Square Enix has released a new set of screenshots for STRANGER OF PARADISE FINAL FANTASY ORIGIN. These screenshots showcase improved graphics and visuals, which is a good thing as the game’s initial reveal was underwhelming.
STRANGER OF PARADISE FINAL FANTASY ORIGIN is a new Final Fantasy spin-off. As Square Enix has stated, FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE veterans Tetsuya Nomura and Kazushige Nojima join forces with Team NINJA from KOEI TECMO GAMES to deliver a bold new vision for FINAL FANTASY.
Square Enix has also shared some new details about the game’s combat mechanics. In this game, combos and abilities will reduce the enemy’s break gauge, shown as a yellow bar above an enemy. Once the gauge is depleted, you can unleash a powerful Soul Burst to crystallize them and take them out in a single blow. Jack’s break gauge also depletes when he guards against attacks or uses Soul Shield. The gauge will recover over time, but Jack will be staggered if it ever reaches zero.
Furthermore, players can use the Soul Shield to block an ability with a purple name. Players can capture and store the enemy’s attack to use as an instant ability back at them. By using Soul Shield you can also discover new strategies. For instance, if you capture the Fire ability from a Bomb and cast it back at it three times, it’ll self-destruct.
STRANGER OF PARADISE FINAL FANTASY ORIGIN will release on March 18th, 2022.
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