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Capcom's third installment of its epic RPG. Breath of Fire III is the first installment of the Breath of Fire Series to appear on the Playstation (And later ported to the PSP).

Set free by the the workers of Dauna Mine, Ryu of the Brood learns to both understand his power, and to understand the history of his extinct kind. By both utilizing Ryu's unique power and the abilities of those whom assist him, players will uncover the history of the Brood, learn more about the characters, and the very reason why the Brood were wiped out.

Players control Ryu and his allies on their journey, each of Ryu's friends have abilities only they can use, and they will have to work together to make their way through the obstacles and enemies that they encounter; creativity is key to your success in this game!

Ryu eventually is able to utilize his power of the Brood, allowing him to ascend into various dragon-like forms. This is done using a gene-splicing system that dictates what sort of form Ryu will take.

Breath of Fire III also includes a Master System, which permits Ryu and his allies to learn from various people to augment their abilities differently as they gain experience; these trainers can also teach abilities to those whom train hard under them.


Breath of Fire III PlayStation Opening the main battle menu in a cave encounter. Note the weird angles
Breath of Fire III PSP Catch in Fishing mode
Breath of Fire III PSP Player vs Fish combat in Fishing mode
Breath of Fire III PlayStation The first world map region of the game is green and lush

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Alternate Titles

  • "龙战士3" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Long Zhanshi 3" -- Chinese title (simplified)
  • "ブレスオブファイアⅢ" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

A turning point for the series, overall good game but not without issues PlayStation Bregalad (938)

Critic Reviews

Video Games PlayStation Aug, 1998 87 out of 100 87
Super Play (Sweden) PlayStation Jul, 1998 87 out of 100 87
Just RPG PlayStation Jan 31, 1998 82 out of 100 82
GamePro (US) PlayStation Jan 01, 2000 4 out of 5 80
intensepsx.com PlayStation 1999 8 out of 10 80
RPGFan PlayStation Jan 04, 1999 73 out of 100 73
RPGDreamers PlayStation 2004 7 out of 10 70
DarkZero PSP May 25, 2006 7 out of 10 70
Fragland.net PSP May 25, 2006 68.2 out of 100 68
Game Revolution PlayStation Jun, 1998 B- 67


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If you look closely in the coliseum you'll spot Sakura and Chun Li, from the Street Fighter series.
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