Japanese Final Fantasy fans will finally be able to get their hands on at least a little piece of Final Fantasy Versus XIII after six years of waiting – in the form of a downloadable piece of music for rhythm title Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy.
The game’s theme song – “Somnus” by Kingdom Hearts composer Yoko Shimomura – is to appear in the 3DS rhythm title as part of an upcoming downloadable update. It’ll be accompanied by “Battle Theme” from FFVI, “Dark Messenger” from FFIX and “Magicians’ Tower” from FFII.
Final Fantasy Versus XIII is the latest title from Tetsuya Nomura, creator of both the Kingdom Hearts series and many of Final Fantasy’s most recognizable characters including Final Fantasy VII’s cast. Announced in 2006, little information on the game has escaped Square Enix HQ since then.
Earlier this month Nomura told Famitsu that a proper reveal for the game – at this point six years old – had been held up, but wouldn’t elaborate why. At least this DLC release seems to hint that some sort of plan is ticking over in the background.
Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy will launch for the 3DS in the West this Summer.