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New Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin Trailer Reveals Classic Enemies

The Malboro is back, and uglier than ever.
The Malboro is back, and uglier than ever. / Image courtesy of Square Enix

The latest and final trailer for Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin has been revealed, and it sure is something.

With just a few months left to go before Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin launches, Square Enix have released the game's final trailer. A lot of new information has been dropped as part of this latest reveal, including a deeper look at main protagonist Jack Garland. The first half of the trailer also shows off some of the upcoming battles that players can look forward to, as well as the return of some of the series' most renowned enemies.

Eagle-eyed players can catch a glimpse of the Tonberry, complete with its cloak and tiny knife. The Malboro is also set to make a return, a creature that has continuously plagued players with its crippling Bad Breath attack.

The trailer also introduces some brand new Fiend encounters, too. The Fiend of Water, Kraken is set to be a punishing foe. It possesses the ability to steal buffs, rush, and use water-element attacks to devastate your party.

Similarly, players will be fighting against the Fiend of Earth, Lich. Slinging spells and status ailments, this creature is prone to its use of Curse.

New Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin Trailer Reveals Classic Enemies

The second half of the trailer is bodly set to Frank Sinatra's "My Way" and focuses largely on the game's chaos-obessed protagonist, Jack Garland. It's an interesting choice of song for a game such as this, perhaps hinting at some of the emotional turmoil Jack will be experiencing along the way.

In an interview with Polygon, producer Jin Fujiwara said, “The story is going to be depicting Jack and how he lived and the choices he made throughout his life.”

“And so the fact that he is sort of living his life and making the choices that he is confident and he is not going to regret we felt really matched with the lyrics of ‘My Way’ so we wanted to incorporate that song [in the trailer].”

Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin is an alternate telling of the first Final Fantasy. Set to be a more mature and "brutal" take on the series, the game makes use of a tougher combat system than fans might be familiar with. Aside from being published by Square Enix, Stranger of Paradise is being co-developed by Ninja Gaiden's Team Ninja and Koei Tecmo.

Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin is scheduled to release on March 18, 2022 on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Windows PC.