If you are excited about killing Chaos in Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origins, then experiencing everything the adventure has to offer will require jumping over additional obstacles. Square Enix announced that the game will include additional downloadable missions that will not be available at the time of release. Catch? You can only get them by pre-ordering games digitally.
The task in question is called the Trial of the Dragon King, the Wanderer in the Rift, and a Different Future. There is no detailed information on what they need in terms of content, it’s just that they cannot be purchased separately. The only way to access them is through the digital deluxe version of the game, which costs $89.99. This means that the pre-order physical version does not include additional tasks, so fans on that side of the fence will miss it.
Although linking DLC missions to pre-orders is nothing new, reading replies to embedded tweets shows that fans are not completely satisfied with the news. Those who have already invested cash in physical pre-orders (zero bonuses) can understand. Some people who have pre-ordered the standard digital version report that they cannot upgrade to the deluxe version (at least on PlayStation). Since Square did not reveal the details of these missions, it is not clear how important they are to the main narrative of the game. People would think that they are just reward tasks that do not affect the main storyline, but Final Fantasy 15 is notorious for having obvious plot loopholes, which were later filled by DLC episodes.
It’s worth noting that pre-ordering any digital version of the game will allow you to experience the game, rebellion weapons, and brave heart weapons/shining shields 72 hours before release. The Digital Deluxe Edition also includes digital art books/soundtracks.
“Final Fantasy Origins: Strangers in Paradise” will be released on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on March 18.
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