March 24, 2011


Square Enix Announces Limited–Time Sale to Commemorate the Release of FINAL FANTASY III

LOS ANGELES (March 24, 2011)Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in North America, announced today that FINAL FANTASY® III, which has received global acclaim on several platforms, is now available as part of a worldwide simultaneous release for the iPhone® and iPod touch®.

First released in Japan in 1990, FINAL FANTASY III was the first title in the series to become a million–seller. The full 3–D remake was released for the Nintendo DS™ in 2006, and now the classic RPG is being released on the iPhone and iPod touch.

The iPhone/iPod touch version of FINAL FANTASY III features improved 3–D graphics, taking full advantage of the platform's capabilities. Smooth, intuitive touch–panel controls, a feature of Square Enix's previous iPhone RPG experience, make the game easier to play than ever.

FINAL FANTASY III was a hallmark of innovation for the entire series, from the job system that lets characters change classes at any time to the ability to summon powerful creatures – and now you can take advantage of the iPhone/iPod touch release to enjoy it all over again. The iPad® version will be available for download in April 2011.


Protected by the crystals of light, the once–peaceful land has forever been changed by the great tremor. Without warning, the earthquake pulled the crystals into the earth, upsetting the world’s fragile balance. It seems as if all hope is lost – but as the Gulgan prophecy foretold, four souls blessed with the light shall once again restore balance to the world…

Near the small village of Ur, fate guides Luneth to a sentient crystal that changes his life forever. As the light of the crystal fades, Luneth embarks on a journey with three others who share his destiny to search for the remaining crystals, and fight the battle of light and darkness…


  • New and improved 3–D visuals exclusive to the iPhone/iPod touch
  • Smooth, intuitive touch–panel controls specifically tailored to Square Enix’s iPhone RPGs
  • Quicker browsing through the monster bestiary and other game records
  • New visual designs for the Job Mastery Cards
  • Retina Display compatible

Product Summary

Platform: iPhone / iPod touch
Genre: RPG
Release Date: March 24, 2011
Price: $15.99 (available worldwide via App Store™)
Languages: English, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish
Copyright: © 1990, 2011 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved. ILLUSTRATION: 2006 YOSHITAKA AMANO

For more information about FINAL FANTASY III, please visit the official website:

To celebrate the release of FINAL FANTASY III, Square Enix is offering previously released iPhone/iPod touch and iPad applications at a discount. The sale begins today, but only for a limited time.

Please visit the following website for more details:

Applicable Titles

Apps for the iPhone/iPod Touch
  • CHAOS RINGS®: $12.99 → $5.99
  • CRYSTAL DEFENDERS®: $7.99 → $3.99
  • SONG SUMMONER®: The Unsung Heroes™ - Encore: $9.99 → $4.99
  • FINAL FANTASY: $8.99 → $3.99
  • FINAL FANTASY II: $8.99 → $3.99
  • VANGUARD STORM™: $3.99 → $1.99
  • HILLS AND RIVERS REMAIN®: $4.99 → $1.99
  • FINAL FANTASY VII ACC Larger-than-Life Gallery™: $5.99 → $2.99
  • FINAL FANTASY XIII Larger-than-Life Gallery: $5.99 → $2.99
  • VOICE FANTASY™: $2.99 → $0.99
  • FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST® Gallery: $1.99 → $0.99
  • SECRET OF MANA®: $8.99 → $3.99
  • FINAL FANTASY VII Compilation Wallpaper: $3.99 → $199

Apps for the iPad
  • CHAOS RINGS: $15.99 → $7.99
  • CRYSTAL DEFENDERS for iPad: $7.99 → $3.99
  • FINAL FANTASY VII ACC Larger-than-Life Gallery: $5.99 → $2.99
  • FINAL FANTASY XIII Larger-than-Life Gallery: $5.99 → $2.99
  • Chocobo Panic®: $3.99 → $1.99

CRYSTAL DEFENDERS Update Available in one week!

CRYSTAL DEFENDERS, a defensive strategy game featuring character classes from FINAL FANTASY TACTICS A2 fending off a variety of monsters, has received the following new features. The game is part of the Square Enix iPhone/iPod touch app sale ongoing until March 31.

  • Game Center rankings and achievements added. Complete achievements to unlock original art and illustrations.
  • Better performance optimized for the iPhone 4.

About Square Enix

Square Enix, Inc. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content throughout the Americas as part of the Square Enix Group. The Square Enix Group operates a global network of leading development studios and boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property, including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 97 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 54 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 35 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix, Inc. is a U.S.-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.

More information on Square Enix, Inc. can be found at

© 1990, 2011 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved. FINAL FANTASY, CHAOS RINGS, CHOCOBO PANIC, CRYSTAL DEFENDERS, DRAGON QUEST, EIDOS,FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST, HILLS AND RIVERS REMAIN, LARGER–THAN–LIFE GALLERY,SECRET OF MANA, SLIDING HEROES, SONG SUMMONER, SPACE INVADERS, SQUARE ENIX, the SQUARE ENIX logo, TAITO, THE UNSUNG HEROES, TOMB RAIDER, VANGUARD STORM and VOICE FANTASY are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Square Enix Group of companies. iPhone, iPod and iPod Touch are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. Nintendo DS is a trademark of Nintendo. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.