Sometimes it's good to know things are as they were. The feeling summarized my brief experience with Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call, a new version of the 3DS rhythm game that draws memorable music from Square's biggest role-playing games.
The Tokyo Game Show demo played host to 20 of the encore's 200 songs, including newbies like the jazzier Advent Children version of "One Winged Angel," the remixed FF13 battle music from Lightning Returns, and tunes from FF14 and Type-O.
There was no sign of the new two-player versus mode, sadly, despite the abundance of 3DS units at Square Enix's booth. That said, a new trailer suggests it's tied to disrupting the other player by affecting the notes coming their way, and it certainly looks frantic.
In terms of what fans can expect, at its core this looks to be the same Theatrhythm they know and love. The UI and in-game notes look a bit shinier, there are new enemies and likely heroes - the inclusion of Dagger from FF9 suggests the IOS-exclusive characters will make their way across - and we'd expect there are at the least some similar tweaks to the game's RPG side. On that last point Famitsu (via Polygon) notes there'll be collectible cards that can boost characters' attributes, along with a 'quest medley' hybrid mode that mixes the field and battle music into one.