Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: RPG/Action
Publisher: Square Enix
Developer: Team Ninja
Release Date: March 18, 2022

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'Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin' Reveals More Game Details, Characters, Voice Actors - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 5, 2021 @ 2:26 p.m. PDT

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.

Stranger Of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin is a new action RPG, developed by Team Ninja in collaboration with Tetsuya Nomura (Final Fantasy VII, Kingdom Hearts), brings a bold, new vision to the Final Fantasy series that will appeal to existing Final Fantasy fans and new players alike.

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. In this hard-core action RPG, Jack must hazard numerous gauntlets to bring the light of the crystals back to a kingdom conquered by darkness.

Fight your way through excruciating battles with a variety of means to pulverize your enemies. With multiple difficulty options and a wide selection of jobs and weapons available to customize your party, you can choose exactly how you want to play.

Will restoring the crystals' light usher in peace or a new form of darkness?

..or perhaps something else entirely?

Characters/Voice Actors:

  • Jack (voiced byMocean Melvin) Feels a strong sense of duty to defeat Chaos. With no hesitation to kill monsters that stand in his way, he pulverizes them with no mercy.
  • Ash (voiced byMark Neely) The rock of the team, supporting the members with his calm and collected nature. He recognizes Jack’s high combat abilities and puts his trust in him.
  • Jed (voiced byAlejandro Saab) Has a kind and happy-go-lucky personality but is just as capable as Ash. Looks up to Jack and admires his powers.
  • Neon (voiced by Alejandra Reynoso) Though the youngest, she has the same level of ability as her comrades to fight through severe battles. Insisting that Chaos doesn’t exist, there are times when she and Jack clash.
  • Princess Sarah (voiced by Cherami Leigh) The crown princess of Cornelia. An amicable figure who is popular among the citizens of Cornelia, she also interacts with them incognito, such as when playing her lute.

Stranger Of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin's story is painted by layers of challenging action gameplay. Use various abilities to crush your enemies! Each boss has its own unique movements. Identifying the enemy’s swift moves and effectively utilizing soul shield and various abilities will carry you through deadly battles. Various weapons such as greatswords, daggers, and spears determine a character’s job when equipped. Acquire new abilities and jobs through a character enhancement system called the Job Tree. Choose among a variety of jobs to select two which you can switch between during battle. Using magic spells is also another effective strategy. Prepare for battle by acquiring and equipping more powerful gear. Collect various weapons from treasure chests or by defeating enemies.

Stranger Of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin's controls lets you lock on to an enemy and deliver a normal attack. A Break gauge is displayed above the enemy, which will decrease as damage is inflicted. Use action abilities by consuming MP. Action abilities can greatly deplenish the enemy’s Break gauge. Once the enemy’s Break gauge reaches zero, the enemy enters a “Break” state. Approach the enemy in the Break state and activate a soul burst to deliver a finishing blow. By defeating enemies using soul bursts, your maximum MP increases, and MP is restored.

Consume Break to set up a soul shield. When you take an attack while your soul shield is up, your maximum MP increases, and MP is restored. Activating a normal attack right when taking an enemy attack delivers a deep-dive counter . When your max MP is two bars or more, consume two bars’ worth of MP and max MP to activate Lightbringer. Activating Lightbringer makes it easier to finish off enemies with a soul burst and also serves as an effective method to fight back when surrounded by enemies.

In the game players can choose a difficulty mode that matches their playstyle.

  • Hard: A difficulty for players who don’t usually play action games, allowing them to enjoy battles and the story. Make it even easier to play by turning on CASUAL mode.
  • Action:A difficulty for players who are accustomed to action games, providing moderately challenging battles.
  • Story: A difficulty for players who are skilled at action games, providing thrilling battles

Multiplayer will let you play in a group with a maximum of 3 players through online multiplayer mode! Play through the main story and side missions with your friends. In this mode, equipment and other items will drop for each player to loot individually.

In Stranger Of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin, players will explore various locales that exist in the world surrounding Cornelia. However, all of these locations seem foreign, with strange scenery and cultural atmospheres that don’t seem to fit into this world.

Chaos Shrine: It is said that a shrine did not originally exist at this location. Perhaps, at a certain point in time, in a distant future in which no one could intervene, an incident happened which triggered the creation of this shrine...

Refrin Wetlands: It is said that in this land exists a material which can cause distortion in the world. By artificially controlling the weather and adding distortion that originally didn’t exist through natural causes, it is said that darkness is created.

Fans can now pre-order the game here.

Pre-order Bonuses

  • Bonuses for all Digital Versions
    • Original PS4 Theme (For customers who pre-order on the PS Store)
    • Early Access (72 hours - Game accessible from midnight on March 15, 2022 local time).
    • “Braveheart” Weapon and Lustrous Shield
  • Early Purchase Bonus
    • “Rebellion” Weapon *Available to users who purchase the game before 11:59 pm on April 18, 2022 local time.

Digital Standard Edition

  • Stranger Of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin Game (Digital Download)
  • Digital Version In-Game Bonuses

Digital Deluxe Edition

  • Stranger Of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin Game (Digital Download)
  • Season pass: Additional Missions
    • "Trials of the Dragon King”
    • "Wanderer of the Rift“
  • Digital Artbook
  • Digital Mini-Soundtrack
  • Digital Version In-Game Bonuses

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 PS4 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.

Stranger Of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin will be available as a physical and digital edition on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC (digital only on the Epic Games Store) on March 18, 2022.

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