Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin unleashes its chaos on March 18, 2022 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC via Epic Games Store
During the Square Enix Presents: Tokyo Game Show 2021 livestream, Square Enix concluded its presentation with a brand-new look at Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin. The game is launching on March 18, 2022 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC via Epic Games Store.
A lot of new footage was shared, including the reveal of a new female character named Neon that joins Jack's party. The trailer leans a lot more into the first Final Fantasy's world as it assembles the 4 Warriors of Light of Jack, Ash, Jed, and Neon, along with details of how darkness is corrupting the crystals of fire, wind, water, and earth. Many new, brightly lit environments were showcased. Final Fantasy players will notice the return of a familiar boss - Tiamat.
Another limited-time demo for Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin was also announced. It is now available to both PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S this time around; it will only be available until October 11. The new demo incorporates some changes based on survey feedback from the first limited-time demo earlier this year and also includes some multiplayer features too.
Square Enix also announced pre-order and other purchase bonuses for the game:
- A Digital Deluxe Edition (all platforms, $89.99) will net players a digital artbook, digital mini soundtrack, and a DLC Season Pass, which includes additional missions ‘Trials of the Dragon King, ‘Wanderer of the Rift’ and ‘DIFFERENT FUTURE’.
- Those who purchase a standard edition can buy a Digital Deluxe Edition upgrade at launch, offering the same Deluxe bonuses
- Pre-orders of the Digital Standard or Digital Deluxe Edtion will receive a “Braveheart” weapon, a “Rebellion” weapon, a "Lustrous Shield", and 72-hour early access to the full game. (24 hours for PC)
- PlayStation 4 digital pre-orders will also offer a bonus console theme.
The trailer in English and Japanese, as well as the press release with all the details, can be found below.
During today’s Tokyo Game Show livestream, Square Enix announced that Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin will release on March 18, 2022 on PlayStation 5 (PS5), PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC via the Epic Games Store. The new action RPG, developed by Team NINJA from Koei Tecmo Games (Ninja Gaiden and Nioh series), in collaboration with Tetsuya Nomura (Final Fantasy VII, Kingdom Hearts III), brings a bold, new vision to the Final Fantasy series that will appeal to existing Final Fantasy fans and new players alike.
Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin blends challenging and strategic action gameplay with the world and lore of the Final Fantasy series to create a unique action RPG experience. Join Jack and his allies as they throw open the gates to the Chaos Shrine and step into a world of dark fantasy and exhilarating battles to discover if they are truly the Warriors of Light the prophecy foretold.
The company also announced the release of Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin Trial Version 2 on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S—an expansion of the first trial version of the game, which launched in June. 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. This will also be the first opportunity for players to sample the game’s multiplayer function.
The Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin Trial Version 2 is available now through October 11, 2021 7:59 a.m. (PDT) / 3:59 p.m. (BST). Players who download and play Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin Trial Version 2 are invited to participate in a survey to provide feedback to the development team on their play experience, further helping to shape the outcome of the game. The survey will be open now through October 18, 2021 7:59 a.m. (PDT) / 3:59 p.m. (BST) and will be accessible from the menu screen of Trial Version 2.
Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin will be available as a physical and digital Standard Edition on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One, with a digital-only Standard Edition available on PC via the Epic Games Store. A Digital Deluxe Edition will also be available on all platforms. The Digital Deluxe Edition of Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin includes a digital artbook, digital mini soundtrack and a DLC Season Pass, which will include the additional missions; ‘Trials of the Dragon King, ‘Wanderer of the Rift’ and ‘DIFFERENT FUTURE’. Those who purchase the PS5 or PS4 physical or digital Standard Edition owners can purchase a Digital Deluxe Edition upgrade at launch, which will provide the above Digital Deluxe Edition bonuses.
Players who purchase Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin for the PlayStation 4 can download a free PS5 console enhancement update* that includes all the next-gen visual and gameplay enhancements at no extra cost when playing on a PS5 console. Xbox customers who purchase the physical or digital editions of the game will be eligible to leverage Smart Delivery, meaning they can play their editions across any Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S consoles. The system will automatically select the optimal version of the game for the console being used.
Customers who pre-order the Digital Standard and Digital Deluxe Editions of Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin will receive 72-hour early access to the full game**, as well as in-game items—the “Braveheart” weapon and the Lustrous Shield—and an original PS4 theme for PlayStation store purchasers. These customers will also receive the early purchase incentive: the “Rebellion” weapon.
* If you already own Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin for the PS4 (physical or digital edition) and own a PS5, you can download the Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin free PS5 enhancement update. If you have purchased Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin (physical edition) for PS4 and own the PS5 digital edition (the model without a disc drive), then you are not eligible to download the upgrade.
** Excluding PC Digital Standard and Deluxe Edition, which will offer 24-hour early access.