Final Fantasy III possibly coming to PC

Posted on April 20, 2014 - 1:20pm by Patrick Breeden

Final Fantasy III could be coming to Windows PC.

According to Polygon, the classic Japanese RPG – or JRPG – recently appeared in a listing on the German Entertainment Software Self-Regulation Body. The listing was allegedly created by Square Enix Ltd. – those who know about these boards understand why we use “allegedly” here – on April 2. The game is listed to be multilingual, which would suggest a global release.

However, the game isn’t listed for the European PEGI board or North America ESRB. According to Polygon, a Square Enix representative declined to comment on the situation.

Final Fantasy III was first released in 1990 for the Nintendo Famicom/NES console. It wasn’t available in western markets until a Nintendo DS remake was released in 2006. It’s now available for Wii, Wii U Virtual Console, PlayStation Network, iOS and Android devices, and Ouya.

Individuals sometimes pose as companies when it comes to listings boards like the GES, PEGI and ESRB. Watch Dogs was the victim of fraudulent action when an unknown third party attempted to abandon the Watch Dogs trademark on behalf of Ubisoft by posing as Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot. Guillemot settled the issue and openly stated Ubisoft never attempted to abandon the trademark. Similarly, Blizzard Entertainment was a victim of similar tactics when an unknown third party registered World of Warcraft: The Dark Below. The latest expansion pack for World of Warcraft was revealed as World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor at BlizzCon 2013.

Square Enix made more effort to release older Final Fantasy games for PC in recent years. The company released Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy VIII last year through Steam. Final Fantasy VIII was originally released for PC in the ‘90s, but the port suffered from several glitches. You can always read about it from the perspective of someone who tested the PC version before release by buying this Amazon Kindle book.

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