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Plan your nostalgia with Theatrhythm DLC schedule

The first Theatrhythm DLC (and, by extension, the first 3DS DLC) arrived in North America last week. Square Enix continues to support the rhythm-playing game with four weekly tracks, announcing the releases for today and the following two weeks. Today's DLC brings something truly special: "Somnus" ...

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Why Theatrhythm is a celebration of not only Final Fantasy, but an entire genre

This is a column by Kat Bailey dedicated to the analysis of the once beloved Japanese RPG sub-genre. Tune in every Wednesday for thoughts on white-haired villains, giant robots, Infinity+1 swords, and everything else the wonderful world of JRPGs has to offer. When I put together my Mt. Rushmore of...

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First Theatrhythm DLC for North America includes eight new old songs

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy launches today, and Square Enix has already revealed the first round of DLC for North America. Eight songs will be available for 99 cents each (the list is after the break), with the purchase option available from a link in the 3DS game's title screen. Square Enix did not...

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Theatrhythm Final Fantasy review: More fun to play than to say

I'm probably alone in feeling this way, but for me Final Fantasy is at its best when it puts the melodrama aside and embraces a sense of fun. Sometimes – not often – a Final Fantasy will acknowledge the ridiculousness of its characters and setting, and just give you a quest about chocob...

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Theatrhythm franchise could cross Square Enix properties

There's a reason Theatrhythm received top billing in Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy, as the game could expand into a series beyond the Final Fantasy franchise. Ichiro Hazama, producer at Square Enix's 1st Production Department, told us the publisher has plenty of intellectual properties where the formu...

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Nintendo Direct time travels with news tonight, tomorrow, yesterday

Nintendo Direct, the all-Nintendo-news, some-of-the-time video series from official Nintendo headquarters, is hitting the airwaves tonight. Technically, it's noon EST tomorrow, April 21, but folks in the US can expect announcements from the Japanese feed starting at 8:30 p.m. PST tonight, Friday, A...

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Pre-order Theatrhythm for adorable stylus, and adorable stickers to put on it

To assist with the intense Active Keeping-Time Battle system (you can have that for free, Square) in Theatrhythm Final Fantasy, Square Enix is bundling the lovely "gripped stylus" seen above with pre-orders in North America. To adorn the disc at the top of the stylus, you also get a set of 17 stic...

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Theatrhythm Final Fantasy taps in July 3

Theatrhythm (pronounced as two words: theater and rhythm): Final Fantasy (also, two words) will make its way to North American shelves on July 3. Square Enix reiterated that the title will launch with 70 scores spanning 25 years of the Final Fantasy franchise. PAX East attendees can check the 3DS g...

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Sample Final Fantasy Versus XIII music in Theatrhythm DLC form

Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy isn't just about celebrating Final Fantasy games of the past. New DLC coming to Japan this week features a song from a game that isn't even out yet. One of the four songs coming April 4 is "Somnus" from Final Fantasy Versus XIII -- making that song the first actual part ...

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Theatrhythm Final Fantasy serenades the west this summer

The adorable Final Fantasy rhythm-action game for 3DS is coming to North America and Europe. And yes, it's still called Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy ("pronounced 'theater rhythm,'" Square Enix explains.) The publisher announced plans to localize the franchise-celebrating music game today, bringing al...

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