THEATRHYTHM Final Fantasy announced for 3DS


Square Enix has revealed a bizarre new rhythm game for the 3DS in this weeks Shonen Jump.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy. Yes, this is that Final Fantasy themed rhythm game we’ve all been waiting for.

Revealed in this week’s Jump, Theatrhythm Final Fantasy is a “Theater Rhythm Action” game. The game has field scenes set in dungeons and towns, and battle scenes that resemble the side-view battles of older Final Fantasy games. However, everything is played like a rhythm game, where you tap the screen in accordance with prompts.

Needless to say, the game’s music is pulled from past Final Fantasy games. Characters, including the likes of Lightning and Cloud, are also in the game, only they’re shown in cute “chibi” style form.

There seems to be somewhat of a story to the game. Jump says that the classic Final Fantasy characters are fighting to return light to the crystal.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy is currently without a final release date.

Expect a lengthy look at the game in the next issue of Famitsu soon enough. Theatrhythm has been registered by Square Enix in North America and Europe, so it sounds like they may have plans to bring the game outside of Japan.

Rumor: Massive Project Cafe details

First things first, although these rumors may seem almost true (and too good to be true), I kind of get the feeling that some of it may actually be real. However, since we are two days away, I don’t expect anyone to believe this rumor stuff. Several more things such as the controller and games will be posted after the break. I am really excited, I can’t believe we will finally see and hear about the new Nintendo console on Tuesday, and perhaps the true name? 😀

The System
* Uses a custom IBM triple-core CPU running at 3.6GHz per core
* The development kit contains 1gb RAM, but Nintendo have hinted that the console will actually have 1.5gb
* Nintendo will be releasing games that will run 1080p natively. Sources say that with Nintendo’s art style and the power the system has, the games look ‘stunning’.
* The system does run on AMD R700 card, but the architecture is slightly different and the clock speeds are much higher.
* The System resembles JPN/EU SNES machines in color only and not in shape
* The development kit is about the size of a 360, not the console
* Close sources say it’s as if Nintendo is in “damage control” with 3rd party developers.
* Nintendo is trying really hard to get 3rd parties on board to develop games and have offered incentives such as not releasing big-title Nintendo games in holiday seasons to compete against 3rd party titles.
* Nintendo went to many 3rd party developers on guidance on what they were after with the new console in terms of system specs, controller and online system.

Source: QJ.net
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A seiyuu plays Earth Seeker


A Japanese voice actress named Hisako Kanemoto plays the “Mysterious Treasure” quest.

Earth Seeker doesn’t take place on our Earth, the game begins after humans fled the planet in spaceships. One of them crashed and terraformed a planet to become Earth-like, but the damaged craft created monsters like an insect mixed with a railgun. On the planet, you travel with Guardians, natives who will help you in battle if you give them some booze.

I really hope that Earth Seeker gets picked up for western release. I have sent it many times to XSEED Games, and they said they were keeping an eye on it.

Source: Siliconera

Rumor: The Last Story headed to Europe

Our James McWhirter from over at the 3DS Tribe has some juicy gossip for us straight from the London MCM. Upon questioning the Nintendo representatives there this weekend, James was able to learn that we can expect to see The Last Story (Wii) released in Europe! It’s nice to see them change their minds about not releasing it here.

This should be taken with a grain of salt. With E3 just a little over a week away, I fully expect Nintendo to announce it at their conference. There is no way they would spend all of that money localizing big RPGs like Xenoblade & The Last Story and only release them in one territory. However, I can’t see them releasing them that close to each other either. Xenoblade, according to voice actors is headed to Europe & North America in September, although America hasn’t heard an official announcement as of this post.

I’m sure this rumor is likely to be more true than false since the Wii doesn’t have too much of a life left and hardly any scheduled games. Lets just wait for E3 everyone!

Source: JRPG Tribe