Theatrhythm Final Fantasy could become a series?
No, not multiple music games about Final Fantasy in particular, but equivalents for Square Enix’s one titles according to a recent interview with Ichiro Hazama on the website Silicon Era. His original words are below:
[Laughs.] Personally, I hope this will be come a series, but Theatrhythm Hitman will probably be really far off. There are many series that I would want to work on for Theatrhythm. Dragon Quest has a lot of music and Kingdom Hearts would be wonderful to do if it’s possible. I’m not to familiar with the Eidos collection, but Tomb Raider has a long history so it must have a great collection of songs. That might be fun.
So we could theoretically get a similar type of game for Dragon Quest, Kingdom Hearts or even Tomb Raider. Just don’t expect one for the Hitman series just yet.
Still, I have to say this is good news. Theatrhythm Final Fantasy was a really well received games which received some excellent review scores, and something like that could easily work for a quite a few series. How about a Secret of Mana/Seiken Densetsu music game? A Romancing Saga series music game (that’s got Final Fantasy Legend and the Romancing Saga series to draw influence from)? Even the likes of Live a Live are owned by Square, and that has some pretty catchy music:
But let’s look outside Square for a minute. We’ve always needed some proper music games based on other series, right? Some Nintendo ones would be neat, especially given how DDR Mario Mix was hardly the most interesting and Donkey Konga barely even referenced the series it was supposedly based on. Mario, Zelda, Pokemon, Kirby, Donkey Kong… all could work well for a series like this. For third parties, so could Sonic, Castlevania or Mega Man.
Imagine high quality remixes of music like this:
In such a game? I think it could be a pretty good idea.
So yes, here’s hoping Square decides to make this a series, there’s a lot of classic music they could and a lot of awesome moments in older games they could reference in such a series. Heck, however about Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Chrono Trigger edition?