[HOT] : Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin Is Not a Direct Sequel to Final Fantasy 1

Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin offers us a name a little confusing, but fortunately the creative director Tetsuya Nomura is there to give us explanations, by specifying in particular that Origin is not a sequel to the first Final Fantasy.

In an interview with Famitsu that IGN independently translated, Nomura explains how the name Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin was born. And despite the word “origin” in the title, it’s not a direct sequel or prequel to Final Fantasy 1.

In fact it is because Stranger of Paradise incorporates the same settings as the first Final Fantasy and even elements of the scenario. So, Final Fantasy Origin sounds more like a sort of remix of the first game.

“Doesn’t continue the story of FF1, but it’s a new story inspired by it,” says Nomura. “The trial version features a moment from the start of the game in which you enter the Temple of Chaos, which is the same as in FF1. “

Nomura specifies that the title is a reference to the fact that Jack, the protagonist, and his friends, find themselves in the world of FF1.

“The world is inspired by FF1. The decor is based on FF1 too. Where do the Warriors of Light come from and who are they? This is something you discover at the end of FF1, ”Nomura continues.

“Jack and his friends are strangers in the same way. Who are Jack and his friends? Are they Warriors of the Light? These are the main themes of the story, so in the script they are portrayed as the aliens. “

Stranger of Paradise director Daisuke Inoue adds that while the title can be interpreted literally to mean that Jack and his friends are strangers in a new land, it can also be seen as “those who have no place. in Paradise. “

It all sounds a bit meta, and we’ll have to wait until 2022 and the release of Stranger of Paradise to get our answers. An exclusive demo is currently available on PlayStation 5. While there were a few issues at launch on day one, it all seems to have been worked out.

The Final Fantasy Origin info had leaked shortly before Square Enix’s E3 conference. This is a collaboration between Square Enix and Team Ninja where the events of Final Fantasy 1 are reviewed with battles in the style of Nioh.