. This won't justify a 3DS purchase alone. But if I do get a 3DS I'll definitely pick this up.
  • taokaka - September 13, 2011 1:30 a.m.

    this looks better than I first expected
  • bonerachieved - September 12, 2011 11:23 p.m.

    this is adorable.
  • Brelston64 - September 12, 2011 6:31 p.m.

    WOW I really want this! Wasn't interested at first but the FFVI boss battle music sold me.
  • fatdog12300 - September 12, 2011 5:57 p.m.

    Do want. I hope it has battle on the big bridge. Also, 50 songs sounds awesome. That justifies the buy for me.
  • soranamineforever - September 12, 2011 5:07 p.m.

    You know, the people working on this game COULD be working on FFVersusXIII. Just letting you guys know.
  • badgraphix1 - September 12, 2011 4:38 p.m.

    I'm looking forward to getting this, but that $40 price tag kind of bothers me (or is it cheaper than that)? I'd get it for $30 in a heartbeat though.
  • EnigmaSpirit - September 12, 2011 4:09 p.m.

    I want to like this game, but THOSE FACES ARE SOULLESS. THEY WILL HAUNT MY DREAMS.
  • Yaro - September 12, 2011 2:28 p.m.

    I have no idea why would I want to play this. =)
  • cubine - September 12, 2011 1:03 p.m.

    This would be cool if it were a Final Fantasy spinoff themed around music. The rhythm game could be the battle system, and the adventure itself could be a less-serious take on typical FF fare.
  • UsernameLoser - September 13, 2011 3:05 p.m.

    Damn, that dog is SO EFFING AWESOME. I'd say the C word, but I'm too cynical.
  • shawksta - September 12, 2011 12:51 p.m.

    INTERESTING, but i would perfer Elite Beat Agents, or Rhythem Heaven, i MIGHT Consider this until a new EBA or RH comes to 3DS

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