Final Fantasy III Coming to OUYA

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

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Earlier this morning, the team behind OUYA announced a partnership with Square Enix to bring Final Fantasy III to their console. And by that, I mean a console version of the DS remake of Final Fantasy III. In addition,  the game will get a graphical overhaul to take advantage of the OUYA’s graphics, as well as a free demo.

“Previously unreleased in the U.S. until it appeared as a 3D remake for the Nintendo DS in 2006, Final Fantasy III was widely referred to as one of the “missing pieces” in the FF series. OUYA players can now proudly claim this piece of the puzzle.

We’re thrilled to bring this storied franchise to OUYA.”

This is pretty big news. Not only is this the first major publisher to officially support the OUYA, but it’s the first time we’ll get to experience Final Fantasy III in console form outside of Japan. That being said, I’d definitely like to see some other, more popular Square Enix titles on the OUYA. Square, Julie, if either of you are reading this, let me offer you a suggestion.

Think about it.

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  • Awesome, maybe I’ll have to get one of these…

  • This is nice news to hear, but I’m still skeptical that OUYA will be anything more than a either a pipe dream or a scam.

  • Hopefully this will come to WiiU as well.

  • Firethorn43

    FF3 is already on Android.

  • M47R1X

    Partnership with Square Enix is the big news, here. I’m excite.

  • Am I the only person that thinks the OUYA will bomb? I don’t know much about the console yet, but from what I understand the only games for it are ones you can already download to other systems, right?

    • Jared Cyhowski

      Well, people are skeptical because it’s a new “console” entering the video game market. It’s new and it’s different from what we’re used to, so we have every right to be skeptical. It might bomb and it might succeed, but now that it has OnLive it’s really developing into something to take even more notice with. The early kits go out earlier than the consumer release so that devs can get a start on creating content. With more and more larger names supporting the release I think more people will buy.

    • Louis Lam

      Nope, it uses Android at the very base but it’s a game console that’s more or less unrelated to mobile phones.

  • OH DEAR GOD CHRONO TRIGGER WOULD BE AMAZING.