Publisher Square Enix and developer Team Ninja have released the final trailer, as well as new information and screenshots for Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin introducing new characters Kraken and Lich, upgrading equipment the three advanced jobs, and more.
Get the details below.
■ What is Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin?
With the memory of their struggle buried deep in their hearts…
Cornelia is a kingdom conquered by darkness. To destroy Chaos, the root of the darkness, Jack sets forth on a journey with Jed and Ash, who share this same goal.
As they cut their way through waves of monsters, driven by their swelling hunger to defeat Chaos, the people begin to hope that they may be the saviors foretold of in a prophecy.
And yet, no one could imagine the truth waiting to be uncovered…
In Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin, a rich story unfolds with the protagonist, Jack, at its nexus.
The game features action gameplay where players use a wide array of abilities to crush their enemies, and RPG elements including a job system that’s quintessentially Final Fantasy, collecting different weapons, and customising and developing the characters. These gameplay features can be enjoyed at several difficulty levels.
Will restoring the crystals’ light usher in peace or a new form of darkness? …Or perhaps something else entirely?
“You dare brandish your blade at the Kraken!? You forget your place!”
The Fiend of Water, Kraken attacks ferociously with long tentacles and rush attacks. It uses abilities that steal buffs, and water-element attacks that make use of the surrounding environment.
“A foolish dream. No matter how much you wish it, that season will never come.”
The Fiend of Earth. Adept at slinging spells or attacks that inflict status ailments. It’s a tricky opponent that can inflict Curse, which saps the upper limit of the Break Gauge, or summon forth skeletons.
■ Event Scenes
“That mist comes from the darkness.” Wherever Jack and his allies go, they find the black mist.
The black mist seems to engulf them… Just what is this strange black mist that swallows people up?
The dark crystals absorb the black mist when raised aloft. It seems like the dark crystals protect the group from the black mist.
■ Upgrading Equipment
Equipment can be obtained by defeating enemies or opening treasure chests along your path. The same piece of equipment can have different job affinities or special effects. It could be well worth your time to take on a mission multiple times in the search for rarer equipment.
—At the smithy, materials can be used to add to or upgrade your equipment’s special effects. Customize your equipment to suit your job and fighting style! One way to obtain materials is via the completion rewards from missions.
—You can dismantle equipment to obtain materials. Dismantle equipment you don’t need any more and use it to upgrade your favorite gear.
■ Job System: Advanced Jobs
You can switch instantly between two different jobs during combat. There are all kinds of possible styles of combat depending on the combination of jobs you have set. Advanced jobs use actions that are even more distinctive, and many jobs can wield multiple weapons.
Red Mages are versatile magic users who wield both black and white magic, making them equally able to attack and provide support. Use the Red Mage’s unique action, chainspell, to deal massive damage to your enemies whilst simultaneously reducing their elemental resistance.
A job that specializes in direct attacks, using axes and greatswords, the Berserker has access to the berserk ability. While this ability is active, your attack power is greatly increased—but it could be a risky choice, since you lose the ability to use potions.
Samurai is a job that excels at MP recovery. Whilst under the effects of the Samurai’s unique action, meikyo-shisui, normal attacks will replenish a greater amount of MP and parrying will also restore MP. Let loose with your replenished MP and unleash a flurry of blows with combo abilities.
Could this mysterious light be the lifeforce of the planet that the facility extracts? This high-security facility on the ocean floor is controlled completely by machines, and it’s brimming with water energy.
Cavern of Earth
An underground cavern, thick with earth energy. All kinds of traps obstruct those who would enter. Strewn with the dead, it resembles a vast tomb. What could be slumbering in the very depths of the cavern, far beneath the earth…?
Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin is due out for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Epic Games Store on March 18. Read more about the game here, here, here, here, and here.
Watch the trailer below. View the screenshots at the gallery.