If you want to get your hands on Final Fantasy III for iOS, be prepared to fork out the same sort of money you could spend on an HD movie. As an odd sort of compensation, publishers Square Enix have slashed prices on their other games to celebrate the new launch.
In case you were curious, it’s the original Final Fantasy III, first released in Japan in 1994 that has made it to the App Store – it’s not the 1994 North American SNES version. Instead, it’s the game that many consider brought serious innovation to the series, introducing the job system and an ability to summon iconic creatures.
Square Enix has already brought plenty of fun to iOS devices recently. New, original games like Chaos Rings, Crystal Defenders and Song Summoner have been placed alongside revamps of older titles, like Secret of Mana. This one, though, is a pretty major move.
Final Fantasy III is officially the most expensive iOS game that Square Enix have released, selling for US$15.99. And it’s glorious – but will it survive the high price-point?
Will gamers really want to fork over that much cash for this full 3D remake? It’s based on the revamp that was released back in 2006, but has been tweaked even further to suit the perks of the iPhone and iPod touch.
- New and improved 3D visuals and story sequences exclusive to the iPhone/iPod touch
- Smooth, intuitive touch-panel controls specifically tailored to Square Enix’s iPhone RPGs
- Quicker browsing through the monster bestiary and other game records
- New visual designs for the Job Mastery Cards
- Retina Display compatible
…if you’re up for a Squeenix fix, but don’t have $16 to splash around, a bunch of the company’s other titles are on sale at 50% off – so pick up Chaos Rings for $5.99, Song Summoner for $4.99, Secret of Mana for $3.99, Hills and Rivers Remain for $1.99. And, until March 31st, Sliding Heroes is free!