Square-Enix’s rhythm-action 3DS title Theatrhythm Final Fantasy releases on Nintendo’s stereoscopic handheld this Friday, and to celebrate, the first batch of additional songs will also be going up on the 3DS store.

There will be eight new tracks on the store, each costing 90p, and those tracks are:

  • Battle Theme I (Final Fantasy II – BMS)
  • The Final Battle (Final Fantasy IV – BMS)
  • In Search of Light (Final Fantasy V – FMS)
  • Cosmo Canyon (Final Fantasy VII – FMS)
  • Ride On (Final Fantasy VIII – FMS)
  • A Fleeting Dream (Final Fantasy X – FMS)
  • Fighters of the Crystal (Final Fantasy XI – BMS)
  • Fighting Fate (Final Fantasy XIII – BMS)

(BMS denotes ‘Battle Music Stage’ in-game, FMS denotes ‘Field Music Stage’)

Of these tracks, I’m mostly looking forward to Final Fantasy X and XIII‘s entries. ‘A Fleeting Dream’ plays during the party’s trip through the Zanarkand Ruins, and is uninterrupted by encounters, playing straight through battles.

Final Fantasy XIII‘s typically epic ‘Fighting Fate’ plays during the typically epic confrontations with the fal’Cie Barthandelus. Being very chorus-led, it will be interesting to see how it will be incorporated into a rhythm-action game.

And as soon as I express that sentiment, I’ve found a Japanese trailer for the content on youtube that seems to suggest it’ll merely stick to the beat. You can also see Cagnazzo turn up in the footage of FFIV‘s ‘The Final Battle’!

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy is set to be the first 3DS game to support paid downloadable content, and there are apparently more than fifty extra tracks set to appear for the game. If they’re all going to be priced at 90p a track and released at a steady rate, then I can see myself downloading the lot!

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