Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call demo waiting in the wings

Europeans can conduct a trial of Theatrhythm Final Final Curtain Call when a demo hits their eShop on Thursday, September 4. We've reached out to Square Enix for word on the same for North America, but given the rhythm game releases in both regions on the same week, it seems likely the demo will hit stateside this week too.

The Japanese demo that was available just ahead of release featured two songs: "Edgar and Sabin's Theme" from Final Fantasy 6 and the piano version of "Those Who Fight" from Final Fantasy 7: Advent Children. Battle, Event and Field categories were playable for both songs, but the new two-player versus mode wasn't.
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Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy Curtain Call

If you'd rather wait for the full game, Curtain Call takes a bow on Western retail shelves soon, starting stateside on September 16 and followed by Europe on September 19. The expanded 3DS follow-up to the first game features more than 200 songs and 60 characters from the Final Fantasy series, all squeezed into familiar touch-based rhythm-action.

Although Curtain Call is the last Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy, Square Enix producer Ichiro Hazama recently reiterated his desire to continue the music series with other franchises.

"Obviously I don't have anything we can announce at the moment but we really would like to move out and go into other titles," Hazama told Planet 3DS. "So you can certainly expect something from Theatrhythm like that in the future."

So, what other Square Enix series would you like to see given the Theatrhythm treatment? We never asked for this until now, but maybe Theatrhythm: Deus Ex, Square Enix?
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CUBEMEN ARMY DESCEND UPON NINTENDO eSHOP FOR Wii U THIS WEEK WITH THE RELEASE OF CUBEMEN 2

Check out a sale on selected The Legend of Zelda series titles – starting this week

1st September 2014 – Check out this week's newest downloadable offerings on Nintendo platforms:
Title Platform Available on Price Point on Nintendo eShop* Further Info Contact
Cubemen 2
(Nnooo) Wii U
(Download) Nintendo eShop from 04/09/14 €7.99 / £6.99 / CHF10.99 Bruce Thomson
bruce.thomson@nnooo.com
Game Description: Cubemen 2 is a fast paced, action packed original 3D realtime strategy game where you use your Cubemen army to defend and attack enemies on or offline in a range of awesome game modes including CTF, Skirmish, Territory, King of the Hill and more. For the multi-player enthusiasts, you can compete in up to 6-player online Solo or Team battles against other humans or AI for the top spot on the global rankings. Host your own online games or join other games in the easy to use game lobby. For those that prefer the single-player experience, Cubemen 2 offers 2 unique single-player game modes plus a Campaign mode, all with online rankings so you can compete against the world's best.
Castlevania III Dracula's Curse (KONAMI) Wii U
(Virtual Console –NES) Nintendo eShop from 04/09/14 €4.99 / £3.49 / CHF7.00 pr@nintendo.co.uk
Game Description: Fight back against Dracula in the third exciting instalment of the highly popular Castlevania franchise! As with the original 'Castlevania', the player's goal is to work their way through deviously challenging levels, but this time there's a difference - when the level ends, you can choose one of two paths to take for a completely different experience! The most innovative feature of this game lies with the spirit companions that the player will meet through the journey. Besides the main character Trevor, who uses the traditional Belmont weapon, the Mystic Whip, as well as a number of items, the player can also strike up a spiritual partnership with any one of three distinctive characters. These include Sypha the imprisoned sorceress, Grant the pirate, who is able to jump high and climb up walls, and Alucard, who is Dracula's son but has a bone to pick with his father. With a range of diverse characters and paths available to choose from, this game boasts incredible replay value, ensuring that each playthrough is a new experience!

If you own this title on your Wii™, perform a system transfer from your Wii to your Wii U™ to receive a special upgrade price.

This is the US version of the game.
Gargoyle's Quest II: The Demon Darkness (CAPCOM) Wii U
(Virtual Console –NES) Nintendo eShop from 04/09/14 €4.99 / £3.49 / CHF7.00 pr@nintendo.co.uk
Game Description: Firebrand the gargoyle returns in this NES™ prequel to the gothic Game Boy™ hit. As a young demon-in-training, Firebrand is entrusted to defeat an evil, dark light that threatens his home. Part platformer, part role-playing game, Gargoyle's Quest II features overhead map-style adventure elements and side-scrolling action elements. Increase Firebrand's abilities as you progress; improving your flying, jumping and magic power. Explore the realm, collect items and battle bosses, and vanquish the ultimate evil!

This is the US version of the game.
European Conqueror 3D (CIRCLE Ent.) Nintendo 3DS
(Download) Nintendo eShop from 04/09/14 €3.99 / £2.99 / CHF4.80 Chris Chau
info@cir-ent.com
Game Description: European Conqueror 3D is a new strategy game set during World War II. In the game, you can order troops to conquer territories such as lands, cities, and oceans. Gather resources, grow in economic power, train troops, destroy your opponents, and capture their capital. Include two modes: Conquest mode and Campaign mode. Conquest mode: choose one of 12 countries that belong to either the Axis Powers or the Allies to dominate Europe. The other countries will be for, against or neutral towards your country.
Mega Man™ Xtreme (CAPCOM) Nintendo 3DS
(Virtual Console –Game Boy Color) Nintendo eShop from 04/09/14 €4.99 / £4.49 / CHF7.00 pr@nintendo.co.uk
Game Description: In Mega Man X's handheld debut, join forces with genius hacker Middy, and X's partner Zero, in cyberspace to destroy a virus that threatens a peacekeeping computer. MEGA MAN Xtreme is an original adventure set in the same worlds as Mega Man X and Mega Man X2. Defeat robotic enemies, obtain new abilities and battle huge bosses. If the going gets tough, summon Zero to help. This original story features two new characters and two new bosses. Plus, by beating the game you'll unlock new stages and surprises!
Rytmik World Music
(Cinemax) Nintendo DSiWare Nintendo eShop from 04/09/14 €1.99 / £1.79 / CHF2.80 Lukas Macura macura@cinemax.cz
Game Description: Rytmik World Music is an application for creating rhythmical and melodic themes and for composing entire songs. Its user interface blends the fast and well-arranged interface of classic drum machines with a flexible pattern interface of popular trackers and a modern sound library. It contains 117 carefully-picked authentic sounds of ethnic drums and percussion, as well as plucked, mallet, bowed and wind instruments, which are complemented by a selection of synth drums, basses and pads, together creating a strong and creative mix of sounds and rhythms for your compositions – not just from the sphere of world music. With Rytmik World Music you can quickly and easily create the basic building stone: an audio clip, which consists of musical notations for up to four instruments that you may transpose. Select their location in the stereo field, and modify their volume, reverse, shuffle (rhythm twist) and polyphony (with extended polyphony handling), plus chorus/widening stereo effect, echo and arpeggiator. You may, arbitrarily, combine up to 128 such clips in four tracks and create complex pieces of music. Rytmik World Music is not only for playing with sounds; in the hands of a skilful musician it can become a serious musical instrument – a surprisingly powerful pocket music station. For the best musical experience, we recommend connecting headphones or a quality speaker system. You'll become the king of the party in no time...
THEATRHYTHM
FINAL FANTASY CURTAIN CALL™ Demo
(Square Enix) Nintendo 3DS (Demo) Nintendo eShop from 04/09/14 Free Adrian Arnese
adriana@square-enix.com
Game Description: Feel the beat in THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY CURTAIN CALL™, a rhythm-action game combining FINAL FANTASY music with RPG elements on Nintendo 3DS and 2DS! This sequel to THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY expands on the original in every way, with over three times as many songs and twice as many playable characters as its predecessor.
Special Offers
Title Platform Available on Price Point on Nintendo eShop* Further Info Contact
The Legend of Zelda™: The Wind Waker HD
(Nintendo) Wii U
(Disc/
Download) Nintendo eShop from 04/09/14 €39.99 / £32.99 / CHF51.90 until 11/09/14 22:59 UTC. Regular price is €59.99 / £49.99 / CHF77.90 pr@nintendo.co.uk
The Legend of Zelda™: Ocarina of Time 3D
(Nintendo) Nintendo 3DS
(Card/Download) Nintendo eShop from 04/09/14 €29.99 / £25.99 / CHF38.70 until 11/09/14 23:59 local time. Regular price is €44.99 / £39.99 / CHF57.90 pr@nintendo.co.uk
The Legend of Zelda™
(Nintendo) Wii U
(Virtual Console -NES) Nintendo eShop from 04/09/14 €3.49 / £2.44 / CHF4.90 until 11/09/14 22:59 UTC. Regular price is €4.99 / £3.49 / CHF7.00 pr@nintendo.co.uk
The Legend of Zelda™
(Nintendo) Nintendo 3DS
(Virtual Console -NES) Nintendo eShop from 04/09/14 €3.49 / £2.44 / CHF4.90 until 11/09/14 23:59 local time. Regular price is €4.99 / £4.49 / CHF7.00 pr@nintendo.co.uk
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link™
(Nintendo) Wii U
(Virtual Console -NES) Nintendo eShop from 04/09/14 €3.49 / £2.44 / CHF4.90 until 11/09/14 22:59 UTC. Regular price is €4.99 / £3.49 / CHF7.00 pr@nintendo.co.uk
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link™
(Nintendo) Nintendo 3DS
(Virtual Console -NES) Nintendo eShop from 04/09/14 €3.49 / £2.44 / CHF4.90 until 11/09/14 23:59 local time. Regular price is €4.99 / £4.49 / CHF7.00 pr@nintendo.co.uk
Ahead of the launch of Hyrule Warriors for Wii U on 19th September, Nintendo eShop is celebrating the Zelda series with discounts on a selection of The Legend of Zelda games every week between 4th and 26th September 2014.

Fans of The Legend of Zelda series can also look forward to a 10% fan discount on Hyrule Warriors from the game's release on 19th September 2014 until 26th September 2014. If a title from The Legend of Zelda series for Wii U or Nintendo 3DS has been downloaded before, Hyrule Warriors can be purchased on Nintendo eShop for just €44.99 / £35.99 / CHF58.40 instead of the regular price of €49.99 / £39.99 / CHF64.90.*

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* One game from the The Legend of Zelda series must have been downloaded from Nintendo eShop before the purchase of Hyrule Warriors. Hyrule Warriors must be purchased from Nintendo eShop on the same Wii U console or with the same Nintendo Network ID linked to the Nintendo 3DS system that the The Legend of Zelda title was downloaded to. Downloads of The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition do not qualify.
Football Up 3D
(EnjoyUp Games) Nintendo 3DS
(Download) Nintendo eShop from 04/09/14 €1.74 / £1.49 / CHF1.99 until 11/09/14 23:59 local time. Regular price is €6.99 / £5.99 / CHF7.99 Julio Moruno
julio@enjoyup.com
Code of Princess
(AGATSUMA) Nintendo 3DS
(Download) Nintendo eShop from 04/09/14 €20.99 / £17.00 / CHF27.00 until 11/09/14 23:59 local time. Regular price is €29.99 / £24.99 / CHF38.90 Matsumura, Rica
rica@agatsuma-games.jp
Sayonara UmiharaKawase
(AGATSUMA) Nintendo 3DS
(Download) Nintendo eShop from 04/09/14 €12.00 / £9.99 / CHF15.00 until 11/09/14 23:59 local time. Regular price is €24.99 / £19.99 / CHF31.90 Matsumura, Rica
rica@agatsuma-games.jp
Super Little Acorns 3D Turbo
(Pixel Toys) Nintendo 3DS
(Download) Nintendo eShop from 04/09/14 €2.49 / £2.49 / CHF3.50 until 11/09/14 23:59 local time. Regular price is €4.99 / £4.99 / CHF7.00 Andy Wafer
andy@pixeltoys.com
WAKEDAS
(CIRCLE Ent.) Nintendo 3DS
(Download) Nintendo eShop from 04/09/14 €1.99 / £1.79 / CHF2.80 until 11/09/14 23:59 local time. Regular price is €2.99 / £2.50 / CHF3.70 Chris Chau
info@cir-ent.com
Witch & Hero
(CIRCLE Ent.) Nintendo 3DS
(Download) Nintendo eShop from 04/09/14 €1.99 / £1.79 / CHF2.80 until 11/09/14 23:59 local time. Regular price is €4.00 / £3.60 / CHF5.60 Chris Chau
info@cir-ent.com
World Conqueror 3D
(CIRCLE Ent.) Nintendo 3DS
(Download) Nintendo eShop from 04/09/14 €3.99 / £3.59 / CHF5.60 until 11/09/14 23:59 local time. Regular price is €4.99 / £4.29 / CHF7.00 Chris Chau
info@cir-ent.com
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This article was originally published on Joystiq.