Final Fantasy III is scheduled to be released on Steam May 28th

Posted on May 27, 2014 - 6:00pm by Zubzero120

The Steam Edition of Final Fantasy III (the official III on the Famicom, not the North American III on the SNES) will be released on Steam May the 28th with “improved 3D visuals and story sequences” says Square Enix, which according to the screenshots can be assumed that the visuals will be about the same as the DS and iOS ports of the game.  The game will also feature Steam Trading Card implications as well as “quicker browsing through the monster bestiary”.

Square Enix have previously released Final Fantasy VII and VIII on Steam, so having III end up on Steam instead of IX is somewhat of a surprise but certainly welcome. A previous statement made by Yoshinori Kitase said that he would be interested in investing the Final Fantasy games into the PC further:

"There are lots of regions and countries where PC is very strong.  So in terms of our hope of being able to deliver our games to every single country in the world and to as many gamers as possible, yes, we would definitely be interested in pursuing that route in the future...It's an early stage for us. We haven't got an awful lot of experience in this field. So when we have more know-how and experience in this market we would be very interested."

Having played both the 2D and 3D versions of the game, I could say that I personally preferred the 2D version a lot more since it reminded me a lot of the old Final Fantasy on the NES. I stopped halfway into the 3D one since the loading time on the DS wasn’t that great, but if it’s anything like the iOS version I’m sure the loading time will be much quicker (and have a slightly clunky UI, but whatever). Either way, I’d say it’s worth picking up if you haven’t played it yet due to its introduction to the Job System.

What do you think, g1s? Do you guys like that this is happening, or will you be skipping on this version?

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