In an Famitsu interview, Creative Producer Tetsuya Nomura revealed that Princess Sarah will have a larger role in Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin than she did in the original Final Fantasy. However, the exact details regarding her involvement and her importance in the story, were not disclosed. He also revealed that Final Fantasy VII Remake Character Designer Roberto Ferrari created the new look for Princess Sarah. [Thanks, Famitsu!]
When asked about the role of Princess Sarah and the reveal of Jack’s full name being Jack Garland, Nomura had this to say:
Originally, I was planning to hide that Jack was Garland.. But I decided to change the direction of the marketing from “Who is Jack?” to “Why did Jack become Chaos?” The scene where Garland is holding a woman is the opening of the main story, but it is also in the later half of the story, so I can’t provide too many details. But Princess Sarah will have a larger role than in the first Final Fantasy title.
The new design for Princess Sarah was featured in the latest Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin trailer. The trailer has also shown another key character that will appear in the title. In the interview, Nomura said that while there aren’t many named characters in the first Final Fantasy title, some characters in Stranger of Origin will appear as motifs.
Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin will release on March 18, 2022, on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC on the Epic Games Store. A demo is immediately available for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S.