Posted on July 31, 2012 AT 04:03pm
OUYA has come out of nowhere to become the fourth home console. While the Wii U will be the next major console released, Sony and Microsoft are obviously at work on their successors, OUYA’s evolution has been for all to see.
Square Enix has pledged their support for the console, announcing Final Fantasy III, for the first time for a home console in North America. While it’s been released on portable systems, it’s never come to the big screen. The game will be playable with the console’s standard hybrid button/touch screen controller. No final price of the title has been revealed, but at least some will be free to play; given the game, it would make sense to let players get up to a certain point before charging them for the full title. Presumably, this iteration will be largely based off of the 3DS title.
We’ve been saying that OUYA will offer all kinds of games.
This morning, we are honored to announce that OUYA is partnering with Square Enix to bring you one of the most beloved franchises in gaming — Final Fantasy. We will kick this off with Final Fantasy III, which will be a launch title on OUYA. This will be the first time gamers outside of Japan can play FFIII on their televisions through a console.
But that’s not the end of it: We’re promising to deliver Final Fantasy III like you’ve never seen it before – Hironobu Sakaguchi’s third installment in the role playing game franchise will be updated to exploit OUYA’s high-definition resolution in glorious graphic detail. For those of you who are new to Final Fantasy, we’ll offer a free demo so you can give it a go!
Previously unreleased in the U.S. until it appeared as a 3D remake for the Nintendo DS in 2006, Final Fantasy III was widely referred to as one of the “missing pieces” in the FF series. OUYA players can now proudly claim this piece of the puzzle.
We’re thrilled to bring this storied franchise to OUYA.
Currently, gamers can “preorder” the console for $99 (with one controller) by placing a Kickstarter support pledge. On top of all games having a free-play period, the console has OnLive capability and will be fully-hackable.
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