Breath of Fire III Coming to PSN in February!

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

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Breath of Fire 3 | Battle

PlayStation 1 cult classic Breath of Fire III is making its way to PSN in North America in February! According to a post on Capcom-Unity, the version of the game coming to PSN is actually the PSP version from about 10 years ago. This is the first time this version of the game is available in North America as it only came out in Japan and Europe. More details are said to be announced about the released as they get closer to the actual release date. The game will cost $9.99(USD) and will be compatible withe the PSP, PS Vita and PSTV! For those of you unfamiliar with Breath of Fire, it is a series of JRPGs by Capcom that usually features a character named Ryu who like his name can imply, turn into a dragon. These games are known for their great soundtracks and incredibly well animated sprites. The first two games have been re-released on both the GameBoy Advance and Virtual Console, while the fourth one was already on PSN.


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  • Tara

    Sweet! 😀 I already have BoFIII for PSP (imported the UK version) but I will gladly buy this in support of the series! (and to have it on my Vita) I love this series, and I hope it’ll make a comeback someday.

    • blackice85

      I did the same, imported the UMD. I’m kinda weird for liking those, but they’re cool in a quirky sort of way.

    • Tara

      Nah, I like UMDs, too. They’re a neat idea, they were just never really implimented in a way that they would be successful.

    • Infophile

      It already is making a comeback… kinda. BoF VI is being released as a mobile game, currently set for release in February in Japan, with no Western release announced.

    • Tara

      “Kinda” is definitely the way I’d describe it. I know about VI, but to be honest, I’m not really keen on a mobile game being the continuation of the series. It could be fantastic, maybe, but I can’t really stand mobile games. But eh, we’ll see what they come up with, I guess. If it’s decent enough, maybe they’ll port it to an actual system.

  • David S

    Wait, I remember a discussion from a number of years ago concerning BOF3 and why it wasn’t on PSN in NA (while BOF4 was), but it was in EU. Someone got an official answer that they couldn’t put it on the NA because they couldn’t change anything in the game to release it as a PSone classic, and that the game as it stood couldn’t be put on PSN in NA under [some legal test stuff I can’t recall]. What I do remember of things were specifically mentioned were a missing trademark on the logo screen, some possible IP infringement on some characters, and that you could see a naked butt on one of the sprites at some point. Have those rules changed? or will they be altering the game to address these? I’m not sure why the PSP version never made it to NA, but I remember that they did modify it slightly to get it in the EU. Now I have to go see what the changes were.

    EDIT: And in case anyone is wondering, I am happy to hear this, just curious how it’s being done is all.