The upcoming, Kickstarter based, Android console Ouya shared some news today about a franchise some of you people might like: Final Fantasy, specifically Final Fantasy III. This news, in addition to recent announcements of an OnLive partnership, will surely help this little console that could.
According to the Kickstarter update, the game will be a launch title:
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.
No word on which version of the game this will be, but since the console is heavily focused on putting tablet/phone experiences on the TV, it can be assumed that it will be the Android version with remapped controls for a controller.
From Bruce Grove, GM of OnLive:
When OnLive first heard about OUYA, we were excited to see console gaming becoming more available and open. Like OUYA, we came to gaming with a new vision for making top-quality gaming accessible to more people, and we continue to look for ways to expand on that vision.
OUYA is rethinking the console business, making waves by using standard technology to make gaming for your living room accessible, affordable and more innovative than ever. In OnLive’s case, we pioneered a groundbreaking, cloud-based system that instantly delivers games to any device on demand.
We are pleased to announce that OnLive will be available on OUYA at launch, extending and building on our commitment to make the best games available to everyone, everywhere.
All of the titles available on the service will be available on the Ouya, with 30 minute demos of the games before buying.
And lastly, you probably noticed the controller at the top of the post. That’s what it looks like in its current incarnation, but the buttons are probably going to chance simply because four colored circles are not the best for colorblind gamers.
The Ouya can still be backed on Kickstarter as of this writing with nine days to go and a current total raised of 5.8 million dollars.