During Sony’s March State of Play presentation, Square Enix debuted two new games, showed off gameplay trailers for two more, and completely ignored the two games most people were looking forward to.
Ahead of its release on March 15th, Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin is getting its third and final demo. The unfathomably long-titled game (that has been shortened to an equally unwieldy SOPFFO) is an action RPG created in collaboration with Nioh developer Team Ninja. SOPFFO is a darker, bloodier re-imagining of the first Final Fantasy game from the perspective of the villain, Garland. The game’s grimdark, Chaos-obsessed protagonist and its use of Frank Sinatra’s 1969 hit “My Way” has endeared SOPFFO to Final Fantasy diehards eager to what other weirdness the game contains. During the State of Play presentation, Square Enix revealed glimpses of new jobs Garland can learn and announced the new demo which is available now.
Square Enix also showed off new gameplay from Forspoken, the isekai RPG developed by Luminous Productions. In the gameplay trailer, Frey squares off against numerous baddies using her talking power bracelet and some souped-up sneakers that give her a cool parkour-like double jump. Forspoken was delayed by five months from its May 23rd release date citing the need to “focus all our efforts on polishing the game.” It launches on October 11th.
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