Final Fantasy III Coming to OUYA as a Launch Title

Square Enix has announced today that Final Fantasy III will be coming to OUYA, a new game console currently expected for March 2013, as a launch title. Square Enix is also considering other titles for OUYA.

OUYA is a game console based on Android hardware intended to be played on TV’s with a controller. The OUYA version of FFIII will feature a free-to-try demo for the first time along with renewed controller support.

First released in 1990, Final Fantasy III was the first title in the Final Fantasy series to become one million-seller, establishing once and for all that Square Enix’s classic RPG saga was here to stay. The full 3D remake released 2006 duplicated the original’s success, selling over a million copies worldwide, this version will be fully optimized for release on the OUYA console.

Final Fantasy III was a hallmark of innovation for the entire series, from the job system that lets characters change classes at any time to the ability to summon powerful creatures such as Shiva and Bahamut. When darkness falls and the land is robbed of light, four youths are chosen by the crystals to set forth on a journey to save the world.

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