Team Ninja reportedly developing a new Final Fantasy title called Final Fantasy Origin

Final Fantasy fans better brace themselves as Square Enix and Team Ninja works together on a new franchise title called Final Fantasy Origin, launching on PS5 and PC platforms.


Final Fantasy Origin is reportedly a PS5 console exclusivity, according to a fresh claim from Fanbyte, with a PC version slated for later after the first launch. It's also being developed by Team Ninja at Koei Tecmo, the studio behind Nioh, Final Fantasy Dissidia NT, and Ninja Gaiden. Final Fantasy Origin is a spin-off action game that will take place in the setting of the first Final Fantasy game, a 1987 game that was initially launched for the NES, and will be more in line with games like Dark Souls or Nioh than a typical RPG experience.

The upcoming Final Fantasy game by Team Ninja, according to reports, would be unlike any other in the franchise. Since Nioh veterans will be part of the development team, Origin of Final Fantasy will be influenced by the developer's prior games, so expect the game to have "Nioh DNA". And if you're worried that the game would be too difficult, don't panic. According to the source, Square Enix aims to make it more accessible and aimed at a wider audience. Well, it's probably for the best, given the Nioh series is notoriously difficult.


Additionally, Square Enix is reportedly planning to release an alpha version of the game this summer, which is something Team Ninja has done before with the Nioh titles, in order to assess public reaction to the game while it is still in development. The future game will be linked to the series' initial installment, thus the ‘Origin' prefix. The alpha demo will be reportedly called Stranger in Paradise.

Square Enix has already confirmed their attendance at this year's all-digital E3, although no special showcase event has been announced. It's also worth noting that specifics regarding Final Fantasy Origin may still change, since much of the presentation has already been leaked online, including rumors that Eidos will be in attendance, bringing with them the announcement of a "cross-gen" game.

For the first time, E3 2021 will be an all-digital event, running from Saturday, June 12 through Tuesday, June 15. Make sure to register if you want to be a part of it.