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Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call coming to North America in 2014

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Rhythm role-playing game Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call, the sequel to Nintendo 3DS music title Theatrhythm Final Fantasy, will launch in North America this year, Square Enix announced today.

Curtain Call retains the original game's miniaturized art-style and includes 60 characters from players to choose from, including newcomers from series spin-off titles like Final Fantasy 7: Advent Children, Final Fantasy Tactics and Final Fantasy Mystic Quest, as well as more recent games, including Lighting Returns: Final Fantasy 13 and massively multiplayer online RPG Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn. The game will also feature more than 200 tracks from titles spanning the entire Final Fantasy franchise.

The sequel features a Quest Medley mode, in which players can build and battle through their own playlist of Final Fantasy songs, as well as a Versus Battle Mode in which players can go head-to-head to see who can get get the highest score. Curtain Call also features a stat-boosting system called the Collecta Crystarium, which rewards players for clearing songs with Collecta Cards that bolster character attributes.

"Music is an integral part of Final Fantasy," Theatrhythm producer Ichiro Hazama said in a press statement. "As with the previous title, we wanted to shine the spotlight on that music for fans to re-experience their favorite moments from across the entire Final Fantasy catalogue."

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call will launch for Nintendo 3DS and cost $39.99 later in 2014, while the title will be released in Japan this week. The original Theatrhythm Final Fantasy launched in North America in summer 2012 — check out Polygon's review for more details on how to play.