Final Fantasy III available on iPad today

Before they became mopey, meteorologically named belt-enthusiasts, Final Fantasy protagonists used to be heroic, cheerful and chosen youths, with names like "Ingus" and "Luneth." Thankfully, Square Enix hasn't lost touch with that younger generation of yesteryear, having released a 3D remake of Final Fantasy III on DS, the iPhone and iPod Touch, and -- as of today -- the iPad.

The latest version is based on the iPhone release, which Touch Arcade called the "definitive version of a classic RPG." Consider that praise as well as warning, since Final Fantasy III remains an occasionally harsh, old-school experience. But then, there's also someone called "Refia."

Find it on the App Store for $16.99.
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FINAL FANTASY III now available for iPad

Square Enix Ltd. announces the worldwide simultaneous release of FINAL FANTASY® III for the iPad®. Available from today, the game can be downloaded from the App StoreTM priced €13.99/£9.99.

The iPad version follows on from the success of the iPhone/iPod touch version, which has received favourable reviews since its release in March 2011.

The iPad version of FINAL FANTASY III features fully-remade 3D graphics, taking full advantage of the platform's capabilities. The smooth, intuitive touch-panel controls have been adjusted to the iPad.

FINAL FANTASY III tells the story of four youngsters caught in a grand adventure centred around the crystals. It is the first in the series to feature monster summons and a job-change system - and now you can take advantage of the iPad release to enjoy it all over again.

Product Overview:
Title: FINAL FANTASY III
Platform: iPad®
Genre: RPG
Release Date: 21th April 2011
SRP: €13.99, £9.99, $16.99 (available worldwide via App Store™)
Languages:    English, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), French, German, Italian,
Spanish and Japanese
Official Website: http://dlgames.square-enix.com/ff/
Copyright: ©1990, 2011 SQUARE ENIX CO.,LTD. All Rights Reserved.
ILLUSTRATION : 2006 YOSHITAKA AMANO
ILLUSTRATION : AKIHIKO YOSHIDA

This article was originally published on Joystiq.