The second demo of Koei Tecmo’s Team Ninja and Square Enix’s new action RPG Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin seems to be getting a lot of buzz, particularly because of this one scene.
After you defeat the boss Advent Chaos, you are treated to a cutscene where the three heroes meet up with a female warrior named Neon. After she talks about pretending to be a figment of Chaos to get people to defeat her, this scene happens (via Damiancus’ Twitch stream):
Jack Garland replies “bulls***”, puts on his earphones and listens to what I assume is a Limp Bizkit song and just walks away. The internet reacts appropriately to the potential memeable clip. Some creative folks also added in their own twists & edits:
WHAT DID I JUST WATCH?????????? pic.twitter.com/nEdAzwfD40
— 🍂🍁🦇🎃Kacy ⟣ 👻🖤💜🧡 (@sumnnine) October 1, 2021
I can't believe Final Fantasy Origin did this pic.twitter.com/j4Sri2rpVf
— Alex Moukala (@alex_moukala) October 1, 2021
— Scott Frerichs 🏳️🌈 🐯 (@KaiserNeko) October 2, 2021
— Touchdown Tokyo (@TouchdownTokyo) October 1, 2021
— Alb (@Albg_95) October 1, 2021
We even made our own contribution to the ever-growing weekend meme:
On an interesting note, the Stranger of Paradise: FF Origin second demo features a new stage that takes place on an area called the Refrin Wetlands, which is clearly inspired by Final Fantasy XIII’s Sunleth Waterscape. The stage’s background music has a bit of leit motif from that FFXIII stage and features the same weather-changing mechanic as well. Something tells us that Stranger of Paradise: FF Origin will be making a ton of callbacks with its level design.
Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin will be out on 11th March 2022 for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series.