Square Enix has announced Stranger Of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin; and a trial version available now on PlayStation 5.
Developed by Koei Tecmo Games, and Team Ninja; the game appears to be the previously rumored PlayStation exclusive Souls-like Final Fantasy game by Team Ninja.
As stated in the press release (via email), Jack, Ash, and Jed attempt to find the Chaos Shrine; and defeat Chaos itself. As the trio’s memories are muddled and hidden, are they the prophesied Warriors of Light?
Players will fight iconic monsters from the Final Fantasy series (turning into crystals when they die), and use powerful spells, abilities, and classic jobs (such as warrior, dragoon, and black mage). Along with classic monsters, it seems new forms of classic villains may appear; such as Garland.
“While it is FINAL FANTASY, it feels different—but there’s no doubt that the blood of FINAL FANTASY runs through its veins,” said Tetsuya Nomura, Creative Producer for STRANGER OF PARADISE FINAL FANTASY ORIGIN. “We’ve undertaken the challenge of finding this difficult middle ground for this mature and stylish title. We need a little time until we’re able to complete it, and while the battle system is a bloody one, it does link to the story, so I hope you’ll use this opportunity to give it a try.”
“I’m truly happy to be involved with a new FINAL FANTASY, and a title connected to its origin at that,” said Fumihiko Yasuda, Head of Team NINJA at Koei Tecmo Games. “Using the feedback that the players provide after playing the trial version, all of us at Team NINJA will work to make this a title that meets the expectations of not only action game fans, but also FINAL FANTASY series fans around the world!”
You can find the announcement trailer below.
Stranger Of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin launches 2022 for Windows PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S. A PlayStation 5 demo will be available soon, but only available until June 24th.
As stated in the press release, Stranger Of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin Trial Version is available now on PlayStation 5 until June 24th 7:59 p.m. PDT. Those who play are also invited to take part in a survey to offer feedback (open from June 13th to June 30th until 7:59 a.m. PDT) via the main menu.