Japan's Jump magazine has revealed yet another Final Fantasy spin-off in the works, this time one that actually sounds interesting. Theatrhythm has a typically stupid Square Enix name, but it sounds like a cool idea, and it'll be coming to the 3DS.
The so-called "Theater Rhythm Game" portrays retro side-view battle screens with chibi-esque characters duking it out. The flow of battle is determined not by commands, however, but by tapping the touchscreen in time with the music. The music is taken from a range of past Final Fantasy titles, so the nostalgic will be quite happy.
If they pick up all the classic tunes, this could be a pretty cool game. I'm actually surprised nobody thought of it before, what with the FF series having some astounding music.
3DS Final Fantasy Rhythm Game Announced [andriasang]