Capcom has confirmed that the PSP port of Breath of Fire III, the one that has been translated into English and available in Europe for exactly ten years, will be coming to North America through the PlayStation Network. It will be playable on the PSP and PS Vita and available exclusively through digital channels.
And best of all, it will only be $9.99! No waiting tax or anything!
I wouldn’t call Breath of Fire III a masterpiece or anything like that, but it is a solid, dependable JRPG with some fun characters and an interesting world for its story to unfold in. It gets the seal of approval, especially after Capcom probably bent over backwards to finally bring this port here. I’ve heard this PSP version has some loading time issues, but I haven’t played it to state anything officially.
And for the record, it is believed that Sony of America blocked the release back in the day not wanting the PSP to be home to too many PlayStation ports. This delay doesn’t fall on Capcom’s doorstep.