Although his announcement at E3 2021 did not give the best of first impressions, Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin is the game that will celebrate the 35th anniversary of the JRPG franchise. Fortunately, subsequent promotional material and a couple of demos have given a better idea of the strengths of this peculiar title. Developed by TeamNinja, Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin is one of our most anticipated games of 2022.
In this article you will find what has been revealed about the game. This goes from the release date of Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin and its gameplay to how its story will relate to that of the original 1987 title and the requirements to play it on PC.
When will the release date of Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin?
the launch of Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin It will be March 18, 2022.
What platforms will it reach?
The game will come to PS4, Xbox One, PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC via the Epic Games Store.
Can you book now?
Yes, Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin You can now book by following this link. Those who pre-order the game will get early access to it. While PlayStation and Xbox users will be able to access the title from March 15, those on the Epic Games Store will be able to do so from the 17th of the same month. They will also receive The Wild Heart weapon, Shining Shield protection, the rebellion weapon Y a theme for the PlayStation 4 menu.
Those who pre-order the deluxe edition of the game will also receive the season pass, which includes 3 additional missions; a digital art book; Y a mini digital soundtrack.
What will the story be about? Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin?
The story of Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin will take place in a world similar to that of the first Final Fantasy, but darker. in the shoes of Jack Garland —the antagonist of the first Final Fantasy— and his companions, players will be tasked with restoring light to the crystals of Cornelia’s kingdom and preventing Chaos from consuming the world. Although the king of Cornelia believes that Jack and his friends are the Warriors of Light mentioned in Lukahn’s Prophecy, the protagonist has no idea why they were summoned. He also doesn’t know if they are the Warriors of Light. The only thing he knows for sure is his need to end Chaos.
Various aspects of the 1987 game will be recreated, but others will be expanded and modified. In an interview with Famitsu, Tetsuya Nomura revealed that the plot will detail how and why Jack decides to become Chaos. It should be clarified that Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin It won’t be a prequel to the first game, but rather a reimagining. Although characters from the 1987 game will make an appearance -among these is the royal family of cornelia; Astos, the king of the dark elves; Y Tiamat, which points to the presence of the Four Demons of the original title -, there will also be unpublished characters. The same applies to the locations that Jack and company will visit. These include some well-known ones—such as Cornelia, the west fortress Y the unreal tower— and completely new ones.
How will the gameplay be? Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin?
The gameplay of Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin will be reminiscent of Final Fantasy XV Y VII Remake. As in those games, the combat will be in real time. However, this title will be distinguished from those mentioned by means of its job system. At any time, Jack will be able to switch between a couple of jobs. In this way, players will be able to create their combat style. At first, Jack will be able to choose between 3 jobs:
- Swordsman – Will allow Jack to equip a greatsword. It is a balanced job that exceeds in attack and defense.
- Wizard – Will allow Jack to use basic elemental attacks and equip him with a mallet. Depending on the time you spend on the spell, the spell will be more powerful.
- Boxer – A job specialized in melee attacks. As such, it will allow Jack to equip Knuckles and other close-range weapons.
Throughout the adventure, players will be able to unlock new jobs. These can be leveled up as they are used, which in turn will unlock new abilities.
Using combos with normal, special, and magic attacks, players must drain the Break Bar (Break Gauge) from his enemies. Once empty, the opponent will crystallize and Jack will be able to perform an execution called soulbreaker (Soul Burst). Beyond dealing critical damage, this technique will make Jack’s Magic Points (MP) recover to the maximum.
However, Jack and his allies will also have a Break Bar. This will be drained when taking cover from enemy attacks and using Soul Shield (Soul Shield), a technique by which Jack and company can absorb certain enemy attacks and return them. When it reaches zero, Jack and his friends will be stunned for a while and completely at the mercy of their enemies. To avoid this, players will need to employ perfect evasions and guards.
Jack will also have access to a technique called Light carrier (Lightbringer). If he has two or more magic bars, he will be able to unleash a shock wave that will empower his attacks.
What jobs will be available?
At the moment, Square Enix has confirmed the following works:
- White Wizard
- red wizard
- black magician
¿Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin Will it have cooperative multiplayer?
Through online multiplayer, 3 players will be able to join forces. While one will take control of Jack, the others will control the other members of the ‘party’: Ash, Jed Y Neon.
What are the requirements to play Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin and PC?
At the moment, Square Enix has not revealed the minimum and recommended requirements to play Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin on PC via the Epic Games Store.
This article will be updated as more information is revealed!