Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy On iOS Is A Free Download With Paid Songs

By Ishaan . December 12, 2012 . 7:29am

Yep, Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy is headed to iOS devices. There’s a listing for the game on the iTunes App Store in New Zealand, where it will be available today as a free download with paid song downloads. The rest of the world will probably see it soon, too.


Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy on iOS adds a new Quest Medley mode. In this mode, each quest is made up of a single field and battle sequence, and each time you play, you face different songs with different difficulties and rewards.


Square Enix have also added a mode that lets you compose your own music. You can compose your own scores and share them with other players, and Square say to look out for compositions from the developers, too.


As mentioned above, Theatrhythm on iOS is a free download. The base app won’t cost you anything, but you will be required to purchase songs and characters to play with.


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  • Shane Guidaboni

    No one was surprised.

  • Tylor Makimoto

    I mean, really. Who didn’t see this coming?

  • KingGunblader

    I’ll stick with the 3DS version… especially considering that I’ve already spent like 40 bucks on the DLC songs.

    • Jesse Thompson

      Exactly! I’ve made this point on other posts as well. Why in the world would anyone go for this app considering almost everyone who would want this game/songs has already bought IT and all of it’s dlc on the 3DS. GG Nintendo, have that Wii print more money for ya.

      • dmysta3000

        People who dont own a 3DS.

        • AzuNo17

          Also those who want to play only select songs!

          • Zal_Yagun

            Yeah, My friend a bit short on cash but wants a 3DS purely for this game, and realistically it would cheaper for him than buying the 3ds game, let alone any 3ds. Plus he could careless about characters

            Would benefit me more if It came on Android, but since I am getting. 3DS anyway, its no biggie

          • Enzo

            But the iOS version only comes with two games, and the DLC is effectively more expensive standalone. So I don’t know if it would really be able to replace the 3DS version. Especially since EMS is missing from the iOS version as well.

          • Budgiecat

            Why would any FF fan want to do that

          • AzuNo17

            Coz ill eventually buy the hard copy. (When i get a 3ds) A small teaser will suffice!

        • Budgiecat

          3DS are unavailable to them?

      • What does SquareEnix’s business model and developed game have to do with Nintendo and/or the Wii?

      • I can understand that making it available on iOS well get them a bigger market. What irritates me is that they haven’t added these additions to the 3DS DLC list. Do they have any idea how many people who already have Theatrhythm on 3DS would pay to get these? I MEAN SERIOUSLY. LIKE, ME FOR ONE. /flips a table Ramza omfg they put RAMZA in the iOS version I’m so upset right now.

    • Same I am sticking with the 3DS version as well. I’m rather hoping that we get that new music and characters at some point for the 3DS and also the game on the eShop as well.

  • I think it’s kind of a good idea this actually! Only one? Okay… *hides*

  • Lunir Malheur

    Can’t we have DLC characters for 3ds? I’m not going to download this “Theatrhythm Final Fantasy ‘DLC Edition'”

  • Got to love how they put Ramza in this. And an additional Type 0 song.

  • … I wanted Rinoa and Balthier for the 3ds version.
    Oh SE, you’re a tricky dastard!

  • Hollowkoopa

    Sega did the same thing with Rhythm Thief. Is this going to be a trend, 3DS Rhythm games ported into IOS after a couple of months.

    • Quinton Cunningham

      Sega handled Rhythm Thief EXTREMELY poorly on 3DS so I’m glad it’s getting another chance.

  • At this rate I should just get an iOS device if almost all touch based 3DS games are going to come out cheaper or straight up free later anyway.

    • Kevin Tan

      You’d spend more money to get the same amount of content as the 3DS version, so this version is not cheaper. : Yay SQE IAP prices.

      • Zal_Yagun

        $150 for ALL IAP….

  • M’iau M’iaut

    Will never understand why expanding our niche in some minds ‘needs to stop’. Money is tight and if this gives their teams something to do between major work beyond getting laid off, it can only be of broader benefit. Phones in Japan and elsewhere have indeed become another console/handheld. The communities are there and folks willing to spend in a slow market are also there.

    • KingGunblader

      I’m not against iOS ports. I own an iPod Touch, and it’s fine for Bejeweled, Plants vs. Zombies, Angry Birds etc., I always go for console versions of games whenever possible. Like, why play Chrono Trigger on an iPod when you can play it on the DS?

      I think that this port is more for those with a passing interest in rhythm games, as opposed to hardcore Final Fantasy fans. Like someone below pointed out, all those people already have the game on 3DS, and most (if not all) of the DLC.

  • keriaku

    Only thing that bothers me about this is the possibly iOS exclusive characters. Like Rinoa and I believe Hope to her right?

  • ronin4life

    Not to sound like to much of a baby, but can we just make a Nintendo game and leave it a Nintendo game for once?

    No other platform gets treated like this with its “exclusives”…

    • Kevin Tan

      You’d have to spend more money on this version to get the same amount of content as the 3DS version in addition to not being able to use the stylus AND losing the EMS songs. If you already have a 3DS, get that version and buy ONLY the new songs in the iOS. :)

    • Elvick

      Um, it happens a lot with other platforms. FFI and FFII for PSP were ported to iOS for example.

      It all depends on the developer/publisher and what they want. 3rd party games are free game to be ported all over the place.

      If you just want exclusives, stick to first and second party (funded by the console maker, done by a 3rd party developer) games.

      • ronin4life

        Ff1 and 2 remakes were ds games man. They were ported to psp then ios.

        • Elvick

          Oh lord. No they were not. The only one that was on DS, the ported to PSP was Final Fantasy III.

          There aren’t even FFI or FFII remakes for the DS. Just III and IV. And the PSP got it’s own remake of FFIV in the vein of it’s I & II remakes.

  • I think I’ll stick to the 3DS version.

  • Was hoping for Theatrhythm HD for Wii U…oh well

    • ronin4life

      Bet that WILL happen as a 20 dollar eshop game.

      This is SE after all.. @[email protected]

  • komiko12

    What the hell!
    Why did it get new characters? Is it to entice people to buy another version of the game?

    I hope that they would consider bringing them to the 3DS version as free downloads but that is very unlikely :(

    EDIT: They also put in new modes :( I hope they patch the 3DS version but again that is unlikely :(

  • Hinataharem

    I hope the 3DS gets those new modes…..somehow.

  • VeroC11

    This iOS version lacks the EMS mode, it only includes 2 songs and to get all the content you would have to pay 90$, while the 3DS version includes about 80 free songs and it’s only 30$.
    It’s a no brainer really.

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