Chaos awaits! Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin launches on March 18

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

Stranger from Paradise Final Fantasy Origin will launch tomorrow on Xbox Series X|S. You’ll be able to 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 will be subverted, so be prepared to throw a lot of what you know about Final Fantasy overboard!


In this intense action RPG, you play as Jack, a hero on a mission. Jack and his companions have been tasked with bringing balance to the Kingdom of Cornelia, a strange yet familiar world plagued by the destructive forces of Chaos. Although your memories are fleeting, you know your mission: defeat Chaos at all costs. As you fight against the darkness that consumes the world, you recover your memories and discover the truth of this world…

fight your way

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A metric ton of fearsome monsters await you, complete your missions by strategically adapting your tactics in real time to each situation. Using skills like soul shield, you will be able to restore MP and even make enemy skills your own! Take advantage of various action skills to deplete an enemy’s break gauge and finish them off with Soul Burst!

Jobs… the fun kind, anyway

There are dozens of different job classes for you to experiment with and find your preferred play style. Experiment, modify, and upgrade the various job classes to your heart’s content to find your ultimate power fantasy, then switch between your two favorite jobs on the go with the push of a button half of the battle.

What jobs are in the game? Well, this blog would never end if we went through all of them, but here is a sample:

  • Paladin: Recover HP while fighting and keep it high as this holy warrior deals maximum damage when hitting enemies with maximum HP.
  • Dark Knight: On the other hand, there is the Dark Knight, who throws out staggeringly powerful attacks at the expense of HP. You deal more damage the lower your HP is, making this one of the jobs with the highest potential damage output in the game. High risk, high reward, only those with guts should apply.
  • wise: Can’t decide between black or white magic? Then, be wise and don the cloak of the Sage, alternating between light and dark as you take out enemies with Ultima, which is (surprise) the latest Magic in the game.

Customize your character

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Plunder dungeons and loot the bodies of your enemies to collect tons of armor, weapons, and gear. Change your appearance and play around with each piece of gear that has different possible combinations for job class affinities or special effects. By finishing quests or discarding loot you don’t need, you can craft, upgrade, and spec your way to victory. (and a stylish win at that)

Team up with friends

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

Select your difficulty

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While getting gud is always great, not everyone is a pro at action combat! Customize your experience by choosing your preferred game mode. If you want to focus on the story, select Story mode. For a more balanced experience, choose Action, for a challenge that makes you sweat, choose Hard. Finally, for the stalwarts among us… Chaos awaits.

Pre-order editions and bonuses

those who make an order all digital edition will be awarded with:

  • Early access: Start playing from today!
  • Weapon “Braveheart” and shield “Lustrous”

In case you missed out on pre-order time, we’ve also got you covered with an early purchase digital item bonus:

  • Weapon of “rebellion” (for those who purchase the game before 11:59 pm on April 18, 2022 local time).

Apart from the standard edition, we also have the Digital Deluxe Edition which comes with exclusive content:

  • season pass (includes additional quests: “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 show

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A free demo on Xbox series X|S is available until April 18 at 11:59 pm PDT / April 19 at 07:59 am GMT / 08:59 am CET. Download it here!

In this demo, experience the first three stages of the game from the beginning to the Western Keep, either alone or with other players through multiplayer. Players will be matched up with other demo players on the same system. Finally, you can transfer your save progress to the full game!

What are you waiting for?! Start your adventure in Stranger from Paradise Final Fantasy Origin. Thank you for your support, we hope you enjoy the game!

Seriously, attention span being what it is, if you’ve made it this far, you’re amazing!

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Pre-order bonuses (valid until 11:59 pm on March 17, 2022) • 72-hour early access: start playing from 12:00 pm on April 18, 2022) • Weapon Rebellion *Players who Pre-orderers will also receive the early-purchase bonus Rebellion weapon. About the game With the memory of their fight buried deep in their hearts… In this extreme action RPG, Jack must face numerous challenges to restore the light of the crystals to Cornelia, a kingdom conquered by darkness. Will the restoration of light from the crystals bring peace or a new form of darkness? … Or maybe something completely different? *This product is the standard edition. All content from the standard edition is also included in the Digital Deluxe Edition, which is a stand-alone product. *Xbox Live Gold (subscription sold separately) required to use online multiplayer features.