I'm sure gamers the world over groaned when they read that Square Enix's first real release for the 3DS--Bust-a-Move Universe doesn't count--will be a Final Fantasy-themed rhythm game.
Although I can understand the reaction, I didn't groan alongside them--especially after I saw the following scan, pulled from the current issue of Japan's Jump magazine.
As for how the game, called Theatrhythm Final Fantasy, will play, here's what Anoop at andriasang.com has to say: "The game has field scenes set in dungeons and towns, and battle scenes that resemble the side-view battles of older Final Fantasy games. However, everything is played like a rhythm game, where you tap the screen in accordance with prompts."
Sounds good to me! The question is: Will the brass at Square Enix have the balls to release the game in the US?
(Via andriasang.com and tinycartridge.com)