LOS ANGELES (June 13, 2021) – SQUARE ENIX® today announced STRANGER OF PARADISE FINAL FANTASY ORIGIN™, revealed as part of the SQUARE ENIX PRESENTS livestream at E3. The new action RPG has been made in collaboration with Team NINJA from KOEI TECMO GAMES, creators of the NINJA GAIDEN and Nioh series, and brings a new vision to the FINAL FANTASY® series. Players will be able to purchase STRANGER OF PARADISE FINAL FANTASY ORIGIN on PlayStation®5 (PS5™), PlayStation®4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC in 2022.
The STRANGER OF PARADISE FINAL FANTASY ORIGIN TRIAL VERSION was also announced during the showcase, which gives players the opportunity to experience a taste of the full game centering on Jack and his allies—Ash and Jed—as they throw open the gates to the Chaos Shrine. Burning with the resolve to defeat Chaos, and with the memories of their struggle buried deep in their hearts, are they the foretold Warriors of Light?
Players of the STRANGER OF PARADISE FINAL FANTASY ORIGIN TRIAL VERSION can explore this dark fantasy world as they battle an array of iconic monsters from the FINAL FANTASY series, using powerful spells and abilities from a sample of jobs including warrior, dragoon and black mage.
“While it is FINAL FANTASY, it feels 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 STRANGER OF PARADISE FINAL FANTASY ORIGIN TRIAL VERSION will be available for free on PS5™ beginning today, June 13th, 2021 and through June 24th, 2021 7:59 p.m. (PDT) / 3:59 p.m. (BST)*. You can download the STRANGER OF PARADISE FINAL FANTASY ORIGIN TRIAL VERSION for PS5™ from the PlayStation®Store**.
In addition, players who download and play STRANGER OF PARADISE FINAL FANTASY ORIGIN TRIAL VERSION are invited to participate in a survey*** to provide feedback to the development team on their play experience, helping to shape the outcome of the game. The survey will be open from June 13th, 2021 through June 30th, 2021 7:59 a.m. (PDT) / 3:59 p.m. (BST) and will be accessible from the menu screen of the trial version.
STRANGER OF PARADISE FINAL FANTASY ORIGIN will be available on PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC in 2022. STRANGER OF PARADISE FINAL FANTASY ORIGIN is not yet rated. More information is available here: https://www.square-enix-games.com/sopffo
- Once the trial version period has ended on June 24th, 2021 7:59 p.m. (PDT) / 3:59 p.m. (BST), STRANGER OF PARADISE FINAL FANTASY ORIGIN TRIAL VERSION will not be playable.
** An internet connection is required to download and play the free STRANGER OF PARADISE FINAL FANTASY ORIGIN TRIAL VERSION. A PSN account is required to play the trial version.
*** The STRANGER OF PARADISE FINAL FANTASY ORIGIN TRIAL VERSION survey will only be available in English.
Progress in the STRANGER OF PARADISE FINAL FANTASY ORIGIN TRIAL VERSION cannot be carried over into the retail version of STRANGER OF PARADISE FINAL FANTASY ORIGIN.
Official Website: https://www.square-enix-games.com/sopffo
About STRANGER OF PARADISE FINAL FANTASY ORIGIN™
STRANGER OF PARADISE FINAL FANTASY ORIGIN™ is a new action RPG by Square Enix Ltd. in collaboration with Team NINJA from KOEI TECMO GAMES, that brings a bold, new vision to the FINAL FANTASY® series. Jack and his allies, Ash and Jed, burn with the resolve to defeat Chaos as they throw open the gates to the Chaos Shrine. Yet doubts remain – are they truly the Warriors of Light the prophecy foretold? Step into a world of dark fantasy and revel in the exhilarating action – packed battles.
About Square Enix, Inc.
Square Enix, Inc. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content throughout the Americas as part of the Square Enix group of companies. Square Enix, Inc. is affiliated with a global network of leading development studios such as Crystal Dynamics® and Eidos Montréal™. The Square Enix group of companies boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 161 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 82 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 82 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix, Inc. is a U.S.-based, wholly owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.
More information on Square Enix Ltd. can be found at https://square-enix-games.com
ABOUT KOEI TECMO GAMES
KOEI TECMO GAMES CO., LTD. is a subsidiary of KOEI TECMO HOLDINGS CO., LTD., headquartered in Yokohama, Japan. KOEI TECMO GAMES consists of six development brands creating innovative and iconic game series extending across a wide range of genres: KOU SHIBUSAWA, ω-Force, Team NINJA, Gust, Ruby Party, and midas. Signature series include ROMANCE OF THE THREE KINGDOMS, NOBUNAGA’S AMBITION, Winning Post, DYNASTY WARRIORS, SAMURAI WARRIORS, Toukiden, Nioh, NINJA GAIDEN, DEAD OR ALIVE, Atelier Ryza, BLUE REFLECTION, Angelique, and La Corda d’Oro.
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ABOUT Team NINJA
Team NINJA is one of KOEI TECMO GAMES’ six brands, with development teams specializing in creating hardcore action games. Their most famous series include: NINJA GAIDEN, DEAD OR ALIVE and Nioh, and the team consistently develops new titles that receive praise from all around the world.
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