THEATRHYTHM THURSDAY: THEATRHYTHM FINAL BAR LINE is out!The warmup is over and we’re ready to start the main performance! THEATRHYTHM FINAL BAR LINE takes the stage on PS4 and Nintendo Switch today!
Here’s some news that should be music to your ears: THEATRHYTHM FINAL BAR LINE is out now on PS4 and Nintendo Switch!
This marvelous musical masterpiece brings together some of the greatest video game music of all time and raises the bar (line) for rhythm action games. Not only does it feature a massive 385 FINAL FANTASY tracks to play through in the base game, there are songs from other Square Enix games coming as DLC!
Sounds good, right? It’s an absolutely massive package that will thrill FINAL FANTASY fans, rhythm action aficionados, and… well, basically anyone who loves music.
Read on, and we’ll tell you all about it.
What is THEATRHYTHM FINAL BAR LINE?
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.
Which we guess would be two left thumbs?
What tracks are in the game?
There are a massive 385 tracks in the base game, taken from dozens of different FINAL FANTASY games. The Digital Deluxe Edition also has an additional 27 tracks - plus Season Pass 1, which adds 30 more!
The game features many amazing tracks, from famous hits like One-Winged Angel and Battle at the Big Bridge, to some you may be listening to for the first time.
You can see the full base game track list here:
What modes are in the game?
The game has multiple different ways to play including:
Series Quests: Advance through a total of 29 titles, clearing quests and unlocking characters and playable songs.
Music Stages: Play the music you've acquired to your heart's content and attempt to get a high score! You can also play with Simple Style controls, which use only a single button, or Pair Style, which lets you play co-op with two players on one screen.
Multi Battle: Up to four players can face off in online multiplayer matches.
Museum: Peruse and enjoy the music, videos, and various collections you've acquired. You can also check detailed play records.
How does the multiplayer work?
Playing THEATRHYTHM FINAL BAR LINE with others is really fun, and there are a few options to do so.
You can take the game online in Multi Battle. In this mode, you and your opponent(s) will play the same track and try to get the best score. As you play, you’ll fill a Burst Gauge - when complete, you’ll unleash a special move that can hinder your opponent.
For example, the Fat Chocobo can appear to block their view, or you’ll freeze their points so that only perfect hits count. Of course, your rival can also do this to you, making for tense, exciting and funny competitions.
If you’re more into working with someone than against them, you can also play together on the same console with Pair Style Mode. This splits the stave into two parts, allowing both players to play a song together.
How do I get THEATRHYTHM FINAL BAR LINE?
The game is out now for PS4 and Nintendo Switch. Three editions are available:
Standard Edition: Available physically and digitally, this contains 385 songs 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.
Click the links below to get the game:
There’s also a free demo available that lets you play through 30 tracks from the game, including some beloved songs from FINAL FANTASY II, FINAL FANTASY V, FINAL FANTASY VII, FINAL FANTASY XIII, FINAL FANTASY XIV and FINAL FANTASY XV!
Your progress even carries over to the full game!
We hope you enjoy the musical mayhem of THEATRHYTHM FINAL BAR LINE! It’s a wonderful celebration of FINAL FANTASY, Square Enix and videogame music, and we can’t wait for you to experience it! Perhaps we’ll see you online in Multi Battle!
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