Stranger in Paradise: Final Fantasy Origins is kind of an odd duck. We didn’t exactly love it in our review, but it resonated with some players and definitely stands out if nothing else. The jury’s still out on whether there’s enough demand for a sequel, but acclaimed producer Tetsuya Nomura says he’d be willing to make one if fans can garner some interest.
Speaking on Latest broadcast Promoting the title’s next DLC drop (as translated by NoisyPixel) Nomura recalled that “when Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origins first came out, there was a lot of negative bashing, especially online.” He recognized that, over time, some fans “became very fond of Jack and his friends. So much so that some would love to see a sequel.”
However, it doesn’t sound like he (or Square Enix) is willing to push for it, noting that “if you want that to happen, it would definitely help if one person watching it 10 Spreads the word to more people. If word of mouth about the game spreads through the entirety of the DLC, proving that this is a title that truly resonates with everyone, there may come a time when we can meet again. “
Nomura says that he would personally “love to work with Kumabe-san from Koi Tecmo again.” Nobumichi Kumabe, if you didn’t know, was the director of Stranger of Paradise, as well as the excellent Persona 5 Strikers.
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