Square Enix’s new Final Fantasy game will be getting its own spotlight at Tokyo Game Show 2021.
Today, it was announced that TGS will hold a special broadcast to showcase the new Final Fantasy spin-off from Square Enix. There have been no further details or spoilers as to what will be shown, but hopefully it will provide new features to the game and an official release date. If you want to make sure you don’t miss the announcement, the broadcast is set for Saturday October 2, at 8:00 AM EST (9:00 AM JST).
This new style of Final Fantasy gaming gave us a sneak peek earlier this year in June at E3, including a trial version of the game that was free on PS5 for about a month. The hype behind this game is built up from the collaboration with Team Ninja and Koei Tecmo Games. These were the teams behind the development of the hit Ninja Gaiden and Nioh series of games.
The game revolves around Jack, who you play, and his companions Ash and Jed. Their mission: to kill Chaos, of course. The characters are shown to have lost their memories but know they are chosen as the Warriors of Light to “kill Chaos.” Jack and his friends must battle though monsters and beasts to get to the Shrine of Chaos where the enemy named Chaos resides.
The trailer reveals that the mysterious figure, Chaos, that Jack and his partners want to kill is Garland. Garland was the OG antagonist from the first Final Fantasy game. This is a big hint the idea this game may be rehashing the storyline of the original Final Fantasy game which was out on NES in 1987, which had similar characters and plot points.
The newer iterations of Final Fantasy games are shying away from turn-based and so is Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origins. The gameplay is presented to have a real-time combat system similar to that of the Dark Soul series where the player can dodge and parry attacks versus the more common styles in Final Fantasy games with its turn-based combat.
Hopefully, fans will get to see what Square Enix, Team Ninja and Koei Tecmo Games have been up to and see Jack talking more about how he’ll kill Chaos at this weekend’s TGS broadcast.