The Original Final Fantasy is Coming to the 3DS

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

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Final Fantasy 3DS

Final Fantasy Explorers, Square Enix’s answer to Monster Hunter, comes out on the 3DS on December 18th in Japan. Well, Japanese players have even more to look forward to on that date as several bonuses have been revealed for the game as well.

One of the bonuses is that all first-print copies of the game will feature a special quest where players will be able to unlock Onion Knight equipment, reminiscent of that from Final Fantasy III.

Final Fantasy Onion Knight 1

Perhaps more interesting though is that, as the release date of the game falls on the anniversary of the first Final Fantasy game, first-print copies of the game will also include a download code for the first Final Fantasy game for the eShop. The game will include remastered art and will be the first time the game will be available for the 3DS. It will be playable in 3D.

If you’re interested in playing the first Final Fantasy, but less so in playing Explorers, don’t worry, the game will become available on the eShop starting in January. What do you think of this though, does it look interesting? Do you think this will convince you to get the game if it comes out in the West? Let us know in the comments.

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About Colin Malone

Colin has been playing video games since he was very young and is a fan of several genres including RPG, strategy and platformers, among others. He graduated from Southwestern University with a degree in communications and currently writes for Wii U Daily, Operation Rainfall and Inspectioneering Magazine. His long term goal is nothing less than to become the Hunter S. Thompson of games journalism.




  • Giordan

    I’ll definitely get it. If I have the memory. But by then, I’ll have a New 3DS XL… maybe.
    Though this game has been rereleased a lot of times, it still doesn’t come close to FFIV’s rereleases. That game is fucking everywhere.

  • Jonah Rosen

    I was slightly disappointed because upon reading the article I actually thought it might be the first Final Fantasy actually with 3D models like with FFIII DS and FFIV DS for a second there only to see that it’s essentually FF Anniversary Edition with Pop out sprites like with all those 3D Classic titles.

  • James Best

    Never played any Final Fantasy game, let alone the original. So, I’d be absolutely enticed by a remastered version included with Final Fantasy Explorers.

    • Giordan

      Just be ready for the difficulty. Though it might be based on the PSP version, which isn’t as difficult as the NES version.

  • Jeremy Collum

    i’m excited for this and hope that explorers comes to the west especially with such nice bonuses

  • Alan Van Dalsem

    Now to pray that both of these get a US/EU release….

  • RagunaXL

    i love the original final fantasy. my brother owns it and he pops it on whenever i’m over. we’ll pass the controller back and forth. i have a version of it on my phone. it is SOOO hard! It’s fun, but hard. The graphics look great, and the job spell system is fun, easy.
    i would love for the square-enix NES and Gameboy games to be released on the US eShop. I’d buy Final Fantasy Explorers, not interested, but i’d check it out if it meant that i’d get Final Fantasy 1 as an incentive. That screen looks amazing. it could look great in 3d!