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Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy Soundtracks Now Available on iTunes

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Playing the game is a more fun way to listen, though

Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy is a notable part of the 3DS library for fans of rhythm-based games, as it combines some memorable music with solid, intuitive controls. For keen fans of the Final Fantasy franchise, meanwhile, it's probably one the most treasured titles in their collection.

The title also saw release on Apple's iOS service; despite having a lower price of admission, actually playing through and enjoying all of the music is actually a fair bit less expensive with the 3DS game, with the smartphone equivalent demanding more regular payments. Either way, the more you play, the more fantastic music — and gameplay challenge — you can enjoy.

If you're not a fan of tapping and swiping a stylus to music, or simply want to listen to the soundtracks whenever you like, Square Enix has today released four albums containing the music from the game. They're divided up by the title's different challenges modes: Event (EMS), Field (FMS), Battle (BMS) and Chaos Shrine variants. Simply searching for Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy on your regional iTunes should bring them up, with the current cost of $8.97 in the US, and £7.67 in the UK (the Chaos Shrine album is £7.99).

As anyone who knows the game can say, this ultimately represents a "best of" collection of Final Fantasy soundtracks from number 1 to 13 in the series. Certainly worth considering, though if you like the sound of it and don't yet own the 3DS game, that's something that may be worth changing in the near future.

Are any of you interested in picking up these soundtracks?

[via joystiq.com]

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User Comments (14)

Flowerlark

#1

Flowerlark said:

Ooooh, I'll have to pick these up sometime! LOVED Theatrythm, but was always slightly annoyed that I was too intent on playing to really appreciate the music.

ErnisDy

#2

ErnisDy said:

Funny coincidence that after few month break I've started to play theatrhythm today.

Wilford111

#3

Wilford111 said:

I'd love to get these soundtracks! I was actually looking for them a while back and was surprised because I couldn't find them...

AlexSora89

#5

AlexSora89 said:

I'm proud to own the game already for the fact it brought many FF characters, elements and mythology to Nintendo consoles alone (One-Winged Angel on a Nintendo console is literal music to my ears); then there's all the other stuff, including the small detail it's a damn fine game on its own right.

That said, the Final Fantasy series, what with being mostly composed by Nobuo Uematsu, is usually good enough to justify its own purchase; even better when you've got a good RPG along with the music... and even better when you make a good rhythm game out of already good music.

ueI

#7

ueI said:

@Red_Acteur_2 I just checked, and the iTunes tracks ARE the complete versions, or at least they are longer. The albums don't contain opening, ending, DLC, or iOS exclusive songs, however. I am not one to buy songs from iTunes, but I'm glad to learn that these nice soundtracks are now available.

Osc-Sync

#12

Osc-Sync said:

I have almost all these songs anyway, so I won't be buying these, but it's still nice to know that people can buy them...although 'Battle with Seymour' is good enough to buy twice!

CanisWolfred

#13

CanisWolfred said:

I highly disagree - I'd rather have and listen to the soundtrack than play a bland rhythm game.

WiiLovePeace

#14

WiiLovePeace said:

You can just play the songs in 'museum' then 'music player' if you've unlocked them for listening to. Stick some headphones in & you can even listen to them with the 3DS closed :D There's just so much content in this game & it's really fun & challenging to boot.

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