Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin is a game about this one guy who really wants to kill Chaos

There were rumours that a new Soulslike Final Fantasy was in development, and now Square Enix has seemed to officially confirm that. Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy definitely has a vibe of a Souls game with a broody atmosphere and combat that could be tough. Oh, and the main character really, really wants to kill Chaos. The amount of times it is mentioned in the trailer is pretty high, but a reason as to why this character is on the mission to kill Chaos is not given. This main character is called Jack and he is accompanied by allies Ash and Jed.


“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. “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!”

Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin will be released in 2022. It has been confirmed for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S. There was also confirmation that there will be a PS5 demo which you can download right now. 

Source: Square Enix Presents

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  1. Is it just me, or does this trailer just look like you spend most of your time crushing red crystals?

    • Yeah. Red crystals are the most chaotic crystals. Everyone knows that.

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