This song is played in boss fights and elsewhere in FFIV. Your fighting spirit is driven on by the agitated rhythm of the trombones and the classic intro!
In its debut, "Battle 2" is first heard during the boss battle against the Mist Dragon at the Mist Cave. Composed by Nobuo Uematsu, this track is number 13 in the Final Fantasy IV Original Sound Version.
The soundtrack of the 3D version features an arrangement of this theme suiting a more modern sound quality. It is the fourteenth track, and has been arranged by Junya Nakano.
"Battle 2" is the main boss theme used in the sequel of Final Fantasy IV.
An arrangement of this theme by Takeharu Ishimoto named as "Fight 2 -arrange- from FINAL FANTASY IV", may be automatically selected for battles including Cecil and/or Golbez, or taking place at the Lunar Subterrane. In the original soundtrack, it is the twentieth track.
The Dissidia version reappears as a battle track. It is heard in the same circumstances as the original game, and can also be automatically selected for battles including Kain Highwind.
Dissidia Final Fantasy (2015)Edit
The arranged track from Dissidia Final Fantasy and the original SNES version can be bought from the in-game shop for 3,600 gil.
"Battle 2" reappears as a Battle Music Sequence, this time available in the base game without requiring a download. It also appears on the Best of Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call album.
"Battle 2" returns as a playable Battle Music Sequence. It is available to the player by default.
Arrangement album appearancesEdit
"Battle 2" was included in the piano medley of battle themes present in this album as "The Battle", the twelfth track. "Battle 2" is the second theme of the medley, playing between "Battle 1" and "Battle with Golbez's Four Emperors".
"Battle 2" is the fourth song of the final track of this album, "Battle Medley 2012 (Final Fantasy I – XIV)", arranged by Hiroyuki Nakayama.
Appearances outside Final Fantasy MediaEdit
Super Mario RPGEdit
In this RPG, born by a collaboration between Square Enix and Nintendo, a remix of "Battle 2" is played when fighting the game's superboss, Culex. Culex's name is Latin for mosquito, a reference to Golbez, named after a type of fly.
An arrangement of "Battle 2" was included in this crossover between Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest for the PlayStation Portable.
"Battle 2" is included in "Red Wings Over Baron", a Final Fantasy IV medley by video game metal band Powerglove.
Lord of Vermilion Re:2 FAN KITEdit
An arrangement of this song is included on the Final Fantasy IV medley by Tsuyoshi Sekito.