The Playstation Portable version of Final Fantasy III will be heading to the West after all after it was confirmed on the Playstation Blog that the game will be released in North America this week on the 25th of September. However, it will only be released on the Playstation Network as a digital copy, with no mention of a physical release. This should come as no surprise since the PSP market is virtually non-existent in the West. With that said, despite the fact it is for the PSP, the game should work on the Playstation Vita.
With the release of Final Fantasy III in the West, the number of main Final Fantasy games have reached nine, at least in North America. Even though there has been no announcement on an European PSN release, it wouldn’t be a surprise if it did reach the European and PAL territories. While it isn’t for the Vita, the game will boast new features such as graphics optimized for the 16:9 screen, an image gallery, an option to switch to the original BGM and an auto-battle system that doubles the speed of combat.