What’s old is new again. Out of all the Final Fantasies, Final Fantasy III is most likely the one game that I’m least qualified to talk about, having never played it. Still, provided that I can ignore that dusty emulator folder on my PC, I’ll be getting a chance to do so when the game hits Steam later this year.
Still, if you’re as clueless as I am, here’s a quick history lesson on Final Fantasy III. It was released way back in 1990 in Japan, and sold over a million copies. Years later, it got a 3D makeover when it was released in 2007 on the Nintendo DS in its first Western release.
And now it’s getting further optimised for PC. Here’s a list of what to expect, according to my press release:
• New and improved 3D visuals and story sequences
• Quicker browsing through the monster bestiary and other game record
• New visual designs for the Job Mastery Cards
• Upgraded graphics
• Includes Achievements
• New feature of Steam Trading Cards
The Story of Final Fantasy III
Protected by the crystals of light, the once peaceful land has forever been changed by the great tremor. Without warning, the earthquake pulled the crystals into the earth, upsetting the world’s fragile balance. It seems as if all hope is lost – but as the Gulgan prophecy foretold, four souls blessed with the light shall once again restore balance to the world.
Near the small village of Ur, fate guides Luneth to a sentient crystal that changes his life forever. As the light of the crystal fades, Luneth embarks on a journey to seek three others who share his destiny to search for the remaining crystals, and fight the battle of light and darkness.
By the way, the game is also currently available without all those Steam modifications, on PSP, iOS,Android, Ouya and Windows phones. And it’s pricy on every single one of them.
Last Updated: May 12, 2014