Square Enix plans to launch an iPhone version of Final Fantasy III tomorrow. The game was released in Japan in 1990, but it wasn’t made available until the game was ported to the Nintendo DS in 2006.
The iPhone version looks a lot like the Nintendo DS version. Unlike the original Super Nintendo version of the game, Final Fantasy II features 3D graphics during game play and cut-scenes. It’s not the prettiest game for iOS by a long shot. But while Final Fantasy III can’t compete with newer titles like [itunes link=”http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/infinity-blade/id387428400?mt=8&uo=4″ title=”Infinity Blade” text=”Infinity Blade”] in the graphics department, the classic game will likely provide many more hours of gameplay.
Final Fantasy III is due to hit the App Store on March 24th. Unfortunately it carries a pretty hefty price tag of $15.99. That’s not bad for a console game, but it’s pretty expensive for an iOS app.
Update: [itunes link=”http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/final-fantasy-iii/id424591347?mt=8&uo=4″ title=”Final Fantasy III” text=”Final Fantasy III”] is now available for download from the App Store. As expected, it runs about $16, but as some users are pointing out, the Nintendo DS version ran $40, so while expensive for an iPhone app, that’s not necessarily a bad price for a Final Fantasy game.
You can check out a trailer after the break.