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Square Enix Bringing Final Fantasy III Port to PSP

June 11, 2012Written by Alex Osborn

Despite the fact that the Vita is still struggling to sell as well as Sony had hoped, support for the prior handheld will continue, as Final Fantasy III is reportedly in development for the PlayStation Portable.

Before you get too excited, let me clarify. This is not a remake of the classic US branded Final Fantasy III (FF VI in Japan) that you played on your Super Nintendo, but rather a port of the DS game game that launched back in 2006. Like the DS version, Japanese gaming magazine Jump is reporting that the game will sport 3D visuals, but with an added layer of polish.

In addition, Square is adding the option to play through the game with the original soundtrack, a nice little feature that franchise loyalists will undoubtedly appreciate. The game is set to release on September 20th in stores for 3,800 yen ($48) or 3,300 yen ($41) as a digital download. Obviously this only applies to Japan for the time being, but it’s hard to see why it won’t come to Western gamers as well.

Should Sony continue to allow publishers to bring content to the PSP, or would it be wiser for them to try and steer the efforts of other developers toward the Vita? Share your thoughts in the comments below.