A battle theme used for boss fights in FFXII. The orchestral timbre is lavish and the iconic melody flows and builds a majestic air of daring and courage.
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy description
The track intro starts with percussion that builds up alongside the "Dalmasca Resistance" theme, then joined with strings and wind instruments. The climax is a clash of louder percussion, which abruptly ends with strings repeating the intro.
- 1 Game appearances
- 1.1 Final Fantasy XII
- 1.2 Final Fantasy XV
- 1.3 Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift
- 1.4 Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008)
- 1.5 Theatrhythm Final Fantasy
- 2 Arrangement album appearances
- 3 Appearances outside Final Fantasy media
- 4 References
Game appearances[edit | edit source]
The track is one of numerous themes rearranged for the high-definition remaster Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, with new swells in the instrumentation and an overall crisper and clearer sound. There are differences in instrumentation and sound, as well as in the written music, notably the trumpets blows in the crescendo, which in the old version plays a syncopated figure, and updated version play tremolos instead.
"Boss Battle" reappears as a theme.
"That Which Stands in the Way" is the boss battle theme which is a rendition of "Boss Battle". It is the seventh track of disc 2 in the original soundtrack, also written by Hitoshi Sakimoto.
Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008)[edit | edit source]
The original soundtrack contain the track "Boss Battle -original- from FINAL FANTASY XII", which is the twentieth track on disc 2. The theme is unlocked after fighting against Gabranth, known as "Boss Battle" and is one of the three Final Fantasy XII tracks.
"Boss Battle" is a battle theme.
A new arrangement of "Boss Battle" can be bought from the shop for 3,600 gil.
"Boss Battle" is a Battle Music Sequence from Final Fantasy XII. It is available in the base game, and does not require a download.
Arrangement album appearances[edit | edit source]
"Boss Battle" is the twelfth song of the final track of this album, "Battle Medley 2012 (Final Fantasy I – XIV)", arranged by Hiroyuki Nakayama.
Appearances outside Final Fantasy media[edit | edit source]
An arrangement of "Boss Battle" is included in this crossover between Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest for the PlayStation Portable. Its structure is nearly identical to the original version, but several tone changes are easily distinguishable.