During this weekend’s E3 Expo 2021, Square Enix had a showcase to present new, upcoming games to everyone. One of these games happened to be Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin. While an exact release date has not been announced yet, we now know that it will launch sometime in 2022 on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC.


Not only this, but the Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin Trial Version was also announced, allowing players a sneak peek into the full game. Players of this trial will be able to explore this dark fantasy world as they battle an array of iconic monsters from the Final Fantasy series.


The Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin Trial Version will be available for free on PS5 only through June 24th, 2021 7:59pm (PDT) via the PlayStation store.


In addition, players who download and play Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin Trial Version are invited to participate in a survey to provide feedback to the development team on their play experience, helping to shape the outcome of the game. The survey will be open through June 30th, 2021 7:59am (PDT) and will be accessible from the menu screen of the trial version.


Made in collaboration with Team NINJA from Koei Tecmo Games, this new action-RPG is said to be bringing a new vision to the Final Fantasy series. Players will follow Jack and his two allies, Ash and Jed, as they throw open the gates to the Chaos Shrine. Burning with the resolve to defeat Chaos, and with the memories of their struggle buried deep in their hearts, are they the foretold Warriors of Light?


“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.”

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