SQUARE ENIX Merges Music and Role-Playing Genres with Theatrhythm Final Fantasy

LOS ANGELES (Mar. 22, 2012) – Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in the Americas, announced THEATRHYTHM™ FINAL FANTASY® (pronounced “theater rhythm”) exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system. This year marks the 25th anniversary of FINAL FANTASY, and THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY is the first music rhythm game in the history of the world famous franchise.
Developed by rhythm game veteran indieszero, SQUARE ENIX brings more than 70 musical scores spanning 25 years to THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY. The title features music from key events, lush field themes and decisive battle arrangements.
THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY features a hybrid of music rhythm gameplay with RPG elements. Adorably re-designed heroes from the catalogue of FINAL FANTASY titles will set out on an adventure to combat memorable villains with the rhythmic taps of the player’s stylus. Players can:
  • Revisit their most cherished memories from each FINAL FANTASY title
  • Strive to achieve the highest ranks in the challenge mode
  • Collect and share “dark notes,” a random music sheet that is riddled with hidden loot within the Chaos Shrine
  • Seek out crystal shards to unlock hidden characters

Product Summary
Title THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY
Platform Nintendo 3DS handheld system
Genre Music Rhythm Game
Release Date Summer 2012
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THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY is not yet rated. Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at www.esrb.org for more information about ratings.

About FINAL FANTASY
Since the release of FINAL FANTASY in 1987, this unique RPG series continues to showcase the spectacular visuals, highly imaginative worlds and rich stories leading the industry and earning the highest accolades from users around the world. Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the FINAL FANTASY series has achieved a cumulative shipment of over 100 million units worldwide.

About SQUARE ENIX, Inc.
SQUARE ENIX, Inc. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content throughout the Americas as part of the SQUARE ENIX Group. The SQUARE ENIX Group operates a global network of leading development studios and boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property, including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 100 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 59 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 35 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. SQUARE ENIX, Inc. is a U.S.-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of SQUARE ENIX Holdings Co., Ltd.

More information on Square Enix, Inc. can be found at http://www.square-enix.com/na.

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