Chaos Awaits! Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin Launches March 18

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Discover a challenging action RPG born from the collaboration of Team Ninja, Koei Tecmo, and Square Enix.


Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin is launching tomorrow on Xbox Series X|S. You’ll get to discover the dark beginnings of Final Fantasy’s first villain as you experience the series in a way that’s never been seen before.

Safe tropes and expectations will be subverted, so prepare to throw a lot of what you know about Final Fantasy out the window!


Story


In this intense action RPG, you play as Jack, a hero on a mission. Jack and his companions have been tasked to bring balance to the Kingdom of Cornelia, a strange but familiar world plagued by the destructive forces of Chaos. Though your memories are fleeting, you know your mission: defeat Chaos at any cost. As you battle the darkness consuming the world, recover your memories, and discover the truth of this world…


Fight Your Way


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A metric ton of fearsome monsters await, complete your missions by strategically adapting your real time tactics to each situation. Using abilities like soul shield, you’ll be able to restore MP, and even make enemy abilities your own! Take advantage of various action abilities to deplete an enemy’s break gauge and finish them off with the Soul Burst!


Jobs… the Fun Kind, Anyway


Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin Screenshot
Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin Screenshot

There are dozens of different job classes for you to experiment with to find your preferred playstyle. Experiment, tweak, and upgrade the various job classes to your heart’s content to find your ultimate power fantasy, then switch between your two favorite jobs on the fly at the push of a button mid-battle.

What jobs are in the game? Well, this blog would never end if we went through them all, but here’s a taste:

  • Paladin: Recover HP as you fight and keep it high as this holy warrior dishes out maximum damage when smiting foes at max HP.
  • Dark Knight: On the flip side there’s the Dark Knight, unleashing staggeringly powerful attacks at the expense of HP. You deal more damage the lower your HP gets, making this one of the jobs with the highest potential damage output in the game. High risk, high reward, only those with guts need apply.
  • Sage: Can’t decide between white or black magic? Then wise up and don the mantle of the Sage, alternating between both the light and the dark as you obliterate foes with Ultima, which is (surprise) the ultimate magic in the game.

Customize Your Character


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Ransack dungeons and loot the bodies of your foes to collect tons of armor, weapons, and gear. Change the way you look and play the game with every piece of gear having different possible combos for job class affinities or special effects. By finishing missions or scrapping loot you don’t need you can craft, upgrade, and spec your way to victory. (and a stylish victory at that)


Team Up with Friends


Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin Screenshot
Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin Screenshot

Play the game in a group of up to 3 players through online co-op multiplayer, as well as being able to face off against raid bosses, exploring special co-op dungeons, and getting unique loot. And no worries about loot sniping here, the spoils of war will drop individually for each player.


Select Your Difficulty


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While getting gud is always cool, not everyone is a pro at action combat! Customize your experience by choosing your preferred game mode. If you want to focus on the storyline, select Story Mode. For a more balanced experience, go with Action, for a sweat-inducing challenge, go with Hard. Finally, for the hardcore among us…Chaos awaits.


Pre-Order Bonuses and Editions


Those who pre-order any digital edition will be granted with:

  • Early access: Start playing from today! 
  • “Braveheart” Weapon and “Lustrous” Shield

In case you have missed the pre-order timing, we also got you covered with an early purchase digital item bonus:

  • “Rebellion” weapon (for those who purchase the game before 11:59 pm on April 18, 2022, local time.)

Aside from the standard edition, we also have the Digital Deluxe Edition which comes with exclusive content:

  • Season Pass (includes additional missions: “Trials of the Dragon King,” “Wanderer of the Rift” and “Different Future”).
  •  Digital art book
  •  Digital mini soundtrack

You can pre-order the Digital Deluxe Edition (Xbox Series X & S) here.


A Chaotic Demo


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A free demo on Xbox series X|S is available until April 18, 11:59 p.m. PDT / April 19 07:59 a.m. GMT / 08:59 a.m. CET. Download it here!

In this demo, experience the first three stages of the game from the beginning until the Western Keep, either by yourself or with other players via the multiplayer mode. Players will be matched with other players of the demo on the same system. Finally, you can carry over your save progress to the full game!

What are you waiting for?! Start your adventure in Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin. Thank you for your support, we hope you enjoy the game!

Seriously, with attention spans being what they are, if you got this far, you’re awesome!

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STRANGER OF PARADISE FINAL FANTASY ORIGIN

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$59.99

Pre-order Bonuses
(Valid until 11:59 p.m. on March 17, 2022) • 72-hour early access: Start playing from 12:00 a.m. on March 15 • Braveheart weapon and Lustrous Shield Early-Purchase Bonus
(Valid until 11:59 p.m. on April 18, 2022) • Rebellion weapon
*Players who pre-order will also receive the early-purchase bonus Rebellion weapon. About the Game
With the memory of their struggle buried deep in their hearts…
In this hard-core action RPG, Jack must hazard numerous challenges to bring the light of the crystals back to Cornelia, a kingdom conquered by darkness. Will restoring the crystals' light usher in peace or a new form of darkness? …Or perhaps something else entirely? *This product is the standard edition. All contents of the standard edition are also included in the Digital Deluxe Edition, which is a separate product.
*Xbox Live Gold (subscription sold separately) is required to use online multiplayer features.

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