After getting leaked last month, Stranger of Paradise: A Final Fantasy Origin has been officially revealed. The game is being developed by Team Ninja, the team behind the Ninja Gaiden and Nioh. A gameplay trailer showcased the souls-like action RPG gameplay that differs from the traditional Final Fantasy combat.
The leak revealed that the game is set in or adjacent to the world of the original Final Fantasy game released for NES in 1987. The game will be released in 2022 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One.
“While it is Final Fantasy, it feels very 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!”
The end of the trailer revealed that a demo will be coming to PlayStation 5 soon. The Stranger of Paradis: Final Fantasy Origin Trial Version gives players the opportunity to experience a taste of the full game centering on Jack and his allies Ash and Jed. The Trial Version will be available on PlayStation 5 starting today, June 13 – June 24.