Interestingly, we haven’t seen the term ‘RPG’ anywhere in discussion of Stranger of Paradise, nor does the trailer allude to anything like that. Instead, it looks like Team Ninja will be delivering the same kind of action it does with the Ninja Gaiden series, albeit in a fantasy setting and without quite so many severed body parts. The game does seem to have some fairly brutal finishing moves revolving around using crystals to shatter enemies, mind, although they could do without the awful trash talk one-liners that accompany them — it’s not really very Final Fantasy.
“The announcement may have come as a surprise to you. Much of it is still shrouded in mystery, nonetheless this is an action game, so I suggest you play it to see what it’s like,” explains FF legend, Tetsuya Nomura. There will be a playable demo coming soon too, but it looks like that may be exclusive to PlayStation 5 so we’ll have to wait and see if we get an Xbox version as well.
Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin is planned for release in 2022 for Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One.
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