Square Enix shares new Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin scenes and gameplay in Final Fantasy Birthday Commemoration livestream

During the Final Fantasy Birthday Commemoration livestream for Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin, Square Enix showcased a few new scenes and gameplay footage for the action RPG.

We've compiled the game footage shown into the video below, which opens with a few cutscenes, followed by gameplay showing some of the loot systems, various job abilities, and plenty of finishing moves.

During the live stream, Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi and longtime Final Fantasy/SaGa creator Akitoshi Kawazu made these statements about Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin.

“Garland, who is defeated at the beginning of the story, is reborn 2000 years in the past as Chaos where he continues to rule over darkness, but is once again bested by the Warriors of Light… I created this endless cycle in the story because it was the first game in the series, and even though it is a pixel art RPG, I thought that by giving the story such layers, it wouldn't just be viewed as some kind of "toy," and we could elevate it to an authentic form of entertainment. That was the reason behind this decision. I think the same can be said for the scene when the player crosses the northern bridge, and the title and opening story text are shown on screen.”

Hironobu Sakaguchi (Mistwalker Corporation CEO)

“The story of FF Origin is told through the eyes of Garland. It's quite exciting to see this story depicted through the villain's perspective. I'm interested to see what kind of emotional impact  that the story of this game might have on players this time around.

“As far as what happens to Garland… People who played the original FINAL FANTASY  already know his fate, but I hope people will find appreciation in how this title portrays him.

"So that's what happened!?" "I'm almost in tears!"

“These are the kinds of emotions I look forward to seeing from our players.”

Akitoshi Kawazu (Square Enix)

Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin is set to release on March 18, 2022 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC (Epic). For more information on this Final Fantasy spinoff, you can check out: