LOS ANGELES (Jan. 27, 2023) – Today, players can embark on a brand-new adventure in SQUARE ENIX®’s action RPG STRANGER OF PARADISE FINAL FANTASY ORIGIN™ with the release of its third expansion “DIFFERENT FUTURE,” now available on PlayStation®5 (PS5™) and PlayStation®4 (PS4™) consoles, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC via the Epic Games Store. Developed in collaboration with Team NINJA from KOEI TECMO GAMES, creators of the NINJA GAIDEN and the Nioh series, DIFFERENT FUTURE sees Jack and company guided by the spirit of a moogle to reach a city in an alternate time and space to face one last challenge, concluding the STRANGER OF PARADISE storyline.
Watch the STRANGER OF PARADISE FINAL FANTASY ORIGIN DIFFERENT FUTURE launch trailer here: https://youtu.be/qszNLgIkky4
New content in the DIFFERENT FUTURE expansion includes:
- New Characters and Enemies – Players will be escorted on their journey by the moogle that was first introduced in the Wanderer of the Rift expansion, as well as meet the Emperor from the FINAL FANTASY series.
- New Jobs – Players can unlock Musketeer, Hunter and Gambler jobs by progressing through the DIFFERENT FUTURE story missions.
- New Gear – DIFFERENT FUTURE introduces new gear, firearms.
- New Blacksmith Features – Players can take advantage of “manikin materials,” which enable them to craft and upgrade certain items more easily. Using manikin materials, players can also make replicas of equipment and replicate chaos effects.
The STRANGER OF PARADISE FINAL FANTASY ORIGIN DIFFERENT FUTURE expansion is now available at no additional cost through the game’s Season Pass, which is included in the Digital Deluxe Edition. The Season Pass can be purchased for $24.99 and is also included in the Digital Deluxe Upgrade for $30.00. The Season Pass will give owners access to the first two expansions Trials of the Dragon King and Wanderer of the Rift.
STRANGER OF PARADISE FINAL FANTASY ORIGIN is rated M for Mature by the ESRB. For more information, visit: https://www.square-enix-games.com/sopffo
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About STRANGER OF PARADISE FINAL FANTASY ORIGIN
STRANGER OF PARADISE FINAL FANTASY ORIGIN™ is a new action RPG by Square Enix Ltd. in collaboration with Team NINJA from KOEI TECMO GAMES, that brings a bold, new vision to the FINAL FANTASY® series. Jack and his allies, Ash and Jed, burn with the resolve to defeat Chaos as they throw open the gates to the Chaos Shrine. Yet doubts remain – are they truly the Warriors of Light the prophecy foretold? Step into a world of dark fantasy and revel in the exhilarating action-packed battles.
ABOUT KOEI TECMO GAMES
KOEI TECMO GAMES CO., LTD. is a subsidiary of KOEI TECMO HOLDINGS CO., LTD., headquartered in Yokohama, Japan. KOEI TECMO GAMES consists of six development brands creating innovative and iconic game series extending across a wide range of genres: KOU SHIBUSAWA, ω-Force, Team NINJA, Gust, Ruby Party, and midas. Signature series include ROMANCE OF THE THREE KINGDOMS, NOBUNAGA’S AMBITION, Winning Post, DYNASTY WARRIORS, SAMURAI WARRIORS, Toukiden, Nioh, NINJA GAIDEN, DEAD OR ALIVE, Atelier Ryza, BLUE REFLECTION, Angelique, and La Corda d'Oro.
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ABOUT Team NINJA
Team NINJA is one of KOEI TECMO GAMES' six brands, with development teams specializing in creating hardcore action games. Their most famous series include: NINJA GAIDEN, DEAD OR ALIVE and Nioh, and the team consistently develops new titles that receive praise from all around the world.
About Square Enix, Inc.
Square Enix, Inc. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX® and TAITO® branded entertainment content throughout the Americas as part of the Square Enix group of companies. The Square Enix group of companies boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 173 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 85 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix, Inc. is a U.S.-based, wholly owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.
More information on Square Enix, Inc. can be found at https://square-enix-games.com
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