Square Enix promises Final Fantasy 3 at OUYA launch

Square Enix has promised that Final Fantasy III will hit OUYA on launch day, and has committed to future development on the platform.

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The Android-powered OUYA console has just gotten another notable company in line with its launch plans. Square Enix, the Japanese company responsible for the Final Fantasy series, has committed to launching Final Fantasy III alongside the console next year. The company also promised continued support for the platform in the future.

Square Portal (via VG247) reports that the announcement promises a free demo to align with OUYA's requirements, and that it will be optimized for the device.

Keep in mind this isn't Final Fantasy VI, which was released in the US as FF3. Instead, it's a game that had previously only been released in Japan. It got a DS remake in 2006, and that remake was already brought to Android for $15.99. Optimizing for OUYA should be easy enough for Square to pull off. Final Fantasy 3 was the first to introduce a job system, so if you're interested in a little series history with your gaming it might be a good one to pick up.

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    July 31, 2012 7:30 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Square Enix promises Final Fantasy 3 at OUYA launch.

    Square Enix has promised that Final Fantasy III will hit OUYA on launch day, and has committed to future development on the platform.

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      July 31, 2012 7:44 AM

      Oh wow. Square remaking/re-releasing an old RPG? So surprising, they're really innovating for once.

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        July 31, 2012 8:14 AM

        To be fair, if it makes them the cash, why shouldn't they? There's clearly a demand.

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          July 31, 2012 8:25 AM

          I'm bitter because I've been waiting for a real Chrono Trigger sequel for almost 20 years now :(

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            July 31, 2012 9:18 AM

            Even if they made one, all of those people are gone. So it wouldn't be the same. Did you forget about Chrono Cross already?

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        July 31, 2012 8:31 AM

        they've already remade FF3 for android. all they'd really have to do in this case is probably make sure the controller works. minimal effort on their part.

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      July 31, 2012 7:52 AM

      Fuckers remake VI already, goddamnit.

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        July 31, 2012 8:06 AM

        No fucking shit. This needs to happen!

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          July 31, 2012 8:12 AM

          The did a really good job with the IV remake for PSP and I'd love to see that done for VI

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            July 31, 2012 8:18 AM

            Wouldnt surprise me if it was next. Just sad they can't make anything that good now days. :(

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            July 31, 2012 9:04 AM

            I loved the IV remake, it was superb. If they announced a similar remake for VI on 3DS I'd go buy one right now.

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            July 31, 2012 10:42 AM

            I'm playing through IV on my Vita now (The PSP version that is), and it is a really good version. I was pleasently suprised by it.

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        July 31, 2012 1:41 PM

        I thought they did for DS?

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          August 2, 2012 1:32 PM

          I thought it was for GBA, and only III and IV got DS ports.

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      July 31, 2012 8:57 AM

      On the flip side, how beneficial to all droid devices is OUYA going to be?

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      July 31, 2012 9:05 AM

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        July 31, 2012 9:19 AM

        It's far less than that if you do the quick job grinding trick. You can literally max out any job in maybe an hour. Of course there isn't much left to the game after that.

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        July 31, 2012 10:48 AM

        I agree completely. Not to mention the bosses that are only vulnerable to classes you just obtained and have no levels in yet.

        And don't forget the 2+ hours of boss fights in the final area with no save before the final boss!

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      July 31, 2012 9:16 AM

      I don't think OUYA is going to succeed given that piracy is so rampant on android. Maybe games with microtransactions.

      Also, I'm not seeing the big deal here. Playing smart phone games on the TV, whats the big deal in that? It certainly won't be anywhere near the quality of xbox 720 / ps4, that is certain.

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        July 31, 2012 9:18 AM

        I'm with you on both counts. There is so little of interest about this and I'll be surprised if it even hits stores.

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        July 31, 2012 9:24 AM

        You're making one critical false assumption. This is not for playing smart phone games on the TV.

        Just because it's the Android platform doesn't mean it has anything to do with phones or tablets. It's its own platform and games will be made for that platform.

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          July 31, 2012 9:27 AM

          That doesn't seem like a winning strategy to me. I think the biggest win OUYA got was the on-live stuff. Unless you are a big pub, it seems like developing on android is at best a pretty big gamble. To think that people will just spend money making games specifically for the OUYA platform seems crazy to me. Could it happen? Sure. Will it happen, I highly doubt it.

          One of the main points about selling the system was how it can already run android games. To think that games will be specifically made for it is kinda crazy.

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          July 31, 2012 9:38 AM

          Its a tegra 3 which has pretty much seen its potential, the games won't get better in terms of graphical quality. Further, like I said for a console to be successful it must have the backing of developers....android is a risk to devs to say the least, piracy is way too common.

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        July 31, 2012 10:55 AM

        With OnLive you can play triple A titles on the OUYA, not just android crap.

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          July 31, 2012 11:36 AM

          No you can play AAA titles like crap with OnLive. Plus it playing OnLive games is a nice feature, but not a big one. Considering online was giving away their console with game purchases left and right.

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          July 31, 2012 11:41 AM

          Onlive is more crap than android.

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            August 1, 2012 10:10 AM

            wrong, I have it and it it works great if you don't have some second rate isp

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        July 31, 2012 12:42 PM

        Way to totally ignore the huge piracy scene on jailbroken iOS devices. The platform doesn't encourage piracy any more than any other OS does. Why do people equate a open platform with being a pirate platform. It doesn't matter what system people will find a way to run/play software they didn't pay for.

        You also have to realize that large chunk of the games they want on Ouya are going to be service/f2p games.

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          July 31, 2012 12:47 PM

          LOL are you kidding? There are signifigant caveats to jailbreaking iOS, people who do this are a minority... and piracy is nowhere near as bad on iOS.

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            July 31, 2012 12:48 PM

            Thanks for also proving another point. Games for ouya if it comes to fruition will be shit. Definitely will not match xbox 720 / ps4 quality.

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            July 31, 2012 12:53 PM

            Keep sticking your head in the sand. Some iOS apps have very high piracy rates, don't believe google it for yourself. There are plenty of developers claiming as much as a 90% piracy rate.

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              July 31, 2012 12:56 PM

              90% eh? I sincerely doubt the top 100 paid apps are seeing signiicant piracy. The games with IAP are making a metric fucktonne of cash too

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      July 31, 2012 9:18 AM

      it isn't even FF6, what a waste of time

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      August 2, 2012 3:16 AM

      i bought this game for android on my samsung galaxy s3 and its amazing by the way

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