During Sony’s March State of Play presentation, Square Enix debuted two new games, showed off gameplay trailers for 2 extra, and utterly ignored the 2 games most individuals were wanting ahead to.
Ahead of its launch on March fifteenth, Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin is getting its third and ultimate demo. The unfathomably long-titled sport (that has been shortened to an equally unwieldy SOPFFO) is an motion RPG created in collaboration with Nioh developer Team Ninja. SOPFFO is a darker, bloodier re-imagining of the first Final Fantasy game from the angle of the villain, Garland. The sport’s grimdark, Chaos-obsessed protagonist and its use of Frank Sinatra’s 1969 hit “My Way” has endeared SOPFFO to Final Fantasy diehards desirous to what different weirdness the sport comprises. During the State of Play presentation, Square Enix revealed glimpses of new jobs Garland can be taught and introduced the new demo which is on the market now.
Square Enix additionally showed off new gameplay from Forspoken, the isekai RPG developed by Luminous Productions. In the gameplay trailer, Frey squares off towards quite a few baddies utilizing her speaking energy bracelet and some souped-up sneakers that give her a cool parkour-like double leap. Forspoken was delayed by 5 months from its May twenty third launch date citing the necessity to “focus all our efforts on polishing the game.” It launches on October eleventh.
Hot on the heels of Triangle Strategy, Square Enix premiered one other excessive fantasy three warring nations techniques RPG The DioField Chronicle. Billed as a real-time tactical battle strategy game, The DioField Chronicle boasts character designers from Final Fantasy XII and XIII and sound design from Game of Thrones composer Ramin Djawadi. Though no particular launch date was introduced, The DioField Chronicle is slated for launch later this yr.
Sony ended its presentation with yet another new sport from Square Enix — Valkyrie Elysium. It’s the latest entry within the Valkyrie sequence that debuted on PlayStation 22 years in the past with Valkyrie Profile. It’s an action-RPG that takes place in a fantasy world the place Ragnarok looms. Like The DioField Chronicle, Valkyrie Elysium can also be scheduled for a launch in 2022.
Surprisingly (or maybe not so surprisingly) the Square Enix portion of this State of Play, with a said give attention to Japanese-developed games, didn’t function any information on Final Fantasy VII Remake 2 or Final Fantasy XVI — the 2 most anticipated games from the developer. Square Enix did simply launch FFVIIR’s side-story DLC Intergrade in June of final yr so perhaps it wants extra respiration room earlier than it drops any information on the remake’s second entry. But the Final Fantasy builders did say extra information on XVI could be forthcoming in Spring 2022, which is technically now-ish.
Spring doesn’t formally begin for one more 11 days within the northern hemisphere so we might have to attend till then.