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Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin is kind of an odd duck. We didn't exactly love it in our review, but it resonated with some players and certainly stands out if nothing else. The jury is still out as to whether there is enough demand for a sequel, but legendary producer Tetsuya Nomura says he would be open to making one if fans can drum up some interest.

Speaking on a recent broadcast promoting the title's next DLC drop (as translated by NoisyPixel) Nomura recalled that "when Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin first came out, there was a lot of negative bashing, especially online." He recognized that, over time, some fans have become "very fond of Jack and his friends. So much so that some would love to see a sequel."

However, it doesn't seem like he (or Square Enix) is willing to push for it, noting that "if you do want that to happen, then it would certainly help if one person watching this spread the news to 10 other people. If word of mouth about the game spreads through the DLC’s completion, proving that this is a title that has really resonated with everyone, there may be a time when we can meet again."

Nomura states that he would personally "love to work with Kumabe-san from Koei Tecmo again.” Nobumichi Kumabe, if you didn't know, was the director of Stranger of Paradise, as well as of the excellent Persona 5 Strikers.

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