Publisher Square Enix has announced the addition of the gaming classic ‘Final Fantasy III’ to the ever-growing list of titles to launch along with the new OUYA console in March 2013. The Android based OUYA console kicked up traction through fundraiser ‘Kickstarter’, leading Square Enix to strike a deal to get the popular RPG on the system.
You can expect the same revamped Final Fantasy III offering we saw on Nintendo DS back in 2006 and later on Android phones, but with a few changes here and there. Expect all the 3D models and environments seen in the DS, with visual optimizations – meaning it can be played in glorious high-definition. The game will also have a free-to-try demo version, so you can have a go and make that all important consumer decision afterwards. Unlike the DS, OUYA is played through your TV with a controller, so renewed controller support is also included. This will be the first time gamers outside of Japan can play Final Fantasy III on their televisions through a console, which has many fans more than excited.
Final Fantasy III was a hallmark of innovation for the entire series, implementing a job system for the first time, which allowed characters to shift classes at any time and summon rather scary monsters for assistance in battle. A long time has come since its release in 1990 and has many fans itching for more, which might happen, with Square Enix hinting at releasing more content on the OUYA in the future.
We can expect many more title to be announced for the console leading up to its release in March 2013. And with biggest-ever single day on Kickstarter, raising its 30-day target of $950,000 in eight hours, you might have to camp at the front of the line to make sure you get one.
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