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Theatrhythm Final Bar Line

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4
Genre: Rhythm
Publisher: Square Enix
Developer: Indieszero
Release Date: Feb. 16, 2023

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'Theatrhythm Final Bar Line' Playable Nintendo Switch And PS4 Demo Available Later Today

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2023 @ 2:36 p.m. PST

Theatrhythm Final Bar Line is a toe-tapping game that celebrates 35 years of amazing Final Fantasy music through fast-paced, endlessly replayable rhythm-action gameplay.

Theatrhythm Final Bar Line brings together the music of Final Fantasy and other Square Enix games in an audio extravaganza that celebrates some of the best soundtracks in all of gaming.

With 385 tracks as standard, and loads more coming to the game post-launch, plus a wealth of gameplay modes, it’s an absolutely massive package that will thrill Final Fantasy fans, rhythm action aficionados, and… well, basically anyone who loves music.

The new game is a rhythm action game that celebrates 35 years of amazing music from the Final Fantasy series, and beyond.

You’ll put together your dream Final Fantasy party, choosing from 104 characters, and exciting RPG battles play out alongside the rhythm action.

When playing, you’ll push buttons in time with the music to match triggers moving across the screen on three different types of stage, from traversing fields and taking on classic series monsters in battle, to reliving some of the series’ greatest moments.

It sounds simple enough, but like the best games in the genre, it’ll test your dexterity and timing - and your ability to get in tune with the track.

That said, the game is designed to be a game for everyone. Simple to learn controls and up to four difficulty settings mean you can jump in and start having a good time - whether you’re a rhythm-action savant or have the gaming equivalent of two left feet.


We interrupt our regular schedule to bring new some super-exciting news: a free Theatrhythm Final Bar Line demo launches February 1, 2023 on PS4 and Nintendo Switch!

Not only that, but your progress carries over into the full game!

What songs are in the Theatrhythm Final Bar Line demo?

Theatrhythm Final Bar Line is the biggest rhythm action game in the series, with a massive 385 Final Fantasy tracks in the standard edition alone - plus 27 more in the Deluxe Editions. Plus, there will be multiple DLC packs featuring music from other Square Enix series, like NieR, Octopath Traveler, Live A Live, Mana, SaGa and more.

That’s a lot of music, and the demo gives you a generous selection of 30 tracks from that massive playlist.

Music Stages in the game fall into three types:

  • Battle Music Stage (BMS) - Defeat waves of enemies in time to up-tempo battle themes.
  • Field Music Stage (FMS) - Journey forth with a party across themed landscapes with relaxing field music.
  • Event Music Stage (EMS) - Play to the beat against the backdrop of unforgettable scenes from each title.

Here’s which tracks are included in the demo - and the type of stage you’ll play through:

FINAL FANTASY II
  • The Rebel Army (BMS)
  • Battle 1 (BMS)
  • Town (FMS)
  • Main Theme (FMS)
FINAL FANTASY V
  • Main Theme of Final Fantasy V (BMS)
  • Four Hearts (FMS)
  • Battle 1 (BMS)
  • Battle 2 (BMS)
  • Mambo de Chocobo (FMS)
  • Harvest (FMS)
FINAL FANTASY VII
  • Opening - Bombing Mission (BMS)
  • Let the Battles Begin! (BMS)
  • Fight On! (BMS)
  • The Chase (FMS)
  • Main Theme of Final Fantasy VII (FMS)
FINAL FANTASY XIII
  • Defiers of Fate (BMS)
  • Saber’s Edge (BMS)
  • Blinded by Light (BMS)
  • March of the Dreadnoughts (FMS)
  • Desperate Struggle (BMS)
FINAL FANTASY XIV
  • Hard to Miss (BMS)
  • On Westerly Winds (FMS)
  • The Land Breathes (BMS)
  • Serenity (FMS)
  • Torn from the Heavens (BMS)
  • To the Sun (FMS)
  • Nemesis (BMS)
FINAL FANTASY XV
  • Stand Your Ground (BMS)
  • The Fight Is On! (BMS)
  • APOCALYPSIS NOCTIS (Uncovered Trailer) (BMS)

How do I get the Theatrhythm Final Bar Line demo?

The demo will be available to download from 1 February, 2023 (technically 31 January for some parts of the world):

  • Jan 31, 2023: 21:00 PST
  • Feb 1, 2023: 00:00 EST
  • Feb 1, 2023, 00:00 GMT
  • Feb 1, 2023: 01:00 CET
  • Feb 1, 2023: 11:00 AEDT

It’s free, so to get it, simply head over to the PlayStation Store or Nintendo eShop from then to start downloading it.

Is there multiplayer?

There is! Another player can pick up a controller and complete stages locally in Pair Style.

Alternatively, you can head online for exciting Multi Battles where everyone plays together! It’s not just you against the music - you can interfere with the other players’ plans and make clever use of your Burst abilities to turn the tables and grasp victory.

And when the battle’s done, you can exchange ProfiCards!

What if you just want to enjoy listening to the music or watching the movies?

Over the course of playing the game, you’ll earn songs to listen to in the Music Player and movies to watch in Theater mode. It’s a great way to hear the sounds of the series without any pressure - just sit back and let the music wash over you.

And speaking of the music…

What music tracks are included?

The standard game includes 385 carefully selected music tracks from across the whole Final Fantasy series.

That includes pieces from the original Final Fantasy through to Final Fantasy XV in the main series, as well as remakes, spin-offs and various soundtrack CDs.

The full list is not being revealed just yet, but you’ll be able to play iconic songs like One-Winged Angel (Final Fantasy VII), SUTEKI DA NE (Isn't It Wonderful?) (Final Fantasy X), Torn from the Heavens (Final Fantasy XIV Online) and many, many more.

The tracklist expands even further into the Square Enix repertoire within the Season Pass(es) included with the Digital Deluxe and Premium Digital Deluxe Edition. Both of these digital editions also contain an additional 27 songs, including Final Fantasy VIII’s Eyes On Me (we’ll go into more detail on the different editions later in the article).

What will be available as part of the Season Pass?

Numerous additional music track packages will be released for the game after launch as part of the Season Passes, taken from the across the entire library of Square Enix games. These new packs will be released on an ongoing basis after launch - it’s like a concert that never ends!

Season Passes will include tracks from the NieR series, SaGa series, Mana series, The World Ends with You, Octopath Traveler, Live A Live and loads more!

There are three Season Passes, each featuring different titles’ music tracks. Every Season Pass will contain 5 song packs for a total of 30 songs each.

What editions of the game can you get?

Three editions of Theatrhythm Final Bar Line will be available at launch:

  • Standard Edition: Available physically and digitally, this contains 385 sounds from across the Final Fantasy series
  • Digital Deluxe Edition: Contains all songs from the standard edition, plus 27 additional tracks, and Season Pass 1.
  • Premium Digital Deluxe Edition: Contains all songs from the standard edition, plus 27 additional tracks, and Season Passes 1-3.

Digital pre-orders are now available in Nintendo eShop and in the My Nintendo Store on Nintendo.com and will be available later today on PS4.

Theatrhythm Final Bar Line is coming to PS4 and Switch on February 16, 2023.


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