How a song from Final Fantasy Versus XIII made it into Theatrhythm Final Fantasy

By: Erren Van Duine

VersusIn case you didn’t know, Theatrhythm Final Fantasy is due out in North America tomorrow.

As such, the folks over at Siliconera caught up with producer Ichiro Hazama and asked him a few things about the game, including the thoughts behind the decision to include a track from Final Fantasy Versus XIII, a game that has still yet to see any sort of release.

Siliconera: How did you get the Final Fantasy Versus XIII song “Somnus” available as downloadable content? It must have been tough since the game, although it was announced six years ago, hasn’t come out yet.

Ichiro Hazama: A fan like yourself, who have heard the song before would be pleasantly surprised with a Versus XIII tune in the game. The music was announced earlier [through a trailer] and many people have heard the song already. It wasn’t anything too secretive.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy is commemorated as a 25th anniversary title, so we wanted to be a little bit playful by adding this song. When we asked Nomura-san he casually approved it saying, “let’s do it” and that’s how we got it in.

While DLC will be making its way to American shores, the exact schedule hasn’t been confirmed yet or whether or not certain songs, such as Somnus will be excluded.

Take a look below to see the track in question:

Source: Nova Crystallis

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