Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin UK release date, age rating and parents guide

Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin UK release date, age rating and parents guide

With the recent arrival of the final trailer we know a whole lot more about Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origins, so here’s everything you need to know including the UK release date, age rating and our parents guide. We’ll also give you a bit more detail about the story and when it’s set, so that you can place it a bit better among the other games in the series, and we’ll be keeping an eye on the file size too for anyone watching their disk space.

It’s been a while since we had a brand new Final Fantasy game to play, which is one of the big reasons why Origins is such a big deal. The last big game was the first part of the Final Fantasy VII Remake trilogy, which is a major re-working of the 1997 Sony PlayStation classic. It came out in 2020, but you’ll have to go back 2016’s FFXV for the last original story.

There have been some real highs from the series, which dates back to 1987, and while the name of the 2022 release sounds like it might be a prequel of some sort, the reality is that cannot be the case. Instead, all of the games in the series stand alone, with their own story, characters and setting, so there cannot be a new starting point for them all.

Story, setting and gameplay

Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin takes things back to the very first game in the series, but instead of it being a standard remake, it’s an alternate universe retelling of events. A group of people are drawn into the universe from another world to face the mounting evil of Chaos. It’s led by Jack Garland who you can see from the trailer is pretty occupied with the destruction of Chaos, and he’s joined by Ash and Jed who help him in his quest.

As is the norm for modern-day titles in the series, Origin is an action RPG, so all of the gameplay is on the fly as you battle classic enemies from Final Fantasy. Like FF VII Remake, there will be a breaker that you’ll be able to try to deplete for enemies allowing you to unleash some big moves and huge damage.

As you make your way through the story, you’ll also have a host of bosses to take on with the final trailer showing a fair few of them off, including Thiamut. The big difference with Stranger of Paradise is that Jack will have an opportunity to beats out finisher moves that will freeze enemies and then he will be able to absorb their power to replenish his magic.

This will be fairly easy with the standard enemies, and it looks pretty impressive in all of the trailers. It’s going to be interesting to see how this works with the bosses, whether or not you take on any of their power or if it works in the same way as with smaller enemies in the game.

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Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin UK release date

There isn’t too much time to wait to play the game with the Stranger of Paradise UK release date scheduled for the 18th March 2022. It’ll be available to play on the PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox ONE, Series X|S and PC, so unless you’re a die hard Nintendo Switch player then you should be able to get your hands on the game in a couple of months.

As it’s coming out towards the end of March that should make it one of the big games to get into over the Easter holidays in the UK. It’ll have a good amount of competition, though, with the likes of Gran Turismo 7, Ghostwire Tokyo, Kirby and the Forgotten Land, Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands and Leg Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga confirmed and the possibility of God of War Ragnarok still in the wings.

The game will be coming out in North America on the same date, which covers the US and Canada. The release time for will be midnight local time, so it’ll be available to play in the UK a little earlier than in North America with 12 am in London being 7pm in New York.

Age rating and parents guide

Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin has been given an age rating of 16 by PEGI in the UK, which is the same as both XV and VII Remake. In North America, it’s been given a certificate of M for Mature by the ESRB, which means that content is generally suitable for gamers over the age of 17.

In terms of our parents guide, there will obviously be a lot of violence delivered in the same style as in previous games in the series. There’s also a lot of threat to the situation and from the look of the trailer this may well be the darkest entry in the series to-date.

There’s always an element of horror to the games and that’s sure to be the case in parts to SOPFFO, especially with the dark fantasy styling. This isn’t normally all that scary as such, but it’s one of the things to take into account from a parents guide perspective.

Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin file size

At the moment, the exact details for the Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin file size haven’t been confirmed for PlayStation 4 & 5, Xbox ONE & Series X|S or PC. However, looking at XV on the PS4 the file size was 66.4GB and VII Remake was 94.81GB, so we’re inclined to say that the 2022 release will probably closer to the latter than the former with Remake coming out closer to SOPFFO.

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