3DS title to require screen tap prompts in sync with Final Fantasy tunes.
Apart from being a big RPG franchise, the Final Fantasy series has been known for its music, compositions and live orchestra tribute performances like the Dear Friends and Distant Worlds concerts. In that context, it seems fitting that Square Enix recently announced that a rhythm game based on the Final Fantasy series' music is in the works for the Nintendo 3DS, according to a recent issue of Japanese magazine Weekly Shonen Jump (translated by Siliconera).
The game will be called Theatrhythm Final Fantasy and is labeled as a "theater rhythm action" title. Players will have to tap the 3DS touchscreen in accordance to the beat of a selected song while the top screen displays field scenes and side-view battle scenes set in Final Fantasy locales. The game's art style will be colorful and reminiscent of the style used in Square Enix's mobile Kingdom Hearts titles.
A release date for the title has yet to be announced. For a recent feature involving music from a Final Fantasy title, check out GameSpot's recent Sound Byte article.