Theatrhythm Final Fantasy took the Final Fantasy series and adapted it to the rhythm genre. Now there seems to be a new Theatrhythm series on the way as Square Enix expands to another one of their franchises.
The next entry in the Theatrhythm series will be Theatrhythm Dragon Quest, Square Enix announced. The game will release in Japan on March 26, 2015. The game will cost 5,800 yen (plus tax). The rhythm action game will be playable at this year’s Jump Festa. A trailer will also debut there. The game will be a part of Square Enix’s Festa lineup, which will include other Dragon Quest titles. The line up includes titles such as Final Fantasy XV, Dragon Quest X Online, Bravely Second, and Final Fantasy Type-0 HD. Jump Festa will take place from December 20th to 21st.
A rhythm based game series, Theatrhythm Final Fantasy was first released in 2012, with a sequel titled Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call, which was released in 2014. The game takes music from the Final Fantasy series, and sets it in a rhythm based game. Players take control of 4 characters from the series and choose a game from the series. Each game has three stages: field, battle, and event. Each stage features different mechanics, and characters level up at the end of a stage. Music and movies can be unlocked, and the difficulty can be changed to suit the player’s skill. The games feature different modes, including a “Series Mode,” a “Challenge Mode,” and a “Chaos Shrine” mode. Curtain Call features over 200 songs, and both games have DLC available, adding even more music.
Theatrhythm Dragon Quest will release for the 3DS on March 26th. Theatrhythm Final Fantasy and Theatrhythm Final Fantasy:: Curtain Call are both available for the 3DS now. More info on the Dragon Quest title will be available soon.