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Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call announced for North America photo
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call announced for North America
by Dale North

Square Enix's follow-up to Theathrythm Final Fantasy has finally been confirmed for release in North America. That's right: Theathrythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call is coming our way sometime this year, priced at $39.99.

We saw this bigger, better version of Theathythm at Tokyo Game Show last year, and have been hoping for its western release ever since. It's so good! Its 221 awesome songs and 60 playable characters cover all things Final Fantasy, from Final Fantasy Tactics to Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII.

And as for new characters, Ramza, Zack, Yuna, Barret and others show their little tiny faces.

It's not just new songs and characters, though. A new Versus Battle mode lets you go up against friends, and a Quest Medley mode lets you pick your own routes through quests of different lengths. A new Collecta Crystarium system lets you collect cards by winning battles to boost character stats.

I'm so, so ready. Are you?

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1:00 AM on 04.22.2014

Zelda: Ocarina of Time beaten in record-setting 18:40

"I think I talked about Super Smash Bros. Melee for like the first twelve minutes of this [world-record any% run of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time]. That's kind of funny." On Saturday, speedrunner Cosmo set the impress...

Jordan Devore



Twist and shout with your body, Caitlin Cooke and Bounden photo
Twist and shout with your body, Caitlin Cooke and Bounden
by Jonathan Holmes

PAX East was completely bonkers this year. There was a marked decrease in big publisher representation, with Microsoft showing strictly old stuff and Nintendo and Sony bowing out completely. The indies more than made up for it though. In past years there were relatively distinct boundaries between the Indie Megabooth and the rest of the show. This year, it was like the Indie Megabooth was the entire show. It just didn't seem to end. Even when you ventured into booths run by relatively large publishers like Cartoon Network, Adult Swim Games and Devolver Digital, it was still all indie stuff. 

That was a good thing for plenty of reasons, but more than anything, the heavy indie presence this year meant for more games at the show overall. In the space that would have normally been taken up by ten kiosks for the new Mario game, we got the likes of Kero BlasterWoah Dave!, Not a Hero, Tetropolis, Mushroom 11, Y2K, Max Gentlemen, Mewgenics, Videoball and so many more. 

This made it impossible to see everything at the show, but we tried anyway. That's how we ended up with 30 interviews this year, conducted over a day and a half. The video we have here with Bounden, the Twister+Sonic+Ballet game, with hunky developer Adriaan de Jongh (Game Oven) and starlet Caitlin Cooke, is the last of those interviews. We did our best to see everything, but we failed. I was so excited to interview the developers of A Hat in Time, Treachery in Beatdown City, Hotline Miami 2, TransistorGods Will Be Watching, Actual Sunlight, and all the rest, but it didn't happen. Still, the playlist above should give you something of an idea of what it's like to try to meet every available game developer at PAX East 2014, so that's better than nothing. 

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8:00 PM on 04.21.2014

Here's a cheap way to instantly destroy a dropship in Titanfall

Defend the House is doing some mythbusters videos on Titanfall, and in the first two episodes alone I've already picked up a couple of new tactics to adopt. The first is how you can instantly destroy the dropship on the Over...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

2:45 PM on 04.21.2014

Watch an Oculus Rift strip down to its circuitry in Vsauce3 fact video

If you're still down with the clown Oculus Rift and want to stay informed, check out Vsauce3's video featuring five Oculus Rift facts that, as Jake says, "takes it apart piece by beautiful piece." It's a neat clip with some ...

Brittany Vincent

1:45 PM on 04.21.2014

Get your murloc runnin' with Azeroth Choppers

Looking for adventure in whatever comes your way? Of course you are. That means you'll definitely want to watch Azeroth Choppers, an online series via Blizzard where custom motorcycle designer Paul Jr. and two warring teams ...

Brittany Vincent





1:00 PM on 04.21.2014

Epigenesis, the Unreal engine 'Make Something' winner gets new content

Epigenesis has just dropped its "0.2b Update," which adds a new map to the game as well as a full singleplayer mode. The map is called the "Legacy Arena," and comes complete with a mineshaft. For those of you who are wondering what the heck Epigenesis even is, it won the 2013 "Make Something Unreal" contest, and has been in Steam Early Access for some time. Epigenesis [YouTube via Joystiq]

Chris Carter

11:58 AM on 04.21.2014

Best Nintendo commercial this year

HAHAH! Wow, Nintendo. Intense much? Gotta love those lyrics, too.  By the way, I'm playing Kirby: Triple Deluxe and it's fantastic. You'll see when it comes out next month for 3DS.

Dale North

11:30 AM on 04.21.2014

Final Fantasy Agito. For smartphones. Free-to-play. In Japan

Square Enix shared a new trailer on their Japanese YouTube channel this morning for Final Fantasy Agito. It's coming to iOS and Android in Japan as a free-to-play title this May. The new trailer looks lovely, but  :/

Dale North

8:30 AM on 04.21.2014

Stop-motion rhythm game inSynch has my toe tappin'

Them Games Studio says that their upcoming game, inSynch, falls somewhere between a rhythm game and a musical instrument. Its gameplay is simple: it has you popping up objects that roll in from the four corners of the screen...

Dale North

7:00 AM on 04.21.2014

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate continues to look great on the 3DS

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (4G in Japan) is on its way over here in "early 2015," and you can get a glimpse of what's to come in a new video straight from Capcom. At first the trailer starts off all serious, with high stakes ...

Chris Carter

10:00 PM on 04.20.2014

Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day out now in Europe

Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day arrived in Europe over the weekend. Developed by Tokyo Jungle studio Crispy's and Grasshopper Manufacture, the PlayStation 3 title serves as the final installment to anime legend Katsuhiro ...

Kyle MacGregor

5:00 PM on 04.20.2014

Watch some glorious Star Citizen gameplay footage

Chris Roberts and his team on Star Citizen were at PAX East to show off Star Citizen's dogfighting module. You may have watched this footage already, but now it's in super hi-def and the crowd isn't totally drowning out the audience this time around either. I need this game all over me.

Hamza CTZ Aziz

3:00 PM on 04.20.2014

Here's 30 minutes of Wolfenstein: The New Order gameplay

Bethesda hosted a livestream recently showing off about 30 minutes of Wolfenstein: The New Order gameplay. This was the demo fans got to play during PAX East, but now you can watch it yourself thanks to the power of the worl...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

2:00 PM on 04.20.2014

Checking in with Renegade Kid on Moon, Cult County, and more

Holmes had an extra long interview with Renegade Kid's Jools Watsham during PAX East, and it covers all the games the small studio is currently working on. It's a nice showcase of every thing they got going on, and biggest of all is Cult County. It's their upcoming survival horror game, and there's just under two weeks left on their Kickstarter.

Hamza CTZ Aziz

12:00 PM on 04.20.2014

Video Games Live returning to Los Angeles for E3

Video Games Live is still going strong, and one of their next major shows is to be held in Los Angeles, just in time for E3. The musical concert will be held on June 11 at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live, and confirmed guests in...

Hamza CTZ Aziz