Final Fantasy meets Souls if new leaks are true.
Rumors have been heavily swirling over the weekend suggesting that Team Ninja, the Japanese development studio known for Nioh and Ninja Gaiden, are hard at work on a brand new, action focused, Final Fantasy game. The title will reportedly be named Final Fantasy Origins and is set to be revealed at this year’s E3 in June as a PS5 exclusive. The title will also reportedly launch on PC at a later date. The “Souls” genre is a heavy inspiration for the upcoming game which is said to be based in the Final Fantasy 1 universe. The original leaker, SoulsHunt, compared the game to Jedi: Fallen Order, which is loosely based on Souls-like sensibilities.
Reports go on to add that a playable demo will be announced at E3 which will be available this summer. This also falls in line with how Team Ninja has handled Nioh 1 and 2, which both conducted alpha demos to garner feedback before their respective releases. Finally, reports suggest that the game will be much more forgiving than Team Ninja’s past work. Not unlike the aforementioned Jedi: Fallen Order, Final Fantasy Origins will be more accessible than Team Ninja’s Nioh games or a traditional Souls-like.
Fighting game fans will recall Team Ninja last collaborated with Square-Enix on Dissidia: Final Fantasy NT for the PS4, which was met with lukewarm reception. Hopefully, we won’t have to wait long to see this game come to fruition. The thought of an action heavy Final Fantasy game from Team Ninja has us foaming at the mouth, but what say you, Deer Reader? Let us know in the comments what you think of this juicy rumor.