Final Fantasy arrives on Nintendo 3DS

FFXIII Lightning

Square Enix’s JRPG behemoth is due to arrive on Nintendo 3DS… but not as you know it.

To be known as ‘Theatrhythm Final Fantasy,’ long-term fans of the series may be slightly perturbed to discover that this latest entry is described as being a theater rhythm-action game.

The title will use field scenes set in dungeons and towns alongside battle scenes that will resemble the side-view battles of early titles within the Final Fantasy series. The key difference, of course, is that this is a rhythm game – requiring the player to tap the screen in response to on-screen prompts.

Naturally, the music will comprise of classics from the series and characters will include key figures such as Lightning and Cloud. A narrative will also feature, with the gathered Final Fantasy characters fighting to return light to a crystal.

No word on an estimated release date yet for Japan or western audiences, but it’s certainly an intriguing concept!

[Thanks, Andriasang]

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