- “One of the battle themes of FFXI, this song is used when you are fighting solo in the field. The fast pace and trumpets echo the tension and glory of battle!”
- —Theatrhythm Final Fantasy description
The "Battle Theme" plays whenever the player enters battle in a field area while fighting solo. It originally played only when the character drew his or her weapon, but in an update, it was changed to also allow players to hear the battle theme while a claimed monster is nearby. It is the fifth track in the original soundtrack.
The "Battle Theme" is a downloadable BMS track in Theatrhythm Final Fantasy. It curiously takes place in a cave area, despite Final Fantasy XI's "Battle Theme" not playing in dungeons, such as caves. It was released on July 19th in North America.
"Battle Theme" makes a reprisal in Curtain Call, again available as a Battle Music Sequence. This time, it is available in the base game, and does not require a download to play.
Arrangement Album appearancesEdit
Final Fantasy XI's "Battle Theme" is arranged in a chiptune style in this album. Arranged by W2X, it is the third track of the album.
Fan Festival 2007Edit
A metal tribute version of the Final Fantasy XI "Battle Theme" was played at the Fan Festival 2007 as part of the live concert. The tribute was arranged and performed by the Smash Brothers.