Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin debuts on Steam

Jerry on 2023-04-06
Developed by Koei Tecmo's Team Ninja division, Stranger of Paradise is now available for Windows through Steam. The action role-playing game launched one year ago for PS4 and PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Series X|S, and via the Epic Games Store.

Development on Stranger of Paradise, featuring characters and locations inspired by the original Final Fantasy for the Nintendo Famicom, received guidance by Final Fantasy VII character designer by Tetsuya Nomura and scenario writer Kazushige Nojima. Music for the game is composed by Naoshi Mizuta, with contributions by Hidenori Iwasaki and Ryo Yamazaki.

Coinciding with the one-year anniversary of launch in March, the 100-track digital soundtrack joined streaming services Apple Music, YouTube Music, Spotify, and Amazon Music Unlimited. The physical release ships domestically on four compact discs from distributors CDJapan and Play-Asia.

Square Enix published the second volume of the music score through digital music store Ototoy, collecting themes composed for the DLC expansions.

From the product page:
Will restoring the crystals' light usher in peace or a new form of darkness? ...Or perhaps something else entirely? This game features memorable locales from other entries in the FINAL FANTASY series.

Pravoka Seagrot recalls Sastasha of FINAL FANTASY XIV. Beyond the cave's mystical landscape of vividly colored coral lies the pirates' hideout where their ship is anchored. Hallowed Massif recalls Mt. Gagazet of FINAL FANTASY X. Fierce blizzards and avalanches impede the progress of travelers, while graven figures sleep within the mountain.

Other areas and battle music also draw inspiration from the main titles in the series, providing FINAL FANTASY fans with plenty of familiar tidbits to stoke nostalgia and make the game even more enjoyable.
Play-Asia - Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin Soundtrack (CD)

CDJapan - Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin Soundtrack (CD)

Square Enix Japan - Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin Soundtrack excerpts

YouTube Music - Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin Soundtrack (Streaming)

Apple Music - Stranger of Paradise - Soundtrack (Streaming) / Vol.2 (Digital)