|"Boss Battle" from Final Fantasy XII|
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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.
"Boss Battle" reappears in the game's sequel, Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings.
"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.
The original soundtrack contain the track "Boss Battle -original- from FINAL FANTASY XII", which is the twentieth track on disc 2. In-game, the theme is unlocked after fighting against Gabranth, known as "Boss Battle" and is one of the three Final Fantasy XII tracks in the game.
"Boss Battle" returns to Dissidia Final Fantasy's prequel, Dissidia 012.
"Boss Battle" reappears as a Battle Music Sequence from Final Fantasy XII in Curtain Call. It is available in the base game, and does not require a download.
Arrangement album appearancesEdit
"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 MediaEdit
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.