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The new trailer premiered during the publisher’s Tokyo Game Show showcase today (October 1) and introduced a new female character called Neon who joins the existing male trio led by Jack, to form the series’ fabled four Warriors of Light.
The clip shows off more of the game’s real-time combat, based on the soulslike mechanics from developer Team Ninja‘s Nioh but also more vibrant settings and varied combat styles compared to the initial reveal.
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A second playable demo is live now, which also features multiplayer, although this is exclusive to PS5 and Xbox Series X|S players.
Stranger Of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin is a dark fantasy reinterpretation of the first Final Fantasy game – which was also recently received a Pixel Remaster – and does reference that game, from the theme of the four crystals as well as the appearance of a key character from that game, Princess Sarah.
Another surprising revelation is that the main protagonist’s full name is Jack Garland, whose last name is the same as Final Fantasy‘s original antagonist. The bigger surprise however might be that he doesn’t mention anything about Chaos in this new trailer, which became something of a meme in the original announcement trailer.
Elsewhere, Konami is reportedly set to revive its major game franchises, including Metal Gear, Castlevania, and Silent Hill, both internally and with the help of external studios.