Square Enix, Team Ninja, and Koei Tecmo announced Final Fantasy Origin and a limited-time Final Fantasy Origin demo during its E3 2021 presentation. Officially called Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin, it’s set in the world of the original Final Fantasy and follows three Warriors of Light as they seek to destroy chaos.
Final Fantasy Origin releases in 2022 for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S. However, the Final Fantasy Origin demo is exclusively for PS5 and is only available now until June 24 at 10:59 p.m. EST.
If you’re left in any doubt about their mission, just watch the Final Fantasy Origin trailer, wherein the lead Warrior Jack says he needs to find and kill Chaos many times (editor’s note: so many times).
Despite the darker tone, Origin is still very much a Final Fantasy game. Jack and fellow Warriors Ash and Jed use a variety of powers pulled from Final Fantasy jobs such as dragoon, black mage, and, naturally, warrior.
Combat is real-time, and producer Tetsuya Nomura said in a statement it’s something the team is particularly proud of.
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 [demo] opportunity to give it a try.
As the Final Fantasy Origin demo is a limited-time demo, it disappears after June 24.Stay tuned for more.