Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call will keep the beat going this holiday season as Square Enix announced that a whole slew of new DLC songs will be making their way out West. Even better is the fact that they’ll be arriving quite a bit sooner than you might think.
So how does tomorrow, Christmas Eve, sound for some new tracks to enjoy in your latest Final Fantasy-themed rhythm game? Well, it looks like that’s exactly what we’re getting, as all new DLC announced up to this point for Curtain Call will be dropped off in one big collection, topped with a bow on your 3DS eShop.
Old school rhythm games have made something of a comeback as of late, with titles like Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f2 and even Senran Kagura getting in on the action. There’s another Hatsune Miku game due out for 3DS sometime next year and, earlier this year, Curtain Call revitalized the original Theatrhythm with new modes and about three times as many songs.
If you’ve heard rumors that no further DLC would be coming to the US version of the game, it’s for good reason. A while back, the last of the original Curtain Call DLC released in Japan arrived in the US with a note stating that this would be the last bit of new content for the game. Not a big deal, considering how many songs the game came with and how many additional tracks were released post-launch.
Then we get word that Japan will be getting a four-pack of Bravely Default songs, another game published by Square Enix and boasting an absolutely amazing soundtrack. Needless to say, Western fans began to worry that they’d never get to play these new tracks.
To make matters worse (or better, now that we know the full story), additional Japanese DLC was recently announced for games including games like Final Fantasy XIV, Romancing SaGa, Secret of Mana and Chrono Trigger. Again, these were announced for launch in Japan, with no indication that they’d be coming Stateside.
Thankfully, Square Enix has set the record straight this morning with a press release announcing that all 12 of the new songs will be coming to North America and, even better, they’ll be arriving in just 24 hours’ time. Each of the tracks will be available for a buck Tuesday, Dec. 24, purchasable from within your copy of Curtain Call.
But wait, there’s more! Apparently even this won’t be the last bit of DLC to arrive for the game, and Square Enix has graced us with yet another release date that’s just around the corner. We don’t know what songs will be included, but expect even more reasons to boot up Curtain Call on Jan. 8.