During Square Enix’s E3 2021 livestream, the company announced Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC.
Developed by Team Ninja, the creator of the Nioh and Ninja Gaiden series, this new action RPG allows players to explore this dark fantasy world as they battle an array of iconic monsters from the Final Fantasy series, using powerful spells and abilities from a sample of jobs including warrior, dragoon and black mage.
In addition, Square Enix also revealed that a PS5 demo for the game will be available for free for PlayStation 5 beginning today from June 13 to June 24 at 7:59 PM (PDT) / 3:59 PM (BST).
Players who download and play the trial version are invited to participate in a survey to provide feedback to the development team on their play experience, helping to shape the outcome of the game. The survey will open from June 13 to June 30 at 7:59 PM (PDT) / 3:59 PM. (BST) and will be accessible from the menu screen of the trial version.
Check out the trailer and screenshots below:
Square Enix also shared a few words from the developers of the game:
“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!”
Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin will release in 2022.