On August 24, Final Fantasy III and Rune Factory: Shin Bokujou Monogatari (Harvest Moon spinoff) will be released in Japan fo DS. While FFIII certainly has the brand edge, both titles look to boost the DS's credibility as a viable RPG platform. Famitsu recently published its reviews for the two games, suggesting that FFIII is slightly superior:
- Final Fantasy III (Square Enix): 9/8/9/8 - 34/40*
- Rune Factory (Marvelous Interactive): 8/9/7/9 - 33/40
*C3 News notes that Famitsu's score for the original FFIII (NES) was 35/40.