Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin to feature reimagined classic areas from the series

Written by. Nick Mosier based on the original Japanese article (original article’s publication date: 2022-03-09 15:24 JST)

Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin will feature areas from throughout the series reimagined as stages according to the game’s official Twitter account.

Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin is an action RPG being developed by Koei Tecmo’s Team Ninja that’s scheduled to release on March 18. The game takes place in Cornelia, a land ruled by darkness. Jack, the game’s protagonist, must take on the challenge of the game’s numerous dungeons on his quest to defeat Chaos.

Important figures in the original Final Fantasy like Garland and Princess Sarah will appear, but it doesn’t look like those will be the only homages to past titles. That’s because the game will also have reimagined stages of various areas from across the series’ history.

For example, a castle based on Final Fantasy II’s Palamecia is going to be in the game and is the castle where the dark elf Astos resides. There’s also going to be a stage based on Final Fantasy III’s Crystal Tower, the final dungeon of that game.

A castle based on Final Fantasy IV’s Tower of Babel is also set to appear. Like the original version, we can see it has a mechanical look with electric barriers and artillery. Tiamat, The Fiend of Wind looks to be lurking in the depths of this area. In the stage modeled after Final Fantasy IV’s Evil Forest, a poison spewing Malboro awaits.

There are also stages based on Final Fantasy X’s Mt. Gagazet and Final Fantasy XIII’s Sunleth Waterscape, the latter of which has gimmicks reminiscent of the original title. Each of these areas was shown off with the implication that “someone” is constructing these areas based on the originals meaning the appearance of these areas are possibly related to the story.

It sounds like each stage is getting a remixed version of the original background music as well. The sound staff for the game includes Hidenori Iwasaki who was involved in titles like Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles and Naoshi Mizuta who worked on Final Fantasy XI, Final Fantasy XIII-2, and others.

As an aside, the minimum and recommended specs for the PC version of Final Fantasy Origin have been released as well.

OS: Windows® 10 64-bit
Processor: AMD Ryzen™ 5 1400 / Intel® Core™ i7-6700
Memory: 8GB RAM
Storage: 80GB
Graphics: AMD Radeon™ RX 470 / NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 6GB
Other: 30 FPS @ 1280×720

OS: Windows® 10 64-bit
Processor: AMD Ryzen™ 5 1600 / Intel® Core™ i7-8700
Memory: 16GB RAM
Storage: 80GB
Graphics: AMD Radeon™ RX 5700 XT / NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1660 SUPER
Other: 60 FPS @ 1920×1080

Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin is set to launch for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC (Epic Games Store) on March 18.