Final Fantasy III PSP Screenshots Show Off The Updated Visuals

By Ishaan . June 14, 2012 . 9:00am

Square Enix are porting Final Fantasy III DS to the PSP with updated visuals, similar to the game’s iOS version, released last year. The PSP port will have a couple of new features such as the option to use the original Famicom soundtrack during the game, and an auto-battle mode to make grinding easier.

 

Today, Square released a large batch of screenshots for the game, which you can find below. Final Fantasy III will be released on September 20th in Japan.

 

 

  


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  • Spirit Macardi

    It… Looks exactly like the DS version. Maybe I’m blind, but I can’t see how the visuals were upgraded outside of now being in widescreen.

    • theoriginaled

      I was tempted to say that there looked like there might be a bit more shading on the textures in the psp version but going back and looking at the ds visuals.. no theres really no difference.

    • Godmars

      My guess: slightly sharper graphics. Nothing you wouldn’t otherwise see considering that the PSP has a higher resolution screen.

    • MrRobbyM

      It’s a bit sharper. The PSP has a higher resolution and what @theoriginaled:disqus said.

  • SetzerGabbiani

    This is a pretty shameless, quick port, cash-in to be honest.  They are counting on that giant Japanese PSP userbase to buy this.

    • MrRobbyM

      Welcome to Earth. You must be new here.

      • kupomogli

        I’m new.  I come from that great star ocean in the sky.  Well, Future Earth 2000 years from now, actually.  In Final Fantasy MMMCDLXXXVII, that’s FF3487, you can’t tell the difference from a character in game to a real life person, it looks that good.  You’d never think a game was worse than FF13, but all of them are, sadly.  It only goes downhill from here.

        Okay, so I’m lying, but I don’t think this message is really so much off. If Square keeps doing as bad as they have been the last few years, then it might be true if they’re around that long.

        • MrRobbyM

          Awesome! Well, I mean, not totally awesome. Does time travel exist 2000 years from now? I mean, my time? That way you can go back in time and save SE from becoming a steaming pile of garbage.

          I’m kidding, mostly.

      • xXDGFXx

        Welcome to business. We recommend our BS.

        • MrRobbyM

          Okay. I’ll take one BS to go.

          *later*

          This tastes like overpriced garbage!

  • Paradox me

    It looks nice, coming pretty close to the iOS version. Widescreen, sharper, running at nearly twice the resolution of the DS.

    Here’s hoping they release it outside of Japan.

  • kupomogli

    Maybe this version won’t suck.  Oh.  Right.  It’s Final Fantasy 3.  Nevermind.

    • M’iau M’iaut

      Please leave such deep analysis elsewhere. Thank you.

      • kupomogli

        Already have. It’s over in the other thread.

        • MrRobbyM

          I lol’d.

  • Darrel Daley

    I would have liked to see a FFIII 2D update like FFI/FFII/FFIV on PSP. I just wasn’t a fan of the visual DS remake of FFIII/FFIV.

    • http://twitter.com/mao2222222 MAO

      Same here.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    I’ll stick to the DS remake 

  • AzureNova

    Yes, another game for the Vita =P

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stephen-Mc-Devitt/100002626261475 Stephen Mc Devitt

    I wonder why Final Fantasy IV for the PSP couldn’t be a port of the DS like III?

    I don’t think I would be bothered with The After Years since it’s more
    like fan fiction than a sequel. You play the son of Cecil and Rosa,
    basically IV caught the “Lady and the Tramp 2″ disease.

  • Guest

    They should revamped the whole game and made them look like their CGI counterparts

  • http://twitter.com/elyasboumahraax elyas juba

    Where are you Type-0 :/ ?????

    • Anesia Hunter

      aren’t they waiting for KH3D to come out first before they touch that topic for NA and EU?

    • http://ggftw.com/forum/ Monkey_T

      Seeing how the PSP’s market is doing in the West, I wouldn’t be surprised if they gave up on localizing the game. I would, however, be very upset.

  • Matthew Emirzian

    PSP’s not dead yet!

    • http://www.myspace.com/Juan_Rod bluejuan85

      Indeed here’s hoping for a US release even though I have the DS version already but gosh darnit I need more PSP games. Atlus has been filling that role quite nicely.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/V5DBFZEHKKBT5MSVXZSTUBO6LU Jaime

       I love the PSP, but unless you speak Japanese, its pretty much dead…

  • $36598391

    This looks exactly the same as the DS version, doesn’t look like they tuned up the graphics at all, why the hell does Square Enix not give PSP owners a version of Final Fantasy III like Final Fantasy, Final Fantasy II and Final Fantasy IV Complete Collection for the PSP

  • malek86

    No filtering, really?

    They could have easily applied bilinear or even trilinear, the game doesn’t look particularly heavyweight. I think the iOS version had it.

  • davidvinc

    If they want to make it so that grinding is easier why don’t they just increase the EXP and gold that you earn from each battle, like they did in the DQ remakes?

  • davidvinc

    If they want to make it so that grinding is easier why don’t they just increase the EXP and gold that you earn from each battle, like they did in the DQ remakes?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_S2UKKIGGOA4V5EIFXAD7BQQOV4 Heehee

    Does this game being in 3D prove that SE lost the program of the original FFIII for the NES that I’ve heard about?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_S2UKKIGGOA4V5EIFXAD7BQQOV4 Heehee

    Does this game being in 3D prove that SE lost the program of the original FFIII for the NES that I’ve heard about?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000172099718 Dominic Hunter

    I’m sorry, is this for the same PSP and from the same Square Enix as Final Fantasy Type-0 and Kingdom Hearts BBS? Doesn’t look like it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000172099718 Dominic Hunter

    I’m sorry, is this for the same PSP and from the same Square Enix as Final Fantasy Type-0 and Kingdom Hearts BBS? Doesn’t look like it.

  • Muggshotter

    Being someone who never bought the DS-make, I’d… prooobably buy this one, if only to have more FF games on a single system. : P

  • mikedo2007

    “The PSP port will have a couple of new features such as the option to use the original Famicom soundtrack during the game”

    That’s kinda nice to hear, I wonder what other features the PSP version will have not found in DS, iOS, and Android.

  • epy

    *Conspiracy Keanu Mode*

    What if the only reason they did this is to have all the Final Fantasies on Sony consoles in preparation for the release of the remakes of Final Fantasy V and VI on the Vita instead of the 3DS like everybody is expecting?

    • http://ggftw.com/forum/ Monkey_T

      I recall from somewhere that Square Enix themselves said they were interested in making V and VI remakes for the 3DS.

  • idofgrahf

    hm, I thought the psp was capable of better graphics than that, doesn’t look bad but it seems like DS level graphics to me.

    • Code

      Mmm think of it as a scaled up port of sorts. It’s definitely not utilizing the PSP’s capabilities as much as it could be obviously.

  • http://twitter.com/class_zero Rohan James

    if it’s a 2d sprite like FF IV CC i probably will buy it but i already own the ds version so i will pass this

  • protofox

    Does want. gimme. i could play this on my 3ds right now..but totalllyy not the point.

  • Nozomi

    What da fuq, Squenix. What da fuq.

  • revenent hell

    I am kinda bitter about this…….when I got it for the ds I thought no psp version odd… and now look….blah oh well same difference to me I just would have rather had it on the PSP at the time.

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