Chaos awaits! Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin Launches March 18

Discover a challenging action RPG born from the collaboration of Team Ninja, Koei Tecmo and Square Enix.

Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin launches tomorrow on Xbox Series X|S. You’ll discover the dark beginnings of Final Fantasy’s first villain as you experience the series in a way never seen before.

Safe tropes and expectations are undermined, so be prepared to throw much of what you know about Final Fantasy out the window!


In this intense action RPG you play as Jack, a hero on a mission. Jack and his companions are tasked with bringing balance to the kingdom of Cornelia, a strange but familiar world ravaged by the destructive forces of Chaos. Though your memories are fleeting, you know your mission: Defeat Chaos at any cost. As you fight the darkness that consumes the world, you restore your memories and discover the truth of this world…

Fight your way

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A metric ton of terrifying monsters awaits you, complete your missions by strategically adapting your real-time tactics to any situation. Using skills like soul shield, you can restore MP and even make enemy skills your own! Take advantage of various action options to exhaust an enemy’s break meter and finish them off with the Soul Burst!

Jobs…the fun kind, anyway

There are dozens of different track classes that you can experiment with to find your favorite play style. Experiment, tweak and upgrade the different job classes to your heart’s content to find your ultimate power fantasy, then switch between your two favorite jobs on the fly at the push of a button in the middle of battle.

What jobs are involved? Well, this blog would never end if we went through them all, but here’s a sneak peek:

  • Paladin: Restore HP as you fight and keep it high as this sacred warrior deals maximum damage when defeating enemies with maximum HP.
  • Dark Knight: On the other hand, there’s the Dark Knight, who unleashes stunningly powerful attacks at the expense of HP. You deal more damage the lower your HP gets, making this one of the tasks with the highest potential damage in the game. High risk, high reward, only the guts need to apply.
  • wise: Can’t choose between white or black magic? Then get wise and don the Mantle of the Sage, alternating both light and dark as you wipe out enemies with Ultima, which (surprise) the Ultimate magic in the game.

Customize your character

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Search dungeons and loot the bodies of your enemies to collect tons of armor, weapons and equipment. Change the way you look and play the game with each piece of gear with different possible combos for working class affinity or special effects. By completing missions or clearing loot you don’t need, you can craft, upgrade, and spec your way to victory. (and a stylish win)

Collaborate with friends

Play the game in a group of up to 3 players via online co-op multiplayer, and take on raid bosses, explore special co-op dungeons and get unique loot. And don’t worry about sniping loot here, the spoils of war will fall for each player individually.

Select your difficulty

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While it’s always cool to get gud, not everyone is a pro at action combat! Customize your experience by choosing your favorite game mode. To focus on the storyline, select Story Mode. For a more balanced experience, go with Action, for a sweat-inducing challenge, go with Hard. Finally, for the hardcore among us… Chaos awaits.

Pre-order bonuses and editions

The ones who pre-order each digital edition is awarded with:

  • early access: Start playing from today!
  • “Braveheart” weapon and “shiny” shield

If you missed the pre-order timing, we’ve also got you covered with an early purchase digital item bonus:

  • “Rebellion” weapon for those who purchase the game before 11:59 PM on April 18, 2022, local time.)

In addition to the standard edition, we also have the Digital Deluxe Edition that comes with exclusive content:

  • Season pass (includes extra missions: “Trials of the Dragon King”, “Wanderer of the Rift” and “Different Future”).
  • digital art book
  • Digital Mini Soundtrack

You can pre-order the Digital Deluxe Edition (Xbox Series X & S) here

A chaotic demo

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A free demo on Xbox Series X|S is available until April 18, 11:59 PM PDT / April 19, 7:59 AM GMT / 8:59 AM CET. Download it here!

In this demo you will experience the first three phases of the game from the beginning all the way to the Western Keep, alone or with other players through the multiplayer mode. Players are matched with other players from the demo on the same system. Finally you can carry over your saved progress to the full game!

What are you waiting for?! Start your adventure in Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin† Thanks for your support, we hope you enjoy the game!

Seriously, with areas of focus as they are, if you’ve come this far, you’re awesome!

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Pre-order bonuses (valid until March 17, 2022 11:59 PM) • 72-hour early access: start playing from March 15th at 00:00 AM • Braveheart weapon and Lustrous Shield early purchase bonus (valid until 11:59 AM) pm on April 18, 2022) • Rebellion Weapon *Players who pre-order will also receive the Rebellion Weapon for early purchase. About the game With the memory of their struggle buried deep in their hearts… In this brutal action RPG, Jack must face numerous challenges to return the light of the crystals to Cornelia, a kingdom conquered by darkness. Will restoring the light of the crystals usher in peace or a new form of darkness? …Or maybe something completely different? *This product is the standard edition. All contents of the standard edition are also included in the Digital Deluxe Edition, which is a separate product. *Xbox Live Gold (subscription sold separately) is required to use online multiplayer features.