Nintendo scooped Final Fantasy III remake from Sony

Square Enix originally eyed PS2 for the remake before Nintendo convinced them to go with the DS version, producer tells CVG

The DS remake of Final Fantasy III is about to launch across Europe this Friday, but it could have been a different story if Nintendo hadn't stepped in and persuaded Square Enix to go with the DS.

The company's original plan was to release the remake on the old, faithful PlayStation 2. But there seems to have been a bit of a last minute bidding war from Nintendo.

Producer Hiromichi Tanaka told CVG, "Originally we were planning to release the game on PlayStation 2 but Nintendo wanted us to release it on this new platform." Would you rather have it on PS2 or do you think it best suits DS? Let us know your thoughts below.

You can read our full interview with Tanaka here, where he discusses the potential of remaking Final Fantasy VII for a current machine and how his team got so much power out of the DS for the remake.

Look out for CVG's Final Fantasy III DS review tomorrow.