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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' Details Characters, Upgrading Equipment, Job System, Locations And More - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 24, 2022 @ 2:28 p.m. PST

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?

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.

We previously showed you some new screenshots and information, followed by new characters, locations, and jobs, and now we have more info on more characters, event scenes, upgrading equipment, job system and locations.

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.


Jack will encounter many different characters during his quest. While some of them are friendly and offer him aid, others are altogether more… Fiendish.

Kraken: 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.

Lich: 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

The black mist seems to engulf them…Just what is this strange black mist that swallows people up?

“That mist comes from the darkness.” Wherever Jack and his allies go, they find the black mist.

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

As Jack delves deeper into each area, he’ll earn loot - typically new armor and weapons that he can wear to become stronger. But what can you do if there’s a particular piece you like that’s no longer strong enough to use?

Simple - you head to the Smithy!

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

Jack and his companions are able to equip jobs, which define their abilities in battle. Jack can have two jobs set at a time, and switch instantly between them seamlessly during combat.

There are all kinds of combat styles available, depending on the combination of jobs you have set. Advanced jobs use actions that are even more distinctive, and many let you wield multiple weapons.

Here’s a look at some of these Advanced Jobs:

Red Mage: 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.

Berserker: 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: 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.


The journey to defeat darkness will take Jack’s party to many fascinating locations. Let’s reveal a couple more here:

Sunken Shrine: 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…?

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.

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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