PC gamers will soon be able to own another Final Fantasy game. Steam has added Final Fantasy 3 to their library.
Final Fantasy 3 centers around four orphans in the village of Ur. These unlikely heroes must locate the four crystals of light, relics with the power to end the world. Their journey will take them across their world and into a dark parallel dimension.
This game shouldn't be confused with Final Fantasy 6. FF6 was released as Final Fantasy III in North America in 1994. That's the game with Kefka, Terra and many other renowned characters.
The "real" Final Fantasy 3 was less famous. FF3 first debuted on the NES in Japan in 1990. It finally made its North America debut in 2006 with a DS remake. The DS remake featured 3D graphics along with a new full motion video intro. Square Enix also revamped the job system, redesigned the four main characters to make them distinguishable from each other, and added a new dungeon.
All of the improvements introduced for the DS are present in the PC version. The developers promise that the graphics have been upgraded even further, though. The bestiary and game stats can be browsed faster. Support for Steam Trading Cards and Achievements have been added to give players extra incentive to return to this retro adventure.
If you're planning to buy Final Fantasy 3 on PC, you won't need a high-end system. Here are the minimum requirements for the game:
The Steam listing for FF3 doesn't mention a release date. However, the existence of the Steam listing suggests that its launch isn't far away. Expect an announcement from Square Enix real soon.