The new Final Fantasy spin-off developed by Team Ninja, Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin, is the limited-time PlayStation 5 demo extended by two additional days.
The demo will now be available to download and play until June 26th. The news comes after the Stranger of Paradise demo was completely unplayable when it first launched following the game’s official reveal during Square Enix’s E3 2021 presentation. Players looking to try the game after the unveil were treated with error messages stating the game data was corrupted, and that it needed to be deleted and re-downloaded.
Square Enix was upfront about wanting feedback from fans who have played the demo. Stranger of Paradise creative producer Tetsuya Nomura told fans, “if you have the setup to play it, we would really appreciate it if you could give it a go and let us know any feedback that you might have.”
In the same translated interview with Famitsu (which held the extended demo information), Nomura clarified that Stranger of Paradise was not a prequel or sequel to the original Final Fantasy. However, the two games do share the same setting. Stranger of Paradise director Daisuke Inoue gave more details about what the title is referring to.
“Strangers of Paradise means exactly what it says that these strangers are in the land of Paradise,” Inoue says. “At the same time, it could mean ‘people who shouldn’t be in Paradise’–I think it is a title that represents the story of the game perfectly.”