It was only yesterday that we were discussing the possibility of Square Enix bringing Final Fantasy III to the App Store. I had a blast with both Final Fantasy [$8.99] and Final Fantasy II [$8.99], so this was incredibly exciting news for me. Video game announcements like this can sometimes seem to move at a glacial pace between when they're rumored or leaked and when they're finally confirmed. Needless to say, I was very surprised to wake up to the following tweet today by Square Enix:

Unfortunately, this is where all the confirmed details we have about this particular game end. Following the link from the tweet just takes you to a basic splash page with the Final Fantasy theme. I wish we had some more to go off here, but I suppose I'm happy we've at least got a confirmation, especially so quickly. I can't wait to spend hours upon hours on this game.

  • Kenkin34

    If it is also sold at $8.99, I will simply ignore it. In my memory, only FFVI is wrothy to reply at this price......

    • http://twitter.com/3000ryu Sam H

      I know. :( How come they never do anything with FFVI? They always throw around the NES ones and FFIV. I'm so sick of those.

  • Vovin

    They are releasing one game after another.
    Btw., it seems to be the new DS version of FF3, according to the DS FF3 logo.
    Atm, they're also porting a "new" FF4 to the PSP. We might see that too in the future.

    Hey Hodapp - after this announcement - did you need to change your pants this morning, too? ;)

    • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp

      I actually read this on the toilet, so no!

  • thebleeptruth

    Enough with all these old games. Why don't they just port Dissidia or Crisis Core, which were previously exclusive to the psp? Judging though from how Square Enix has been gradually releasing all these old games, it'll probably be a while before they get to porting the relatively new games.

  • Macatron

    I'm just hoping that this is going to be the American version of FF3 (which was FF6 in Japan). That was, by far, one of THE best FF games that ever I've played.

    • Andiron

      Does NOT appear to be FFVI. The logo is even for the "real" FF3 - the DS version in fact...

    • Avalon

      FF3 is NOT the American VI. We've had 3 for ages on DS and 6 named properly for over ten years here. Stop being dense. The only people who call FFVI FFIII US anymore are people who have been living under a rock.

    • Qd81

      Completely agreed. FF3 (US) or FF6 (japan) is the best FF game ever

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Andrzej-Raczynski/668591493 Andrzej Raczynski

    is it me, or are all these old FF rererereleases the only thing keeping square above water? seems they can't make jack (new) these days that's worth anything. did all their old talent move on?

    • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp

      It's just you. Final Fantasy games do very well abroad, but I do agree that they need to come up with something that caters to the American market a little more. I for one couldn't even make it through the multi-hour tutorial of Final Fantasy 13. That's probably why their re-releases sell so well in North America, comparatively.

      • Avalon

        Caters to the American market? Really? You mean like that Triple H clone in Last Remnant? Spare me. -.-

      • Avalon

        Caters to the American market? Really? You mean like that Triple H clone in Last Remnant? Spare me. -.-

    • Andiron

      I'm fine with Square releasing old games - regardless of whether it helps them to stay in business or not. I for one ended up missing all of the FF games the first time around and I'm happy to play them now on my iPhone. Long story but basically those games came out while I was more heavily into PC gaming and I just didn't know anyone who played them so I didn't even hear about them really until FFVII and I didn't have a PlayStation.

      So they're all new to me :)

    • Andiron

      I'm fine with Square releasing old games - regardless of whether it helps them to stay in business or not. I for one ended up missing all of the FF games the first time around and I'm happy to play them now on my iPhone. Long story but basically those games came out while I was more heavily into PC gaming and I just didn't know anyone who played them so I didn't even hear about them really until FFVII and I didn't have a PlayStation.

      So they're all new to me :)

    • http://twitter.com/21tigermike Michael A. Robson

      "did all their old talent move on?"

      Yes, they did! --> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mistwalker
      Square hasn't been the same since.

  • purplemaize

    My son is going to be so happy I am not going to see my phone any more. He is a FF fan.... OMG

  • Lafrance Patrick

    Is this the America version of FF3 (The super NES one) with the amazing opera scene ?

    • Sirkreuab

      It's not going to be us final fantasy 3 folks, a long long time ago the retconned all the names to coincide with the original timeline. Simply put this is ffiii the us ffiii with terra will always be ffvi now period. (I'd rather play iv and vi myself btw) as long as we keep supporting them and the franchise they will probably eventually get to those. Also the story of crisis core is kinda cool but the game was horrible and thrown together fan service is never as good as a legit numbered ff so I say make the ds remake of iv that was an awesome game! The original was the first rpg I ever played ;)

    • Avalon

      NO it is not! For the love of moogles. Final Fantasy VI has been available proper-like in the US for over -ten years-, and it's been almost half as long since we've had FFIII. Stop perpetuating this just because you people live under rocks!

  • http://twitter.com/Inaba_kun Phil Baxter

    I have this for the DS and it's very nicely done (considering it's on the DS), but I never got that far as it's incredibly difficult. Real old school difficulty where in even the most routine of battles an entire party can get wiped out in a single turn.

  • Razoric

    Skip this nonsense and just give me Chrono Trigger and Final Fantasy 6.

  • Fixinc

    I agree with the FFVI (FFIII usa) fans thats the one when it got real interesting playing final fantasy. Oefff I remember the FFVI train sene/battle like it was yesterday ;).
    But it wil take quite some time for that episode to arive to my iPhone (shame).

    But most of all I hope this episode of FF will be the DS version in all it's 3D glory, please square let us have that!!!! Im sick of playing in the past (flat as a pancake), It's 2011 for crying out loud!

  • http://twitter.com/DeloreanDreams Marty MAC Fly

    I already had my fun with these rereleases in 2006 when they game to the Gameboy Advance / DS.

    When Final Fantasy 7 comes to iPhone I'll be interested - I am not sure if I have been so immersed in many games since.

  • Retina or Bust

    I'm having an easy time skipping games that are released a few months after the iPhone 4 is released yet don't have Retina Display support. This is especially true when the game costs 5+ dollars.

    I have no problem not buying an excellent game if it doesn't have Retina Support. So, Square-Enix (I know you're not listening or reading this), if you want me to buy your remakes for astronomical prices, at least put some efforts in supporting the latest technology. Thanks.

  • Anonymous

    I'm all for Square releasing all the FF games for the iPhone. If we get no Retina support, can you at least make it playable on the iPad?

  • purplemaize

    Apple should make some support for the iphones and the ipads, because they are getting involved with more complicated gaming.

  • twbt

    I honestly can't believe people think a measly 8 bucks is 'overpriced' for an iphone game when the same games cost five to ten times as much on other platforms. Seriously, my lunch cost me eight bucks.

    • TwbtPWNED

      Really? Final Fantasy 1 and 2 are selling for 40-80 dollars on other platforms? Stop being a asshat.

  • purplemaize

    Final Fantansy Tatics I believe is still on PS one... LOL