Theatrhythm: Final Bar Line details game modes, DLC, characters, more

Theatrhythm: Final Bar Line

Publisher Square Enix and developer indieszero shared new details and media for Theatrhythm: Final Bar Line, showcasing its game modes, content, DLC, and more.

Here’s the new info and media for the recently announced music/rhythm game:

Theatrhythm: Final Bar Line basics: Features

With 385 songs, this installment has the most tracks in the history of the series! The total jumps to 502 songs when including the DX version and add-ons!

  • Songs Included In-Game: 385 Songs
  • DX Ver. Exclusive: 27 Songs
  • DLC add-ons: 90 Songs
  • Total Songs: 502

Theatrhythm: Final Bar Line includes 167 new songs!
*Compared to THEATRHYTHM FF CURTAIN CALL, 3DS, released in 2014.

Examples of new songs

  • FFXIV Through the Maelstrom
  • FFXIV Heroes
  • FFXV APOCALYPSIS NOCTIS (Uncovered Trailer)
  • FFXV Valse di Fantastica
  • FFVII REMAKE: One-Winged Angel – Rebirth
  • FFVII REMAKE: Tifa’s Theme – Seventh Heaven

Add-on content includes various tracks from popular Square Enix titles!

104 characters appear from throughout the FF series!

Theatrhythm: Final Bar Line basics: Gameplay

Press and tilt to the rhythm!

When the Triggers on screen overlap with a Trigger Mark, make your move!

The red, yellow, and green circles are called “Triggers”. When they overlap with the white circles to the right of the screen called “Trigger Marks”, make a well-timed move with a button or stick!

Simple controls make for intuitive gameplay that anyone can pick up.

Theatrhythm: Final Bar Line difficulty options

There are three difficulty levels to choose from for each piece of music: Basic / Expert / Ultimate. In addition, about 1/3 of the songs offer the highest difficulty level, ”Supreme”!

Additional Information

  • Touch Trigger: Press a button
  • Slide Trigger: Move the setick in the direction of the arrow. Use two sticks for two arrows.
  • Hold Trigger: Hold a button for the duration fo the Trigger and let go at the end.
  • Hold-Slide Trigger: Hold a button for the duration of the Trigger, and move the stick in the direction of the arrow at the end.

Theatrhythm: Final Bar Line basics: Game Modes

Three Types of Music Stages

BMS BATTLE MUSIC STAGE – Defeat waves of enemies in time with up-tempo battle music!

FMS FIELD MUSIC STAGE – Journey forth with your party to relaxing field music!

EMS EVENT MUSIC STAGE – Play to the beat against a backdrop of unforgettable scenes from each title!

Series Quests

An all-new gameplay mode

Choose from your favorite titles! – Relive a total of 29 past titles and unlock their songs as you go.

Acquire characters! – Characters associated with each title will join your team.

Advance through the map by clearing each stage! – Each song also has its own quest, such as “Defeat 10 ‘Bomb’ enemies,” and songs cleared in this mode are unlocked to play in Music Stages.

Theatrhythm: Final Bar Line characters and party formation

Form a party with your favorite characters!

You can have up to four characters of your choosing in your party.

Theatrhythm: Final Bar Line

Abilities / Summons

You can set up to three abilities for each character. There are various types of abilities, including attack and healing, as well as character-specific abilities.

Call forth summons in a BMS by setting a summonstone. Summonstones come with random bonus effects. Try to get your favorite summons with better and better effects!

Additional Information for Theatrhythm: Final Bar Line

In addition to characters and summons, you can also change moogle styles and airships. Neither affects your stats or gameplay, so set whichever moogle and airship you think looks best.

A total of 104 characters appear from the Final Fantasy series!

Characters can be obtained by unlocking their associated title in Series Quests. You can also obtain enemy characters by clearing the final stage for each title! The characters include:

Final Fantasy I

  • Warrior of Light
  • Princess Sarah
  • Garland

Final Fantasy III

  • Onion Knight
  • Cid
  • Cloud of Darkness

Final Fantasy V

  • Bartz
  • Lenna
  • Galuf
  • Faris
  • Krile
  • Gilgamesh
  • Exdeath

Final Fantasy VII

  • Cloud
  • Tifa
  • Aerith
  • Barret
  • Red XIII
  • Yuffie
  • Vincent
  • Sephiroth

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII

  • Zack

Final Fantasy VII Advent Children

  • Cloud #2
  • Tifa #2

Final Fantasy IX

  • Zidane
  • Vivi
  • Garnet
  • Eiko
  • Kuja

Theatrhythm: Final Bar Line versions & content

The Music Packs in each Season Pass will be released sequentially, approximately every 2-3 weeks after the release of the main game. Please check the official THEATRHYTHM FINAL BAR LINE website for the songs included and release schedule.

Standard Edition – $49.99 / €59.99

  • Includes 385 Songs
  • 385 songs included in main game

Digital Deluxe Edition –  $79.99 / €89.99

  • Includes 442 Songs
  • 385 songs included in main game
  • 27 exclusive songs
  • 30 songs in DLC Season Pass 1

Premium Digital Deluxe Edition –  $99.99 / €109.99

  • Includes 502 Songs
  • 385 songs included in main game
  • 27 exclusive songs
  • 90 songs in DLC Season Pass 1-3

SEASON PASS 1 – $14.99 / €14.99

Includes 5 Music Packs. 30 Songs Total

  • SaGa Series Pack (7 songs)
  • LIVE A LIVE Pack (4 songs)
  • The World Ends with You Series Pack (6 songs)
  • NieR Series Pack (5 songs)
  • SaGa Series Pack Vol. 2 (8 songs)
  • Includes 5 Music Packs
  • 30 Songs Total

SEASON PASS 2 – $14.99 / €14.99

Includes 5 Music Packs. 30 Songs Total

  • NieR Series Pack Vol. 2 (6 songs)
  • CHRONO TRIGGER&CHRONO CROSS Pack Vol. 2 (6 songs)
  • Mana Series Pack (7 songs)
  • OCTOPATH TRAVELER Pack (5 songs)

SEASON PASS 3 – $14.99 / €14.99

Includes 5 Music Packs. 30 Songs Total

  • SaGa Series Pack Vol. 3 (7 songs)
  • Mana Series Pack Vol. 2 (6 songs)
  • Xenogears Pack (3 songs)
  • ????? Pack (6 songs) *TBA
  • ????? Pack (8 songs) *TBA

Theatrhythm: Final Bar Line is set to launch on February 16th, 2023 across Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.

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