Remember that Team Ninja developed Final Fantasy game which was briefly made available as a time-limited demo before disappearing into the night? Well, the wait for the final game is almost over, with Square Enix confirming that Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin will be launching on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC (via the Epic Games Store) from 18 March 2022.
Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin is a new action RPG developed through a unique collaboration between Koei Tecmo Games’ Team NINJA studio (NINJA GAIDEN and Nioh) and Tetsuya Nomura (Final Fantasy VII and Kingdom Hearts), which Square Enix claims “brings a bold, new vision to the Final Fantasy series that will appeal to existing Final Fantasy fans and new players alike”.
Players will join Jack and his allies as they throw open the gates to the Chaos Shrine and step into a world of dark fantasy and combat to discover if they are truly the Warriors of Light the prophecy untold.
Want to see more before making a decision on whether this is a Day 1 purchase? From now until 11 October 2021, owners of a PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X|S console will be able to download Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin Trial Version 2, an expansion of the initial demo. Players can explore an additional stage of the game, the Refrin Wetlands, alongside a new ally, experience new playstyles in battle with the addition of multiple new jobs, and fight against an array of new enemies. Multiplayer support will also be featured for the first time.
Expect to hear more about Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin following the second trial, when player feedback is collated and used to influence the final product.