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Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call sets the stage later this year on the 3DS

Square Enix has announced that their latest rhythm-based FF title, Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call, will hit the Nintendo 3DS later this year in North America.

This image alone has convinced me to buy 10 copies

Rendered in a miniature, “so cute it hurts” art style, Curtain Call will feature over 200 songs and 60 playable characters from the FF series, spanning from Final Fantasy Tactics to Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. Relive happy memories as you tap your way through key Final Fantasy events, field themes, and battle arrangements.

Ichiro Hazama, producer of Curtain Call, had this to share about the upcoming title:

“Music is an integral part of Final Fantasy. As with the previous title, we wanted to shine the spotlight on that music for fans to re-experience their favorite moments from across the entire Final Fantasy catalog.”

I can't wait to kill this jerk with the power of MUSIC

Gamers can look forward to the following features once Curtain Call releases:

Versus Battle Mode – challenge your friends and strangers to a dance-off.

Quest Medley Mode – choose between short, medium, or long quests and tap away to music from the vast collection of Final Fantasy titles. These quests you choose to embark on can also be shared with buddies.

New Characters – familiar faces make their debut in the Theatrhythm series, including Barret from FF VII and Yuna from FF X-2 (so Hot Pants Yuna instead of Summoner Yuna). Characters from spin-offs also pop up, like Benjamin from Mystic Quest (really?), Ramza from Tactics, and Zack from Crisis Core.

Collecta Crystarium – successful completion of songs and battles will reward your characters with Collecta Cards that boost their stats.

Check out an announcement trailer below, and more details on the game at its website. Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call will retail for $ 39.99. Anyone feeling the rhythm with this one?


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North America tunes in to Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy Curtain Call this year

Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy Curtain Call is marching towards North America later this year priced at $ 40, Square Enix confirmed today. The follow-up to the 2012 3DS rhythm game builds on the original by providing a total of 221 songs and 60 characters…
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Stiq’ Tips: A Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn starter guide

Any MMO can be daunting if you go in blind. Although Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn isn’t nearly as hardcore as FFXI, it still has a few snags that newcomers can hit if you aren’t careful. Since many of you will be jumping in for the first time…
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Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn surpasses 2 million registrations

This week’s PS4 launch of Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn helped the MMO pass the 2 million mark for registered accounts. Square Enix didn’t reveal any hard figures for how many players are exploring Eorzea on PS4, but we know six months ago the…
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Final Fantasy 14 – A Realm Reborn enters second PS4 beta today

The MMOs are coming. Just as The Elder Scrolls Online enters full launch, Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn is prepping for PS4 with the second phase of its beta, and it’s live right now. Just to remind you that it’s completely open to all, and free…
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Square Enix Website Inserts Thief’s Garrett Into Playable Final Fantasy [April Fools' Day]

One nice part of Square Enix owning the Thief license is
they can do fun stuff with it on days like today. If you go to the official Japanese
Thief site
, you will be taken to a Final Fantasy battle where you can only play
as the "Master Thief" class, who has way lower HP than the other classes.

Thief has eight options to choose from, seven of which are steal ('nusumu' in Japanese) and the other one is run away ('nigeru'). With that information, you ought to be able to puzzle your way through, even if you can't read Japanese.

It’s pretty funny as it is, and even more funny if you can read Japanese. There are dozens of lines in Japanese about what the thief
was successful or unsuccessful in stealing. Some of the lines I saw read “You
stole car keys,” “The bike you stole could not run well,” “You stole something
useless!” and “What’s yours is mine.”

[Source: Siliconera]

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Square Enix Holds Final Fantasy X/X-2 Auction For Charity

Square Enix recently helped celebrate the launch of Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster with a charity art exhibit, and art director Yusuke Naora and producer Yoshinori Kitase made an appearance.

As a special surprise to guests, Naora performed a live art demonstration, creating an original piece just for the exhibit. "I usually don't have this many people watching me work, so if my hand gets a little shaky because of nerves, I'd appreciate it if you let it slide," Naora said with a laugh during the demonstration.

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You can check out the video above to hear some of the questions fans asked Naora as he worked, such as whether he would rather have a chocobo or moogle in real life. All of the art from the exhibit, including the original piece created by Naora, is being auctioned off here. The proceeds from the auction will be going towards Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts.

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Final Fantasy IV hits the Amazon App store out of nowhere (just like a randomized battle)

Square Enix has let the world know that their beloved classic, Final Fantasy IV, is now available on the Amazon App store for $ 15.99, for second generation or later Kindle Fire series/ Smartphones and Tablets supporting Android 2.3 or later (I get technical so you gentle readers can make an informed decision!).

Released originally back in 1991 on the SNES as Final Fantasy II and remade IN 3D! for the DS in 2008, Final Fantasy IV remains one of the most popular entries in the FF series, and one of my personal faves.

The Amazon version of FFIV has 3D graphics like the DS release, only optimized for mobile devices, touch screen controls, enhanced audio and voiceovers from the 2006 remake (how many versions of FFIV are there?!), and a difficulty level selection so even newbs can enjoy this blast from the past.

Gamers can download Final Fantasy IV: You Guys Have Been Waiting Forever For This To Hit Android here and can read up on all the Smartphone Final Fantasy titles here. Check out this screenshot with amazing dialogue:


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Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD launch trailer re-reveals the world of Spira

Welcome to Spira, where dreams come alive! Literally! Also, we have killer fashion sense. Again, not being metaphorical here, our dresses give you the power to kill. Whether you’re preparing for a return trip to Spira or visiting for the first time,…
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“The Summoner’s Journey” launch trailer shows off the HD graphics and summons of Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster

Square Enix has just released a launch trailer for Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster. Entitled “The Summoner’s Journey,” it showcases how the graphics for Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2 have been improved, as well as illustrate how awesome and devastating the various Aeons and their Overdrives are.

Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster will release on March 18th for the PlayStation Vita and PS3. Anyone feeling nostalgic to return to Spira? I wasn’t too big on X-2, but watching this trailer reminded me that X has this badass:

So, it seems my hands are tied!


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