King's Field III
King's Field III
King's Field III
Developer: FromSoftware
Publisher: JP: FromSoftware
US: ASCII Entertainment
Director/Supervisor: Zin Naotoshi
Programmer: Hasegawa Eiichi
Writers: Kimura Toshiya
Nishida Shinichiro
Series: King's Field: The Verdite Trilogy
Engine: Sword of Moonlight
Platform: Playstation
Release: JP: June 21, 1996
NA: November 20, 1996
Genre: Action RPG
Aggregator/Publication Score
Famitsu 28/20

King's Field III known as King's Field II in the West is a first-person Action RPG developed by 株式会社FromSoftware and originally released in 1996. It is self-published by them in Japan, while it is published by AGETEC (ASCII Entertainment) in the US. This is the final installment of the "Verdite Trilogy," following the exploits of Prince Austin Lyle Forester as he deals with the fall-out from the events of King's Field and King's Field II as it engulfs his family and his home.

It released solely for the Playstation entertainment system.



Development and Release

King's Field III: Pilot Style (Prequel-Demo)

Likely the earliest From Software demo disc produced. KF III was released in Japan on June 21, 1996. This demo was released two months after the main game, at the first ever Tokyo Game Show on Aug 22-24, 1996.

Unlike other From Software demos (e.g. Echo Night 2), this is not simply the opening area, but an official ‘prequel’ with new areas. Same items and soundtrack. Takes about an hour to finish, with no save states.

Demo for King's Field III
PlayStation / FromSoftware
August 22, 1996
SLPM 80029
Not For Sale1

Promotional Materials


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