FFIV's final battle theme, the low intro of this song heralds the coming of a formidable enemy in this famous tune which has spurred so many to bravery!

"The Final Battle" (最後の闘い, Saigo no Tatakai?) is the final battle theme from Final Fantasy IV. It was composed by Nobuo Uematsu.

Game appearances

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Final Fantasy IV

As aforementioned, "The Final Battle" is heard during the battle between Cecil Harvey's party and Zeromus at the Lunar Core. In the Advance and Complete Collection releases, it also plays during the battle with Zeromus EG.

"The Final Battle" was rearranged by Junya Nakano for the Nintendo DS release of Final Fantasy IV, and is given the same use in-game as in the original releases, as well as being used for the fight with Proto-Babil. This version was released as the nineteenth track of the second disc of the Final Fantasy IV Original Soundtrack.

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years

"The Final Battle" is heard during the fight between Golbez and Fusoya and Zeromus's Malice at the Lunarians chapter.

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Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy

The original version of "The Final Battle" is part of the Final Fantasy IV Music Pack DLC distributed through the PlayStation Network. It may be automatically selected for Arcade and Quick Battles featuring Cecil, Golbez or Kain Highwind, or taking place at the Lunar Subterrane.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy

"The Final Battle" is a Battle Music Sequence available as downloadable content.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call

"The Final Battle" returns as a Battle Music Sequence available in the base game.

Arrangement Album appearances

Piano Collections: Final Fantasy IV

"The Final Battle" is part of the battle medley track on the Piano Collections album, called "The Battle".

The Black Mages II: The Skies Above

"The Final Battle" was rearranged and included in The Black Mages' second studio album The Black Mages II: The Skies Above and titled "Zeromus".

Battle SQ

The track appears in the arrangement album featuring battle tracks from several Square Enix games. It is the second part of the mash up with "Battle 1", also from Final Fantasy IV.

Live performances

LIVE "Above The Sky"

The Black Mages' "Zeromus" was the second song performed at their 2005 concerts at Club Citta in Kawasaki City, Japan and Namba Hatch in Osaka City, Japan.

Appearances outside Final Fantasy Media

Metal Kombat for the Mortal Man

"The Final Battle" is included in "Red Wings Over Baron", a Final Fantasy IV medley by video game metal band Powerglove.

Lord of Vermilion Re:2 FAN KIT

An arrangement of this theme is included on the Final Fantasy IV medley by Tsuyoshi Sekito.

See Also

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