With the news of a dark fantasy-based Final Fantasy Origins, fans were going crazy. The announcement was new because it was something to do with Final Fantasy IP. It was finally revealed in 2021’s E3 by Square Enix. What’s more exciting was that it was being developed with none other than Team Nina and Koei Tecmo Games. So when will it release? What is its plot? Is it a numbered sequel in the Final Fantasy franchise? We will discuss all these in this article, so scroll down and find out more.
Final Fantasy is a famous Japanese role-playing game franchise. Square Enix owns and develops this IP. The creator of this franchise is Hironobu Sakaguchi. In 1987 the first game in the franchise, simply Final Fantasy, was released. The game was critically and commercially very successful. It is also a very influential game through the ages. Due to its success, Final Fantasy became a franchise.
The franchise is famous for having different stories with distinct lore and different gameplay across all sequels. All the games generally focus on groups of heroes battling a greater power than themselves and at the same time dealing and exploring their internal struggles. All games have something in common, like the Chocobos, fallen cities or empires, etc. The franchise is one of the best-selling franchises, selling over 149 million units worldwide. In 2001, Final Fantasy generated over one billion dollars.
Stranger of Paradise – Final Fantasy Origins: What is this it About?
Final Fantasy Origins is a spin-off game in the Final Fantasy franchise. It is a retelling of the original Final Fantasy but set in a dark fantasy genre.
The game will feature three characters who arrive in a fantasy world from a different world. The protagonist of the game is Jack Garland. He has a strong desire to face and destroy Chaos. Garland is joined by two other characters, who are newcomers like him, named Ash and Jed. Garland and the group go on a journey and face a knight who has supposedly taken the role of Chaos. The group is the foretold Warriors of Light, who all doubt that it is their role.
Final Fantasy Origins is an action role-playing game. The players must explore the environments and face the monsters of the Final Fantasy series. Combat will take place in real-time. The protagonist will be able to switch between two assigned jobs and can use physical and magical attacks. The players can perform a finishing blow by depleting the “break gauge” of the enemy. The finishing blow will crystallize the enemy, which Jack can harvest and restore a portion of his magic meter.
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Stranger of Paradise – Final Fantasy Origins Release Date
Final Fantasy Origins will release on 18 March 2022. Industry insiders in May 2021 leaked Final Fantasy Origins. In E3 2021, Square Enix officially announced the game. Upon the reveal of Final Fantasy Origins, fans and critics gave it a mixed reception due to the tone and characters design.
The game, upon the reveal, released a demo. And to keep the later parts of the game secret, the demo focused only on opening scenes and the early premise of the game. The demo at launch was bugged, which the developers later fixed. After collecting the user data from the demo, Ninja Theory improved the graphics and performance. The Command system will also be in the game, in which players can manually trigger party support commands. The developers released a second demo in October to test the multiplayer content. The second demo also included an expansion on the first demo’s single-player content.
Final Fantasy Origins will release on 18 March 2022. The game will release on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Microsoft Windows. On Windows, it will be only available on Epic Games Store. The game is available for Pre-order now. With pre-order comes early access and bonus items.
The game has two editions – Standard Edition and Deluxe Edition
- Base Game
- Pre-order Bonuses
- Base Game
- DLC Season Pass
- Digital Artbook
- Digital Mini Soundtrack
- Pre-order Bonuses
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