Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Rhythm

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call, DLC available for 3DS

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call (3DS) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy is once again summoning players to the battlefield with the melodic tunes of high adventure with Curtain Call. The 3DS exclusive follows up the 2012 original with 221 songs, 60-plus playable characters, the new Versus Mode, and the customizable Quest Medley, which allows players to choose their own party. Songs included are taken from across the franchise’s 26-year history, with Lightning Returns, Type-0, Tactics, and Advent Children being a handful of the titles represented. A list of newly launched and upcoming DLC is also provided below.

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3DS, DLC

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call release date, CE detailed

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call (3DS) LE, Release Date Announcement - Set

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call will be hitting store shelves on September 16. Square Enix also announced that a $69.99 Collector’s Edition will be available alongside the $39.99 standard edition. The premium release is limited to 5,000 copies and will include a branded Collector’s Pouch, a 20-track soundtrack (The Best of Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call), a five-track remixed soundtrack (Remix Selections), and five CollectaCards. The set is only available through Square Enix Online Store. Additionally, a pre-order bonus from Amazon was also announced, with early buyers receiving an upgrade to a Limited Edition version of the game that comes bundled with the Remix Selections CD.

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3DS

Dance, dance! Cosmic DJ now available via Steam Early Access

Cosmic DJ (PC) Steam Early Access Announcement - Screenshot 1

Devolver Digital has added another to Steam’s Early Access library, Cosmic DJ. Developed by Gl33k, the “psychedelic sound design game” puts players behind a set of digital turntables as the Cosmic DJ of Legend, who has been tasked with repairing Jamtennas throughout the galaxy by using a tap-based sequencer and precision grid sequencer. In my mind, one cannot call themselves the Cosmic DJ of Legend until all six levels have been made funky again, but we’re also known for rigorous titling practices. So go forth, and return the rhythm to the galaxy.

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PC News

Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f set to rock PS Vita in early 2014

Hatsune Miku Project Diva f (PS Vita) Announcement - Screenshot 6

Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F’s Western debut on the PS3 is being followed up with a digital release for PS Vita. Due to the successful retail release, Sega will be releasing the handheld version early in 2014. Any details about possible extras were not revealed, but gamers on the go should expect the same digital dance fest as PS3 gamers.

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PlayStation Vita News

(PC Review) Symphony

(PC Review) Symphony

“… provides the kind of thrills that haven’t been seen since the first days of Audiosurf.”

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PC Reviews

Demons’ Score now available for iOS, itching to rock (your soul) out

Demons' Score (Android, iOS) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 2

Some days are pretty average. And then there are those days when you go looking for your missing father and end up unleashing the forces of hell after you run across the Demons’ Score, a program that just so happens to allow demons to possess you. Serenity is having one of those kinds of days. (Insert joke about it probably being a Monday here.) For $6.99, you can help her by downloading the Unreal Engine 3-powered App and seeing the demons off the only way you know how: through rhythm-based combat.

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Apple Handheld

Demons’ Score reveals its weird rocking ways with new video

Square Enix has released a nearly nine-minute video for their upcoming rhythm-based action title for Android and iOS devices, Demons’ Score. The footage offers gamers a chance to get a peek at the possessed heroine Serenity and her mighty tapping powers (and strange familiar) in the game’s opening cinematic and tutorial.

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Android, Apple Handheld

Sound Shapes available on PSN for PS3, PS Vita

Sound Shapes (PS3, PS Vita) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Queasy Games’ rhythm-based platformer Sound Shapes has launched for PS3 and PS Vita. The $14.99 release includes a single-player campaign comprised of five records and 20-plus environments, with gameplay combining traditional platforming with rhythm action, as well as an editor mode that allows for players to create and share custom levels.

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DLC, PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation Vita News

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy regales retail with a jaunty tune

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy (3DS) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Square Enix is getting into the beat today with the launch of Theatrhythm Final Fantasy for the 3DS. The title isn’t just the company’s first foray into the rhythm genre, though, as it’s also the first 3DS title to offer DLC. For adventurers who need more than the 70-plus included tracks, taken from event scenes, field themes, and battle arrangements, eight additional songs, listed below, are available for download.

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3DS, DLC

E3 2012 – Square Enix: Demons’ Score announced for Android, iOS

Demons' Score (Android, iOS) E3 2012 Announcement - Screenshot 1

Square Enix will be launching a new rhythm-based action game this summer for Android and iOS devices, Demons’ Score. As the possessed heroine Serenity, players must battle all matter of hellish demons (with a touch of flair) to aid her in tracking down her missing father.

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Android, Apple Handheld