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Cracking open the last closed platform: the TV. A beautiful, affordable console -- built on Android, by the creator of Jambox.
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Final Fantasy comes to OUYA

Posted by OUYA (Creator)

We’ve been saying that OUYA will offer all kinds of games.

This morning, we are honored to announce that OUYA is partnering with Square Enix to bring you one of the most beloved franchises in gaming -- Final Fantasy. We will kick this off with Final Fantasy III, which will be a launch title on OUYA. This will be the first time gamers outside of Japan can play FFIII on their televisions through a console.

But that’s not the end of it: We’re promising to deliver Final Fantasy III like you’ve never seen it before – Hironobu Sakaguchi’s third installment in the role playing game franchise will be updated to exploit OUYA’s high-definition resolution in glorious graphic detail. For those of you who are new to Final Fantasy, we’ll offer a free demo so you can give it a go!

Previously unreleased in the U.S. until it appeared as a 3D remake for the Nintendo DS in 2006, Final Fantasy III was widely referred to as one of the “missing pieces” in the FF series. OUYA players can now proudly claim this piece of the puzzle.

We’re thrilled to bring this storied franchise to OUYA.



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    1. Missing avatar

      Stanton on

      I generally don't like FF remakes. I'd rather just play the fan translated FFIII through an emulator on the Ouya but this is good news, I knew everyone is not like me.

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      Zing on

      Final Fantasy VII on the device, what a dream come true it would be. With texture packs and high res models - From the old PS era rising to appear once again on TV and conquering the new and old generation of RPGamers. Shame that SE will probably not allow that for quite some time..

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      Eric Young on

      Zelda and the metriods won't be coming to ouya they are Nintendo licenced franchises

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      alexandre chiodini on

      FF series, Chrono Trigger/cross, zeldas!, super metroids :D doom, duke nukem :P etc :P minecraft/terraria

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      Jake King on

      Agreed with FF series and Crono Trigger

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      James on

      This is a huge win! Can we do all of them? I mean FFVII would be the holy grail, but at least all of the games up to PS3 should be produceable right? On a scale of 1-10 how possible would it be for square to allow you to release a slightly higher res version fo FF7 but with an add on pack/expansions.

      I cannot explain how cool this would be. You could offer people limited edition materia for buying on the launch dates of the game and any subsequent expansions. People would absolutely pay a few dollars more to buy on opening day with the bonus/super cool materia (or weapons).

      @ Cody Cronno Trigger is also a win.

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      cody on

      i would like crono triger and crono cross on it

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      ronald owen on

      I've played most of the Final Fantasy series, and I liked FFVI,( released as FF3 her in the USA), as by far the best story wise, just my 2 cents worth, LOL.

    9. Sean on

      @Kurenka: FF6 is one of the best mate. Really worth a go. I loved every second of it when I bought the re-release on the PSX all those years ago!

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      Kurenka on

      Love it or hate it (personally I LOVE the FF series), Final Fantasy (and the entire partnership with SE really) on the OUYA is a MASSIVE coup.
      Amongst the millions of FF fans I'd say the majority came in (like me) at FF7. While I have played earlier versions, apart from FF6, have been on handhelds so getting to see FF3 (and hopefully others!) will be amazing, especially with the update mentioned graphically. (Please no one mention about a FF7 remake with updated graphics, yes most FF fans would love to see that but I'm tired of people going on and on about it lol. SE know about this, and if they are gonna do it, they will!)

    11. Justin Andrew Mason

      @SilentS: Honestly, with the open platform, I suspect there will be several very neat retro-style RPG's in development for the Ouya. The doors have been opened for the creative masses. :)

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      SilentS on

      Looks like I will be the minority here. As much as I would like to have any FF game BEFORE FF7 (overrated IMO), I would rather see some Dragon Quest/Warrior games added. There are other old school RPG's aside from the Final Fantasy series that needs to be revived.

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      Darin Gibbs on

      HD FF6 and i'd be happy :P though 4 and 5 non ps1 versions coming to it would be awesome too

    22. Tom Greaux on

      Final Fantasy 7 or bust! You have to port that game over to the OUYA. You would be a successful console just based on that game alone.

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      Caleb on

      i hate to be this sort of guy
      and i know this REALY doesn't matter

      but it will be so Weird playing a game without a B button

      OUYA is a Great idea

      i just think AB
      XO Tri Square

      the x box controller
      and i just think it is so great they turned the 4 O Buttons into O,U,Y and A buttons

      but i will miss B. very much

      goodbye B you will allways be my True Run Button

    24. negativeProximity on

      It's such a nice little system, it wonder how well it will integrate with an External Hard drive.

      One of those will be very necessary to making this system a success, I do believe.

    25. Jordan Jacobs on

      Final Fantasy 6 HD remake!!! Gogogogo!

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      Boomer Rawlings on

      Kingdom Hearts! Or Final Fantasy 7!

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      Yuri Fassio on

      Any chance to see chapter 7, sooner or later?

    28. Gaurav on

      FF on OUYA. Thats the best thing!!!

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      Omar Shami on

      Perhaps Square can also port Einhander.

    30. BijanAbrahim on

      Sounds good if it looks good enough might switch over from ios version to ouya version

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      Justin Reichstein on

      As a few others have said, it would be really great if OUYA allows access to the games that you have bought in the google store. Many existing games already support gamepads and should be really playable on the OUYA. Hopefully we wont have to re-purchase our existing games. Maybe OUYA could have a version of the play store that only lets you download apps you have already purchased on another device (as opposed to letting you browse the full play store).

    32. james steele on

      @blonigen and what? they got 5 bucks off. as some one that was an early bird that gave it up in the first day so some one else could afford a console in the limited run that was being severly limited in number. and paying over double for my teir jump... do i not deserve something for backing this then? I get a console with a few little perks but not many. i backed an idea not a gimie gimie. I dont see a cash grab. i think people are complaining about nothing. Also vevo is costing you people nothing. Until game developers will sack up and throw in this is what we get to expect.

    33. Colin Crisanti on

      Stay on target... focus on games. I have enough media center devices in my living room.

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      Blonigen on

      @Benjamin Steinert
      It's always easy to look at things in hindsight and act like like a genius and say that it was easy to see something coming that eventually happened. And while this one did take off, that isn't always the case and you can't know for sure until happens. And not all of the early birds "stumbled" across this, and even those that did, still "took a chance" when the numbers sold were in the 100s, not the tens of thousands that make it clear NOW that this will likely be a winner.

      Also, if you think that this is past the point of needing some word of mouth from the early adopters, including everyone in this kickstarter, you are wrong. And IMO this cash grab is not how you keep everyone in your camp.

    35. Nathan Carr on

      The time from now and release can NOT go fast enough now!!

    36. Lucas A. Phillips on

      Oh my frizzlemuffins. :DD Can't wait to buy/ download FFIII.

    37. Karlo Luis Martinez Martos on

      I just finished my post on the 3.5mm jack and S/PDIF audio port integrationg to see how much fuss it can make and try to see it through. I am a LTD tier backer and really enjoy my games and this collaborative effort. Fir console bought in YEARS! So please make it right.

    38. Steve Burdette on

      I've been playing FF3 on my Droid Razr. This whole time I've been wishing that they would have added some darn controller support! I'm so excited for the OUYA version! I hope I don't have to purchase it twice, but it's such a great game it will be worth it!

    39. Erich Cranor

      dang, wrong update

    40. Erich Cranor

      This is the third time I've posted this explanation, so sorry for the repetition. But as you may have noticed there are some who totally fail to get the point. The issue with buttons has NOTHING to do with whether you like a certain other console, or learning to play as a player, or whether the OUYA labels are cool, or cutesy, or whatever. The issue is that in the absence of a clear button priority different developers will guess differently--note that A (first letter), O (first letter of OUYA, or from the German OK), Y (for yes), green (xbox), bottom (xbox, western playstation), and right (japanese playstation) are all arguably valid guesses (personally I'd say Y was a stretch, but then I'd also say O for OK is ridiculous but it has already been seriously suggested). And anyone who played both Japanese and Western games on a playstation can tell you that switching back and forth is annoying. It's like when the mouse buttons are reversed. No this is not a huge issue. But it is a COMPLETELY AVOIDABLE issue. (sorry for all caps, but notice that I'm following the golden rule since the self-styled heroes who are trying to 'rescue' Ouya from all the unappreciative 'bitching' that 'trolls' like me are engaged in, they all seem to like all caps, and this post is for them)

    41. Melvin Blokhuijzen on

      @Marcus Wilhelm Agreed with the colouring! The green O button and red A button seems like a more logical choice.

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    43. Griffin Patterson on

      While I understand that the amount of money this project has raised is only an indicator of "pre-orders" in order to aid manufacturing cost reduction, I do feel that it would be nice to reward us for showing so much affection to the project. While Square Enix and OnLive and VEVO are big news, that would be something that is expected of a console developer and are things that will help put it more on par with big names like Xbox and PS. Since your backers have given you the confidence in the console, rewards such as ModKits or Advanced DevKits available to purchase on release would be a pleasant addition to your repertoire. I think our main worry as backers is that (while understandable) it's difficult to show support for a project when we still know VERY little about it. Just ranting here. Sorry if I pushed any buttons

    44. Robert DeBusk on

      I'll be happy when this kickstarter has ended so I don't have to read through the comments of all these whiny, entitled a-holes anymore.

    45. Serhane Med Amine on

      I've pledged $225 I'd like to know if I will get the limited edition or do I need to choose the $140 instead ?

    46. Michael on

      I've pledge 250$ bucks for the Kickstarter eclusive. Will I get the Backer exclusive controllers?

    47. Nick C

      Can an early bird up the value to get the new version? Do we have to vacate the spot?