Final Fantasy Origin may have been leaked prior to E3 2021, but now we know that the game's full title will be Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin. That's quite the mouthful.
Humorously edgy and with the words "Kill Chaos" repeated multiple times in the trailer, it became one of the most memed titles of E3 - but it could be a sleeper hit.
Here's everything we know about the game so far.
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What Is Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin?
Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin is set in the world of the first Final Fantasy game, but features an all-new cast of characters. Players will take control of the "Warriors of Light", led by a character called... uh... Jack.
In a Famitsu interview (translated by IGN), creative producer Tetsuya Nomura explained:
The game was inspired by FF1. The setting is based on FF1 as well. Where did the Warriors of Light come from and who are they? This is something you find out in the ending of FF1.
Is Final Fantasy Origin Canon?
Final Fantasy Origin takes place in the world of the original game, but it’s a spinoff.
In an interview with Famitsu, the game's creative producer Tetsuya Nomura, producer Jin Hujiwara and director Daisuke Inoue noted that the Stranger of Paradise will not directly tie into the first game in the historic franchise (thanks, VG247).
Even still, Final Fantasy canon is a somewhat loose concept anyway, considering the games rarely feature continuing storylines and, as with Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Square Enix is content to shift the lore around at will.
Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin Demo
A PS5 demo was made available at E3 2021, but was unplayable for the first day so Square Enix extended its trial period until June 26th. A second demo has since launched on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S, available until October 11th, 2021. A feedback survey is also live until October 18th, accessible from the demo's menu screen.
Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin Release Date
Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin Platforms
Despite rumours of PlayStation console exclusivity, Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin will launch on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC, via the Epic Games Store.
Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin Trailer
You can check out the bizarre debut trailer below:
A second trailer was unveiled during Tokyo Game Show 2021, which we've also included below: