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Final Fantasy III Gets a European Release Date

by Mike Gamin - March 16, 2007, 6:02 am EDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Press Release

PAL territories will be playing the game on May 4, 2007.

London (16th March 2007) – Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of Square Enix® interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, today announces that FINAL FANTASY® III will be released on 4th May 2007 exclusively on Nintendo DS™.

Originally available only in Japan for the Famicom (known in Europe as the Nintendo Entertainment System®), FINAL FANTASY III is considered the sole missing title in the world-renowned series in the Western world. Now, 17 years after its Japanese debut, European fans will be able to savour the legendary adventure for the first time.

John Yamamoto, President and CEO of Square Enix Ltd. comments, “The arrival of FINAL FANTASY III on Nintendo DS showcases the power of the hardware and proves that no compromise has to be made in order to create an adventure of this magnitude for a handheld system. With over 1.4 million copies already shipped in Japan and North America, we are sure that FINAL FANTASY III will be a big success in Europe too."

Hiromichi Tanaka, Director and Executive Producer of FINAL FANTASY III comments, “FINAL FANTASY III has been made anew on the Nintendo DS platform, including new graphics in 3D, rebalanced jobs, and brand new characterisation for the four young heroes. We hope that not only FINAL FANTASY fans, but a wide variety of players in Europe, enjoy the new FINAL FANTASY III."

With an innovative interface that capitalizes on the Nintendo DS capabilities, players can now experience the title that introduced the popular moogles, summons and the dynamic job system to the FINAL FANTASY series.


18 DaysMarch 16, 2007


EDIT: Wait no, I was thinking of FFVI.

PaleMike Gamin, Contributing EditorMarch 16, 2007

They would have been better off putting all that time and effort into porting 6 to the engine and released 3 as it was for the hardcore fans.

KDR_11kMarch 16, 2007

Perhaps 6 would be harder to do?

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