Square Enix shared new details about Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin! The company detailed characters Sophia, Astos and Tiamat along with basic jobs. Check it all out below courtesy of Gematsu:

■ What is Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin?

With the memory of their struggle buried deep in their hearts…

In this hardcore action RPG, Jack must face numerous challenges to bring the light of the crystals back to Cornelia, a kingdom conquered by darkness.

Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin features action gameplay in which players will use a wide variety of abilities at their disposal to survive furious battles and scatter foes before them.

Players can also enjoy RPG elements, collecting numerous different jobs and weapons to customize and develop their characters. The game can be enjoyed at several difficulty levels to suit one’s gameplay style.

Will restoring the crystals’ light usher in peace or a new form of darkness?

…Or perhaps something else entirely?

■ Characters

Sophia (voiced by Laura Post in English, Mayumi Asano in Japanese)

“I am sure I have been here before. Many times.”

Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin

A warrior who joins Jack and the others on their journey, holding the same unwavering conviction—that they must defeat Chaos.

Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin

Astos (voiced by Todd Hamberkorn in English, Youji Ueda in Japanese)

“Those who are to forge the future mustn’t be concerned with trivialities.”

Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin

The king of the dark elves, Astos lives in the Western Keep. It’s said that he knows the location of the crystals. Although possessing a certain beauty, he carries an air of pestilence. He seems to know about Jack and the others.

Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin

Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin

Tiamat (voiced by ???)

“Then come and meet your fate! Your foolish journey ends here!”

Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin

The Fiend of Wind. Attacks directly using its long necks and tail, as well as using whirlwind and tempest, wind-element attacks.

Macro Burst is a particularly powerful attack, where Tiamat’s breath radiates out from its multiple mouths.

Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin

Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin

■ Event Scenes

—Astos, the king of the dark elves, awaits the group in the Western Keep. He shows them a futuristic-looking map, appearing to be giving some kind of advice.

Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin

—In the place to which Astos guided the group, the Fiend of Wind—Tiamat—was lying in wait…

Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin

—Like Jack and the others, Sophia also seems to possess a black crystal…?

Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin

■ Battle System

Job System

You can switch instantly between two different jobs during combat. There are all kinds of possible styles of combat depending on the combination of jobs you have set.

—There are basic jobs like swordfighter and mage, as well as advanced jobs that are unlocked as you level up basic jobs. And if you level up the advanced jobs, there may be even higher-ranking jobs waiting for you…!

Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin

Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin

—You can obtain new abilities and jobs from the skill tree progression system. You can collect the job points required to obtain these abilities/jobs by defeating enemies and levelling up.

Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin

Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin

Basic Jobs

—Swordsman

Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin

Swordsman, Jack’s initial job, can equip a greatsword and excels at both guarding and attacking. Use the job’s unique action spinning slash to rotate your greatsword and perform a sweeping attack on enemies in a wide area.

Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin

Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin

—Mage

Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin

A job that employs basic elemental attacks, using a mace as a weapon. Magic can be powered up depending on the length of the casting time; for example, from Fire –> Fira –> Firaga.

Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin

—Pugilist

Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin

A job that specializes in using melee-range weapons, like claws and knuckles. The Pugilist action Explosive Fist can chain together hits on enemies and provide and increase in damage.

Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin

■ Locations

The Western Keep

Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin

An ancient castle bearing the stark scars of war. This place shares a deep connection with a certain sovereign; a despot skilled in cunning and artifice, who took tyranny to its extremes. Giant arrows will come flying at Jack and the others, so you’ll need to avoid these as you make your way through the keep.

Crystal Mirage

Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin

A beautiful, translucent tower that rises above the trees deep in the forest. There are many devices that react to magic, and it’s no small feat to reach the highest levels.

The Flying Fortress

Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin

As the name suggests, it’s a castle that towers high into the sky. Inside the fortress, there are lots of remnants of an advanced civilization, including mechanical contraptions. Apparently, the wind crystal can be found in the innermost area.

Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin releases on March 18th 2022 for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC. Stay tuned at Final Weapon for the latest Japanese gaming news and updates!

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