The first expansion for Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin is coming on July 20, 2022, and it’s time for Jack to take on the Warrior of Light. Square Enix and Team Ninja revealed a detailed Stranger of Paradise expansion trailer on July 15th. Titled Trials of the Dragon King, the expansion will add a new series of jobs, a new weapon type, and a new set of encounters to use them in.
Check out the trailer below.
Note that some of the scenes shown may constitute spoilers for Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin.
Trials of the Dragon King is the first of three planned Stranger of Paradise expansions. The two others are titled Wanderer of the Rift and Different Future, though they don’t have release windows or details as of yet. One wrinkle is that Square Enix isn’t selling the expansions separately. Thusly, those interested will need to pick up the Season Pass, which will unlock all three missions as they release.
The Trials of the Dragon King trailer shows a matchup against the Warrior of Light. Here the Warrior is dressed in a suit of armor close to that of his appearance in Dissidia Final Fantasy. That design was in turn inspired by Yoshitaka Amano’s original Final Fantasy concept art. The trailer also shows matches against Bahamut, as Jack and the party pursue their deal.
The Stranger of Paradise expansion will also add Staves to the playable weapon list. They’re striking weapons with a wide attack sweeps. The new Pilgrim job uses skills to keep enemies in range, and an “assault hook” job action that can bring players to the enemy position or draw them in for a combo. The Evoker can call forth spirits that attack independently or perform special functions. The Summoner can summon and take control of Bahamut for attacks.
Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin is available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. The Trials of the Dragon King expansion launches on July 20, 2022.