You already know that FFIII will make its US debut on the DS. See what else they're cooking up for the system.
Yesterday we learned that Square Enix was bring the former half's legendary Famicom classic Final Fantasy III to the Nintendo DS. Along with that announcement, SE also talked about some of their plans for the unit at Nintendo's press event in Japan.
Aside from III, Square Enix producer Akitoshi Kawazu also had something to say about Crystal Chronicles, also coming to the DS. "Crystal Chronicles was a game that was played with both the GameCube and the Game Boy Advance, but this time it won't have that kind of a mechanism; you will play the game with the DS alone."
Shigeru Miyamoto was also present on stage, and joked with Kawazu that he was competing against Crystal Chronicles with Nintendo's own Zelda: Four Swords DS, as both will use the dual screens and wireless functions in similar ways. He then wondered if Square Enix was thinking about using the DS's integrated wireless internet capabilities.
Said Kawazu, "I'm not sure if we can just bring our Internet games directly to the DS, since that would be rather difficult...a lot of people are still saying that the barrier to playing network [games] is too high. But I'm hoping that the DS will help lower that threshold, by bringing mobile games to the DS."
Square Enix has been quite active in the mobile game market, and will be releasing a Final Fantasy VII game spinoff for mobile phones (just for Japan at the moment). Time will tell if the developing giant can use its mobile phone experience to propel the DS to places it's only dreamed of reaching.