Final Fantasy III hits Android for $16

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Final Fantasy III was originally a 2D game when it came out, but it got a massive upgrade to 3D with its release on the original Nintendo DS. That new version of the game made it to iOS in 2011, and now it’s finally Android’s turn.

The Android version apparently has “new and improved 3D visuals and story sequences only for Android,” which I suspect is marketing talk for “we changed it a bit to make it special.” Don’t get me wrong though, Final Fantasy III is a great game, and a huge release for Android gaming.

iPhone version launch trailer. Same thing, different OS. 

That being said, Square Enix doesn’t share e.g. Rockstar’s opinion on what you should charge for old full release games gone mobile. $16 is the price you have to pay, and that’s perhaps even more optimistic on Android than it is on iOS, since it’s pretty much a fact that Android users dislike paying for apps more so than iOS users.

final fantasy iii - for some reason we don't have an alt tag hereIt’s not that the game isn’t worth it, and considering that this is a better version of a console game, it’s only comparatively expensive. But I still think that Square Enix will have problems selling this to the average Android user. However, Final Fantasy users will still go nuts over this, at least if they’re not too busy playing old Playstation versions of Final Fantasy on FPse.

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Andreas Ødegård

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