Theatrhythm devs open to a Nintendo-themed installment
There's no doubt fans would love this
THEATRHYTHM FINAL BAR LINE is coming to the Switch on February 16th, 2023, and it’s the culmination of all things THEATRHYTHM so far. The game is absolutely exploding with Final Fantasy music, from mainline games to spin-offs and everything in-between. It appears the dev team is considering this installment to be be-all/end-all with the THEATRHYTHM series, but that doesn’t mean there’s no room for spin-offs.
THEATRHYTHM producer Ichiro Hazama and director Masanobu Suzui are doing the rounds with press to talk about THEATRHYTHM FINAL BAR LINE, but they’re also fielding questions about potential future installments. While nothing is set in stone, the duo is indeed open to working with other franchises for unique THEATRHYTHM installments.
In particular, the team has said they would love to work with franchises like Mario, The Legend of Zelda, Fire Emblem and Pokémon. It seems in general, the developers would be keen to work with Nintendo on an installment, and there’s certainly a rich history of music there to play off of. Again, nothing official is underway at all, but let’s hope Nintendo is listening!
As neat a Square/Nintendo crossover rhythm game can be, Nintendo can just revive Elite Beat Agents or make a spin-off of EBA that focuses on Nintendo music only. Like you can play along to a Mario theme and in the background, there could be a mini-story of Mario rescuing Peach from Bowser again.
Do well on a song, Mario gets the power to deal with Bowser. Do bad on a song and Bowser takes over the Mushroom Kingdom. Stuff like that.