Long has it been since Square Enix showed much interest in bringing its single-player RPGs to PC. Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn withstanding, Square must simply have little respect for the platform and its audience. Perhaps that's changing now, however, as the German's rating board has just published its grade for PC port of Final Fantasy III. Could the once rare RPG soon be joining Final Fantasy VII and VIII on Steam?
For those unfamiliar, Final Fantasy III was the first game in the series to really define jobs in an iconic way. Thieves began to use "Steal" and Dragoons began to use "Jump". Otherwise, Final Fantasy III lacks a lot of the substance that future releases in the franchise embrace. The main characters, four orphans that in the original game went nameless, earned named in the Nintendo DS remake: Luneth, Ingus, Arc and Refia. Maybe with a PC release they'll begin to get recognized much like their franchise protagonist brethren.
Still, it must be repeated that this is 100% a rumor until Square Enix says otherwise. While ratings boards are generally reliable with regards to upcoming game releases, Germany especially, it's still not an indicator of a game actually being planned to be launched. There are dozens of issues that can arise that could block the game's release, whether they be licensing issues or marketing complications. Just don't anyone hold their breathe hoping for a preorder to pop up any second.
Final Fantasy III is currently available on the Nintendo DS, iOS and Android devices, and of course -- on the Nintendo Famicom. Oh, and OUYA too. Expect the PC release to be a port of the updated DS game with 3D graphics.