Square Enix has claimed that the three previously announced Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin DLC missions will actually be exclusive to the Digital Deluxe Edition of the game and “won’t be available separately”. However, the good news is that this claim may be inaccurate – or at least, very poorly worded.
If there’s one sure way to annoy a fanbase, it’s by saying that DLC is exclusively available as either a pre-order bonus or with some specific version of a game – and won’t be available to buy or access outside of those versions. Square Enix did this earlier this year with Spider-Man being exclusive to Avengers on PS4/PS5, now it says that Stranger of Paradise’s DLC missions will be exclusive to the Digital Deluxe Edition.
In the tweet below, the publisher suggests that the Final Fantasy Origin missions Trials of the Dragon King, Wanderer of the Rift, and Different Future will only be available in this version, and even throw in “pre-order” to rub salt in the wound harder. “These missions won’t be available separately”, the tweet states.