Four orphaned youths discover a powerful crystal which grants them power and instructs them to restore balance to the world. Shocked but heartened, the four inform their adoptive family of their mission and set out to explore and bring back equilibrium.
In 2006, Square Enix released a major remake of Final Fantasy III for Nintendo's DS handheld. Hiromichi Tanaka, designer of the original Famicom game, directed and produced the remake. Final Fantasy III had never been previously released outside Japan.