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    Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin – The Basics of Battle, Final Trailers

    Square Enix shared the final trailer of Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin! The nearly 5-minute trailer shares another deep look into the upcoming game’s story, combat and content. Considering it’s the final trailer before the game releases, slight spoilers may be in the trailer. Spoiler warning aside, check out the trailer in English and Japanese below alongside new details:

    STRANGER OF PARADISE FINAL FANTASY ORIGIN follows Jack and his four companions on a quest to destroy Chaos and lift the darkness from the kingdom of Cornelia.

    Driven by an ever-growing hunger to defeat Chaos, the group tears their way through hordes of monsters, and as they do so, people begin to hope that they may be the fabled Warriors of Light – saviors foretold of by an ancient prophecy.

    And yet, nobody could imagine the truth that will be uncovered….

    The following screenshots showcase some of the events and cutscenes you’ll experience in the game.

    STRANGER OF PARADISE FINAL FANTASY ORIGIN screenshot

    “That mist comes from the darkness.”

    Wherever Jack and his allies go, they find a sinister black mist that swallows people up.

    STRANGER OF PARADISE FINAL FANTASY ORIGIN screenshot

    It seems to engulf them – but just what is this mysterious mist?

    STRANGER OF PARADISE FINAL FANTASY ORIGIN screenshot

    The dark crystals absorb the black mist when raised aloft. It seems like they’re protecting the group from its effects…


    Characters

    Jack will encounter many different characters during his quest. While [some of them are friendly and offer him aid](https://example.com), others are altogether more… Fiendish.

    Kraken is the Fiend of Water, and attacks ferociously with tentacles and rush attacks.

    It uses abilities that steal buffs, and water-element attacks that make use of the surrounding environment. Trust us – you don’t want to get hit by any of them!

    Lich

    The Fiend of Earth is another fearsome foe for Jack and his companions. Lich is distressingly adept at slinging spells and attacks that inflict status ailments.

    It’s a tricky opponent that can inflict curse, which saps the upper limit of the Break Gauge, and summons forth skeletons.


    Locations

    The journey to defeat darkness will take Jack’s party to many fascinating locations. Let’s reveal a couple more here:

    Sunken Shrine

    This high-security facility on the ocean floor is controlled completely by machines, and it’s brimming with water energy. Could this mysterious light be the lifeforce of the planet that the facility extracts?


    Cavern of Earth

    An underground cavern, thick with earth energy. All kinds of traps obstruct those who would enter. Strewn with the dead, it resembles a vast tomb – but what could be slumbering in the very depths of the cavern, far beneath the earth…?


    Job System

    Jack and his companions are able to equip jobs, which define their abilities in battle. Jack can have two jobs set at a time, and switch instantly between them seamlessly during combat.

    There are all kinds of combat styles available, depending on the combination of jobs you have set. Advanced jobs use actions that are even more distinctive, and many let you wield multiple weapons.

    Here’s a look at some of these Advanced Jobs:

    Red Mage

    Red mages are versatile magic users who can wield both black and white magic. That makes them able to both attack enemies, and support allies.

    The red mage also has a unique action called chainspell. This lets them cast spells in very quick succession – perfect for inflicting elemental vulnerabilities.

    Berserker

    If you want to dominate your enemies with unbelievably powerful attacks, Berserker will have you seeing red in the best way possible.

    It’s a job that specialises in direct attacks, using both axes and greatswords. It also gives you access to the Berserk ability, which increases attack power dramatically, but removes the ability to use potions. Better hit hard and fast!

    Samurai

    Feeling a lack of MP? Switch to Samurai – it’s a job that excels at MP recovery.

    While using the Samurai’s unique action, meikyo-shisui, normal attacks will replenish a greater amount of MP, and parrying will also restore the precious resource. You can then use the katana combo abilities to unleash a flurry of blows with your replenished MP.


    Upgrading equipment

    As Jack delves deeper into each area, he’ll earn loot – typically new armor and weapons that he can wear to become stronger. But what can you do if there’s a particular piece you like that’s no longer strong enough to use?

    Simple – you head to the Smithy!

    At the smithy, you can use materials to add to or upgrade your equipment’s special effects. This lets you customize your equipment to suit your job and fighting style! One way to obtain materials is through completion rewards from missions.

    You can also dismantle equipment you don’t need any more to obtain materials. Recycle and reuse!

    You can gain equipment by defeating enemies or opening treasure chests. The same piece of equipment could have different job affinities or special effects. As a result, it could be well worth your time to take on a mission more than once in the search for rarer gear.

    English Trailer

    Japanese Trailer

    Basics of Battle Trailer

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

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    Raul Ochoa, a.k.a. Soul Kiwami, is the Deputy Editor in Chief of Final Weapon. With a passion for the Japanese gaming industry, Raul is a huge fan of Nintendo Switch, PC hardware, JRPGs and fighting/action games. business email: [email protected]

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