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Square Enix has created three Theatrhythm games. We’ve seen two based on Final Fantasy, and the Japanese-only entry for Dragon Quest. If recent comments from Square Enix’s Ichiro Hazama are anything to go by, the series won’t be stopping there.

Hazama commented about the future of Theatrhythm in this month’s issue of Nintendo Dream. He spoke about wanting to keep the franchise going in his New Year’s greeting, in which he mentioned:

“This is Hazama from Square Enix. Last year at this place, I said ‘we’ll keep continuing Theatrhythm from hereafter too!’. Well then, I wonder how about next year[‘s continuity]. Personally, I still want to continue, and everyday I have been devising various plans. I’m full with a feeling to do something to make it happen, so I’ll be glad if you can wait with anticipation. With that being said, please keep supporting [the series] as usual from hereafter too!”

I’d personally be up for a Nier-only Theatrhythm, but that’s probably unlikely to happen. Something like Theatrhythm Kingdom Hearts might be more realistic!

Theatrhythm producer Ichiro Hazama stated in an interview with German website Planet3DS recently that he’d like to see the Theatrhythm formula brought in to other franchises. Curtain Call will be the last in the series to feature Final Fantasy music and he’s looking for potential avenues for the future of the series. Here’s the quote:

From my personal view, I really like what we’ve created here – the Threatrhythm series and the type of game. And yes, even though this is the end of Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy, I really don’t want to bring the Theatrhythm series as a whole to an end. Obviously I don’t have anything we can announce at the moment but we really would like to move out and go into other titles. So you can certainly expect something from Theatrhythm like that in the future.

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Square Enix has made two Theatrhythm games thus far, both of which are completely Final Fantasy-oriented. Where can the series go from here – if anywhere?

While not at all confirmed, Theathrhythm producer Ichiro Hazama recently hinted to GameSpot that other series could be considered. He said that he’s “thinking about other titles with music that we produce”. Make of that what you will!

“This is just my own broad thinking, but we’re probably going to draw the line on Final Fantasy. This will be the last Theatrhythm featuring Final Fantasy. I’m thinking about other titles with music that we produce, we can do something with that.”


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