There's been a lot of buzz about Final Fantasy III lately. Ever since we first announced over the weekend that it might be coming to iOS, and then after Square Enix officially confirmed that it was indeed coming, everybody has been wondering what version of the game it would be. According to Andriasang.com, Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu has the first details of Final Fantasy III for iOS.

Famitsu claims that it will indeed be the 2006 Nintendo DS 3D remake of the original, but enhanced quite a bit for iOS. The graphics are being redone in high resolution and the music and sound effects are getting an overhaul as well. The characters will be controlled via a "touch anywhere" analog stick, and during battle attacks and commands will be carried out simply by tapping on an enemy.

If you're unfamiliar with the DS version of Final Fantasy III, have a look at the trailer:

I wish there were more details available at this time, but I'm excited to know that the iOS version of Final Fantasy III will be the DS version that I enjoyed more than 4 years ago. Even more exciting is that if Square Enix is bringing this game to the App Store, then there is a strong possibility that they will bring the (in my opinion) superior Final Fantasy IV DS remake to iOS as well. I'm sure we'll be hearing more details about Final Fantasy III on iOS in the coming weeks as its March release draws closer, and until then you can head to the upcoming thread in our forums for discussion of the game.

[Via Andriasang]

  • nider

    Now if only I could transfer my half-played game from my DS cart.

    • Nider

      I just transfered my old save games over with a usb adapter and help from and the square enix help desk. they even gave me free copies of their FF catalog on ios. these guys are great.

  • thebleeptruth

    Great that it's gonna be an enhanced version. But Square Enix, please please move on to porting some recent games. Port an enhanced version of Dissidia and Crisis Core. Do we have to wait until all the old Final Fantasy games and other old Squaresoft RPG's are ported to iOS?

    • Sid

      There's almost no chance that either Dissidia or Crisis Core will be on iphone, much less an enhanced version, so you can stop asking for them. First of all the iphone in its current form does not have enough power to handle those games, and second of all there's no way the controls would work on a touch screen, especially for Dissidia. If you want them so bad, buy a PSP.

      • Davvyk

        wrong on the power front, Iphone 4 is way ahead of PSP.

      • thebleeptruth

        Can't see how the controls would be unworkable. Fight Night, for example, needed lots of buttons to play on the PSP, but it's now on it's way to the iOS. And I would also have to disagree as to how you think the current iPhone/iPad can't handle those games.

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

        Infinity Blade and Rage HD prove that the iPhone 4 is more powerful than a PSP, but Square have shown little ability to program iOS well to date.

      • Anonymous

        Infinity Blade proves nothing other than Epic are incredibly good at getting the super-flexible and deceptively light Unreal Engine to run on just about anything. I'm sure they could pull equally amazing tricks on the PSP.

      • thebleeptruth

        And just so you know, I've had experience playing Dissidia and Crisis Core on the PSP, and from what I see and played from the best games graphically on the iOS right now, I can't see how it can't be done. The controls on Crisis Core are simple. As for Dissidia, I don't see why it wouldn't be workable especially on the iPad's bigger screen. The accelerometer can also be incorporated. It's not just all touch. You think too highly of your PSP. I think you're on the wrong site.

  • thebleeptruth

    Also, it would be great if Square Enix would focus on bringing new titles. How about a sequel to the greatest game of all time, Final Fantasy Tactics?

    Anyway, I'm very much impressed by the remaked version of FFIII, and will most likely be buying it. LOL! But again... new titles please.... or Dissidia and Crisis Core!

  • Wisedude

    Looks like it might be decent I'd be way more interested in 5, 6, 7, or 8 though I think IOS could handle them as the PSP handles 7 and 8 ok.

    Chrono Trigger is the real must buy game I'm awaiting though.

    • Anonymous

      If they released 4, 6, or 7 now, nobody would spend any money on 1, 2, 3, or 5.

  • Anonymous

    Hope it's more touch-optimized than the FF1 and FF2 PSP ports. They're pretty, but unplayable to me.

    • bigE1669

      I agree a little. They aren't user friendly but I can play them just fine. Crimson Gem Saga is frustrating as soon as you try to navigate the menus. I gave up on it.

    • Thebleeptruth

      oh shut up you moaning git

      • http://twitter.com/ScottColbert Scott Colbert

        Pot, meet the kettle. You've done notyhing but moan yourself.

      • thebleeptruth

        LOL! Who the hell is this troll???

      • thebleeptruth

        Oh.. Probably that guy "Sid" who posted earlier. Can't believe some people can be so overly sensitive and immature. Is that the style nowadays? Posting trash while posing as other people? Too bad you got my name wrong. Grow up kiddo!

      • Thebleeptruth

        This has really got me raging now, how dare they. Ive been a Pro gamer since 2009, how dare they.

  • Sinnical

    Ugly 3D characters FTL!

  • thebleeptruth

    Also, I'm praying it will either be universal or have a separate iPad version.

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

    I have a feeling Square's promise of "high-resolution graphics" will just mean the old DS models and textures running at retina display resolution. Less jaggies, but no real improvement over the DS.

    Still, hopefully it will lead to the DS version of FF4 being ported, and then the 3DS version of FF5. It would also be nice to get the Wiiware FF6 The After Years spin-off.

  • bigE1669

    I'm happy that the old FF are coming to iOS, but I really want some Dragon Quest.

    • http://twitter.com/ScottColbert Scott Colbert

      Agreed.I'll take Dragon Quest over Final Fantasy any day.

      • Fuser

        And me - surely it wont be long before they bring DQ: they've got 3 DS conversions to go at there for a start....

      • Postalp

        All I gotta say is.... Dragon Quest IV

  • http://www.buzzabit.com/aaron Aaron Sullivan

    This is great news. FFIV has always been my favorite of the series (I'm old school, sue me) and I never got around to the impressive remake of FFIV on the DS. Seems like waiting will pay off. I might have to suffer --read: enjoy playing-- through FFIII to support Square's endeavor.

  • http://twitter.com/BulkSlash BulkSlash

    Colour me surprised, I was expecting it to just be a 2D version of the game ported over. I might buy this depending on what they do about the difficulty level, from memory the DS version was really hard and I don't really have that much time (or patience) to dedicate to level grinding these days.

    • Lautron

      I have a copy of the DS version sitting in my DS unfinished... I used to be able to devote much more time to RPGs but now, like you, I just can't anymore! The DS version was hard for sure!!

  • Danwillis

    I hope they get around to FF VI, arguably the best JRPG every written.

  • http://twitter.com/johnhood John Hood

    I've never played FFIII on any platform; day one purchase.

    • Robin Hood

      Yeah... more like day 7300 purchase, bitch!

  • Achy

    Need Legend of the Dragoon!

  • Dhorath1

    I am so excited for this to come out.Cannot wait for 4,5,and 6 later on in the upcoming years.

  • Dhorath1

    I am so excited for this to come out.Cannot wait for 4,5,and 6 later on in the upcoming years.