Finally, one of the most under-appreciated RPGs of all time is coming soon to your PS3.
The ESRB strikes again! The Entertainment Software Ratings Board has officially given Final Fantasy V a rating for an American release on the PS3. While the game is still not officially announced by Square-Enix in North America yet, the ESRB’s rating all but guarantees an eventual release. The game has already been released on the PSN in Japan and was announced for Europe some time ago. It was only a matter of time before the western hemisphere received the game, but it’s nice to have something tangible to get excited about.
Final Fantasy V is one of the few games in the series that skipped an American release initially on the SNES, making it difficult for the average gamer to experience the job-centric RPG. It finally made it to our shores with the release of the Final Fantasy Anthologies collection on the PlayStation, and then later on the Game Boy Advance. The PSN version will be the updated PSOne edition of the game and not the original SNES title.
There is no release date yet, but hopefully we won’t have to wait too long. Though, Chrono Trigger was rated by the ESRB several weeks ago and still has not been released on the PSN, so we will unfortunately have to simply wait and see.