Square Enix just released Theatrhythm FInal Fantasy for iOS and it’s free. Yeah! Oh, but the iOS release only has two songs “One-Winged Angel” from Final Fantasy VII and “Zanarkand” from Final Fantasy X.
You can buy game specific song packs with four tunes for $2.99 a piece. Additional songs are $0.99 and characters are $1.99 a piece. Theatrhythm Final Fantasy has additional content on iOS like music from Final Fantasy Tactics, the Crystal Chronicles series, and Celes from Final Fantasy VI as an add-on character.
Only the most die hard Final Fantasy fan would buy all of the DLC, but just for laughs, with all of that content added up, Theatrhythm Final Fantasy would cost:
13 bundles at $2.99 each = $38.87
+ 59 songs at $0.99 each = $58.41
+ 25 characters at $1.99 each = $45.75
for a grand total of $143.03.
As a comparison, here’s how much buying everything for the Nintendo 3DS version costs. Characters are unlockable and some songs like “Antipyretic” from Final Fantasy Tactics are not available. The 3DS game also has event videos, which as of now aren’t in Theatrhythm Final Fantasy for iOS.
Base game is $29.99 which includes 76 songs if you count prelude and ending themes. More specifically, you get 36 core songs, 12 unlockable tunes, 4 songs exclusive to the Chaos Shrine, and 24 opening/ending songs.
There are an additional 52 songs available as downloadable content in North America sold for $0.99 a piece. Japan, actually has 56 songs as DLC. since “We Have Arrived” from Final Fantasy Type-0 (“We Have Arrived” is available in the US.)
So, for Nintendo 3DS you would spend $81.47 and have 128 songs (counting preludes/ending themes) or 100 in challenge mode. The iOS version has 111 songs and Square Enix will probably add to that list at a later date.
Here’s a look at the new characters in the iOS version of Theatrhythm Final Fantasy.