Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin just got its final trailer, and packs a whole lot of "what?!" into just under 5 minutes.
The new trailer splits its time between multiple storylines and settings, showing protagonist Jack as a warrior who hates both Chaos and expository dialogue with an equal passion; "Just tell us about the crystals," Jack commands to a rather sinister looking figure, holding up his hand as if to block the next three minutes of lore dumping. He also tells a protesting Lich that he doesn't "give a damn" who it is, presumably because he's still going to kick its ass.
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Then other scenes spend time with Jack and Princess Sarah, the two of whom seem to be dressed for a wedding despite maybe, kind of having an amicable break up. Also Jack gives her a crystal egg thing which she later drops? Whatever it was, it looked important.
Then, a full 2 minutes and 47 seconds in, the trailer brings out Frank Sinatra. In what is perhaps the boldest move for a video game trailer we've witnessed in years, Sinatra's famous cover of "My Way" underscores the rest of the video, from the sepia-toned scenes of nostalgic fields to the messages of devotion from Jack's teammates to the final, dramatic shot of a castle on the horizon. Incredible.
Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin is headed to PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X and S on March 18.
Meanwhile, in the land of slightly more normal Final Fantasy news, Final Fantasy 14 is finally back on sale.