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 along "more than 70 musical scores spanning 25 years."

Players will tap and drag to the beat of classic Final Fantasy music in modes inspired by "battle," "event" (cutscene), and "field" sequences. Square Enix has dated the release for Summer in both North America and PAL regions. You can relax in the sun this summer, tapping glowing icons over Tidus's face.%Gallery-151254%
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SQUARE ENIX MERGES MUSIC AND ROLE PLAYING GENRES WITH
THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY

First-Ever Music-Themed Title Commemorates FINAL FANTASY Franchise's 25th Anniversary

LOS ANGELES (Mar. 22, 2012) – Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in the Americas, announced THEATRHYTHM™ FINAL FANTASY® (pronounced "theater rhythm") exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system. This year marks the 25th anniversary of FINAL FANTASY, and THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY is the first music rhythm game in the history of the world famous franchise.
Developed by rhythm game veteran indieszero, SQUARE ENIX brings more than 70 musical scores spanning 25 years to THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY. The title features music from key events, lush field themes and decisive battle arrangements.
THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY features a hybrid of music rhythm gameplay with RPG elements. Adorably re-designed heroes from the catalogue of FINAL FANTASY titles will set out on an adventure to combat memorable villains with the rhythmic taps of the player's stylus. Players can:
Revisit their most cherished memories from each FINAL FANTASY title
Strive to achieve the highest ranks in the challenge mode
Collect and share "dark notes," a random music sheet that is riddled with hidden loot within the Chaos Shrine
Seek out crystal shards to unlock hidden characters

Product Summary
Title THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY
Platform Nintendo 3DS handheld system
Genre Music Rhythm Game
Release Date Summer 2012
Related Links
THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY Official website:
www.theatrhythm.com
THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY Official Facebook® Page:
www.facebook.com/theatrhythm
THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY is not yet rated. Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at www.esrb.org for more information about ratings

This article was originally published on Joystiq.