Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin is based on Final Fantasy 1. Creative producer Tetsuya Nomura said in an interview with Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu.
According to Nomura, you can take the word Stranger in the title literally. For example, Jack and his companions come from another world, and you can see them as strangers. One of the meanings of Paradise is “the land of the saved” or the land where Jack and his allies gather. According to director Daisuke Inoue, you can literally interpret Strangers of Paradise as strangers in paradise or “people who are actually not allowed to be in paradise.”
In addition to the three main characters – Jack, Jed, and Ash – other characters are available in battle. Unfortunately, you can only start battles with three characters at the same time.
Finally, producer Jin Fujiwara reveals that the game’s demo is set at the beginning of Strangers of Paradise. In that trial version, just like in Final Fantasy 1, you enter the Chaos Shrine. The trial version also gives you a short taste of the full story. According to Fujiwara, that narrative has an emotional impact on the player. However, the creative producer goes one step further and says that the full game is much broader, that you meet many characters in it, and that the narrative is very immersive.
Square Enix also has another surprise in store for the trial version of the game. Because the trial was unplayable for a while due to problems, the demo will be extended by two days. So you can play it until Saturday, June 26.